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Occasionally, a mathematician passes on who is much more than the sum of his work, considerable as that might be. A person, perhaps, whom people felt the better for having known. A person who always had a smile, a glint in the eye, a beguiling charm, a ready happiness to…

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David John Finney was born in Warrington, UK, on January 3, 1917. His mathematical abilities were recognized by the local school and his parents were advised to transfer him to Manchester Grammar School. From there he won a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge, to study mathematics, until a health scare…

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Susan (Sue) Wilson was born in Sydney on March 19, 1948. She was an undergraduate at the University of Sydney from 1965–1968, completing a BSc with First Class Honours, and she completed her PhD at the Australian National University (ANU) under the supervision of P.A.P. (Pat) Moran. The title of…

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Canadian statistician Colin Ross Blyth died on August 22, 2019, at the age of 96. Born in Guelph, Ontario, on October 24, 1922, he studied at Queen’s University, Kingston (BA, 1944), the University of Toronto (MA, 1946), and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, 1950), where he was Erich…

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Professor Janos Galambos, a well respected and influential mathematician, passed away on December 19, 2019 at the age of 79. Galambos is survived by his wife, Éva Galambos. Janos Galambos was born in Zirc, Hungary, on September 1, 1940. He entered Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 1958 and graduated…

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