[ALGTOP-L] Remembering Sam Gitler
hannon at math.bu.edu
Sat Sep 13 19:57:14 EDT 2014
And we lost Dan Kan last summer.
On Sep 13, 2014, at 18:59, Ralph Cohen <ralph at math.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Boy, its been a rough couple of summers for algebraic topology.
> Last summer we lost Mark Mahowald, and this summer we lost Sam Gitler.
> Mark and Sam were not only towering figures in the field, they each played
> a crucial role in making the algebraic topology community one of the friendliest
> in all of mathematics.
> Like Doug, I met Sam when I was a graduate student at Brandeis.
> In my case this was in 1976. He was very supportive then, and was a
> great friend over the next 38 years. Due in large part to Sam, the
> algebraic topology communities in the US and in Mexico have been and
> continue to be very close. I am hopeful and indeed optimistic that they
> will remain that way. I can think of nothing that would honor Sam’s memory more.
> All the best,
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