[ALGTOP-L] Sufian Husseini (1929-2017)

Alejandro Adem (Math) adem at math.ubc.ca
Sun Dec 31 17:10:24 EST 2017


Some sad news: my former colleague Sufian Husseini passed away on December 30, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. He was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at UW-Madison from 1961 until his retirement in 2001. Sufian obtained his PhD at Princeton under Norman Steenrod and was an instructor at MIT before moving to Madison. His research was primarily in algebraic topology, on topics such as loop spaces and configuration spaces. He established a long term collaboration with Ed Fadell (also a UW-Madison colleague) and together they wrote a number of beautiful and influential papers, as well as the Springer monograph Geometry and Topology of Configuration Spaces.

Sufian was a source of knowledge and inspiration for students and faculty alike and known for his astute insight in mathematics and beyond. Together with his wife Barbara he generously hosted many mathematicians and contributed in important ways to the UW-Madison Math Department. He will be missed.

Alejandro Adem


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Professor of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
http://www.math.ubc.ca/~adem
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<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div class=""><div dir="auto" class=""><div class=""><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Some sad news: my former colleague Sufian Husseini passed away on December 30, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. He was </span></font><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at UW-Madison from 1961 until his retirement </span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">in 2001. Sufian obtained his PhD at Princeton under Norman Steenrod and was an instructor at MIT before moving to Madison. His research was primarily in algebraic topology, on topics such as loop spaces and configuration spaces. He established a long term collaboration with Ed Fadell (also a UW-Madison colleague) and together they wrote a number of beautiful and influential papers, as well as the Springer monograph</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"> </span><b class="" style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Geometry and Topology of Configuration Spaces.</b></div><div class=""><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br class=""></span></font></div><div class=""><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Sufian was a source of knowledge and inspiration for students and faculty alike and known for his astute insight in mathematics and beyond. Together with his wife Barbara he generously hosted many mathematicians and contributed in important ways to the UW-Madison Math Department. He will be missed.</span></font></div><div class=""><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><br></span></font></div><div class=""><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Alejandro Adem</span></font></div></div></div><div><div class=""><div dir="auto" class=""><div class=""><br></div></div></div></div><br><div id="AppleMailSignature">--<div>Professor of Mathematics</div><div>University of British Columbia</div><div><a href="http://www.math.ubc.ca/~adem">http://www.math.ubc.ca/~adem</a></div></div></body></html>


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