Richard Kadison

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Richard V. Kadison (July 25, 1925 – August 22, 2018)[2] was an American mathematician known for his contributions to the study of operator algebras.

Richard Kadison
Richard Kadison.jpg
Born(1925-07-25)July 25, 1925
DiedAugust 22, 2018(2018-08-22) (aged 93)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known forKadison–Kaplansky conjecture
Kadison's inequality
Kadison–Singer problem[1]
Kadison transitivity theorem
Kadison–Sakai theorem
Kadison–Kastler metric
AwardsSteele Prize (1999)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisorMarshall Harvey Stone
Doctoral studentsJames Glimm
Richard Lashof
Marc Rieffel
Mikael Rørdam
Erling Størmer

WorkEdit

Born in New York City in 1925,[3][4] Kadison was a Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pennsylvania.[5]

Kadison is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (elected in 1996),[6][7] and a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters[2] and of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[8] He is a 1969 Guggenheim Fellow.[9]

Kadison was awarded the 1999 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement by the American Mathematical Society.[5][10] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[11]

PersonalEdit

Kadison was a skilled gymnast with a specialty in rings, making the 1952 US Olympic Team but later withdrawing due to an injury.[12] He married Karen M. Holm on June 5, 1956, and they had one son, Lars.[12]

Kadison died after a short illness on August 22, 2018.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit

BooksEdit

  • with John Ringrose: Fundamentals of the theory of operator algebras. 2 vols., Academic Press 1983; new edition, Fundamentals of the theory of operator algebras: Elementary theory, Vol. 1, 1997 Fundamentals of the theory of operator algebras: Advanced theory, Vol. 2, 1997 AMS 1997[13][14]
  • with John Ringrose: Fundamentals of the theory of operator algebras, III-IV. An exercise approach, Birkhäuser, Basel, III: 1991, xiv+273 pp., ISBN 0-8176-3497-5; IV: 1992, xiv+586 pp., ISBN 0-8176-3498-3[15][16][17]

PNAS articlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kadison–Singer Conjecture Succumbs to Proof | Mathematical Association of America
  2. ^ a b Foreign Members list. Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Accessed January 12, 2010
  3. ^ a b "In Memoriam, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mathematics". University of Pennsylvania.
  4. ^ "Library of Congress Name Authority File". Library of Congress.
  5. ^ a b Richard Kadison wins 1999 AMS Steele Prize. Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania. Accessed January 12, 2010.
  6. ^ Kadison, Richard V., U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Accessed January 12, 2010. Election citation: "Kadison has been the principal figure in the American school of study of operator algebras in Hilbert space since the Second World War and one of the central leaders of the world development leading to applications in quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, noncommutative geometry, and knot theory."
  7. ^ "National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members". Science. 272 (5263): 808–0. 1996. doi:10.1126/science.272.5263.808. S2CID 220101739.
  8. ^ Academy members list, Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Accessed January 12, 2010.
  9. ^ Guggenheim Fellow list, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Accessed January 12, 2010.
  10. ^ "1999 Steele Prizes" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 46 (4): 457–462. 1999.
  11. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-27.
  12. ^ a b Ge, Liming; Jaffe, Arthur; Rieffel, Marc; Rørdam, Mikael (October 2019). "In Memoriam: Richard Kadison (1925–2018)" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 66 (9): 1453–1463. doi:10.1090/noti1949.
  13. ^ Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras. Volume I, AMS website
  14. ^ Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras. Volume II, AMS website
  15. ^ Pedersen, Gert K. (1994). "Review of Fundamentals of the theory of operator algebras, III-IV. An exercise approach by Richard Kadison and John Ringrose" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 31 (2): 275–277. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1994-00531-2.
  16. ^ Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras. Volume III, AMS website
  17. ^ Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras. Volume IV, AMS website

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