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Albert Nijenhuis (1926-2015)

Submitted by Rose Choi on February 1, 2015 - 3:00am
Albert Nijenhuis

Affiliate faculty member Albert Nijenhuis died on Friday, February 13.  He was born on November 21, 1926, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  During World War II, he studied mathematics on his own, continuing his studies afterwards at the University of Amsterdam and receiving his PhD in 1952.  Following appointments at Princeton, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Chicago, Albert came to the University of Washington as an assistant professor, staying until 1963, by which time he was a professor.  During his years on the faculty, Albert spoke at the International Congress of Mathematicians (1958, Edinburgh) and was a Guggenheim Fellow.  In 1963, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania.  Upon retirement in 1987, Albert returned to his beloved Seattle and became an affiliate professor in the department, where we were fortunate to benefit from his warm presence for many years.

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