In Memoriam: Hans Duistermaat (1942-2010) : grasping the essence

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On March 19, 2010, mathematics lost one of its leading geometric analysts, Johannes Jisse Duistermaat. At age 67 he passed away, after a short illness following a renewed bout of lymphoma the doctors thought they had controlled. ‘Hans’, as Duistermaat was universally known among friends and colleagues, was not only a brilliant research mathematician and inspiring teacher, but also an accomplished chess player, very fond of several physical sports, and a devoted husband and (grand)father. Erik van den Ban and Johan Kolk look back on Duistermaat’s life and work in this contribution; it is followed by remembrances and surveys by some of his friends, students, and colleagues
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalNieuw archief voor wiskunde. Serie 5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


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