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June, 2014

Saying Good-bye to Professor Al Baernstein

Professor of Mathematics Albert Baernstein passed away at his home, in the afternoon, on June 11, 2014.  Al was born on April 25, 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 14 at 2:30 in the Goldberg Formal Lounge, on the second floor of the Danforth University Center on the Washington University campus. The department, mathematicians, students, and all who knew him were invited. There was opportunity to offer a few words about Al. He will be missed.

Albert Baernstein's research interests were in complex analysis, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations and the theory of symmetrization. He obtained a B.A. from Cornell University in 1962 and defended his Ph.D. thesis in 1968, at the University of Wisconsin. Following a year as a cost analyst for an insurance company, Al dedicated his career to research and teaching. He joined the Department of Mathematics at Washington University, St.Louis in 1972, where his incisive mind and keen sense of humour made contributions to everyone's day.

The flag at Washington University in St.Louis Danforth Campus was lowered on Friday, June 13, in honor of Professor Baernstein.
Mention in the St.Louis Post Dispatch.
Mention in the WUSTL Record.

—Math news, stories, videos, and interviews by Marie C. Taris, http://www.math.wustl.edu/marietaris/math.html⇨

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