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From: "Rosenthal, Kimmo" <>
To: Alberto Peruzzi <>
Subject: categories: Re: Bill Lawvere
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 18:46:20 -0500	[thread overview]
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I am incredibly saddened at the passing of Bill Lawvere. In my first term
of graduate school in 1974, I found myself in Bill’s Algebra class and,
looking back, it was the single most fortuitous and defining moment in my
career. I was enthralled and captivated by a new view of mathematics,
learning, and scholarship that opened my eyes and would serve as a
fingerpost directing me towards my future path. Whatever modest successes I
may have had as a mathematician I owe to Bill’s teachings, example,  and
mentorship. Others will speak more astutely than I ever could to his many,
many contributions and accomplishments; what I will continue to cherish is
his kind friendship and also his unmatched generosity of spirit. As I now
reflect on Bill, what comes to mind is the definition of the word *mensch*
- a person of integrity and honor, of kindness and consideration, someone
to admire and emulate. Kimmo Rosenthal

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 4:51 PM Alberto Peruzzi <>

> Dear all,
> a very sad news: Lawvere’s family asked me to provide you with the message
> below.
> Alberto Peruzzi
> Francis William Lawvere (known to most as Bill) died peacefully yesterday
> (January 23, 2023) at sunrise, surrounded by family at his home in Chapel
> Hill, North Carolina after a long period of illness. He was born in Muncie,
> Indiana on Feb. 9, 1937 and has family, friends and colleagues around the
> world. No services will be held at this time, however several memorial
> celebrations of life and scientific work are anticipated.
> Correspondence with family can be sent to his wife Fatima at
> <> or to
> 111 East Winmore Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA.

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-24 17:21 Alberto Peruzzi
2023-01-24 23:46 ` Rosenthal, Kimmo [this message]
2023-01-27 13:36 ` categories: " Matias M
2023-02-01 14:51   ` Sabadini Nicoletta
2023-02-08 15:39 categories: " Anders Kock
2023-02-09  4:58 ` categories: " Ross Street

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