Obituary of Richard Allen Askey

Posted on December 9th, 2019 by

Most of you have probably not heard of Professor Richard Askey, Professor at Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, who passed away this fall. But every student who has passed through the MCS Department knows the bronze bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan sculpted by Paul Granlund that proudly adorns our lobby. Richard Askey was the driving force behind the commission of this bust. Read more about him and the commissioning of the bust in this obituary by David Bressoud.


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