The Department of Mathematics, Temple University, is holding a conference to honor the memory of our colleague and friend Marvin Knopp. The conference will take place Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12, 2012.
Marvin Knopp joined the Department of Mathematics at Temple in 1976. Prior to coming to Temple, he held professorships at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Illinois, Chicago. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1958 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, under the direction of Paul T. Bateman. Marvin Isadore Knopp was born on January 4, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.
Professor Knopp was a leading expert in the theory of modular forms, and he was a pioneering figure in the theory of Eichler cohomology, modular integrals, and generalized modular forms. On several occasions he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and he twice gave invited addresses to meetings of the American Mathematical Society. Marvin Knopp had over 70 publications and was the author of three books, including the foundational "Modular Functions in Analytic Number Theory." In 2007 the International Journal of Number Theory dedicated a volume in his honor. Over the course of his career, Professor Knopp supervised 21 Ph.D. students.
George Andrews, Pennsylvania State University
Bruce Berndt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
YoungJu Choie, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Dorian Goldfeld, Columbia University
Henryk Iwaniec, Rutgers University,
Winfried Kohnen, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Geoffrey Mason, University of California, Santa Cruz
Peter Sarnak, Institute for Advanced Study
Doron Zelberger, Rutgers University
In addition to the mathematical activities, a late afternoon memorial concert is planned for Sunday, November 11, performed by the Peabody Trio: Seth Knopp, piano; Natasha Brofsky, cello; Violaine Melançon, violin. The concert will take place in the Temple Performing Arts Center. (This event is co-sponsored by the Tri-County Concerts Association; Marvin was Vice President of this association from 1996 through 2011.)
A memorial banquet is planned for Sunday evening, November 11, following the concert.
For more Information, (Free) Online Registration, and Updates:
Please see: http://math.temple.edu/events/
Ed Letzter, Geoff Mason, and Wlad Pribitkin