In memory of our beloved Marvin Knopp who died on December 24, 2011

Many people who loved Marvin were not able to attend his funeral because of the suddenness of his death. For those of you who would like to view the service for my father please click on this YouTube link.

Please note that this link consists of four sequential videos totaling 71 minutes in length.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Camphill Soltane, 224 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania 193434, or to Meir Panim.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dear Friends:

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

Memorial Concert:

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.)

Memorial Banquet:

A memorial banquet is planned for Sunday evening, November 11, following the concert.

For more Information, (Free) Online Registration, and Updates:

Please see:

Best regards,

Ed Letzter, Geoff Mason, and Wlad Pribitkin
(Conference Organizers)