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In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart

The Board of Trustees, directorate, and staff of MSRI announce with great sadness the sudden passing of Dr. Georgia Benkart, Emerita Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on April 29, 2022.

In addition to her extraordinary legacy in the mathematical community, Dr. Benkart was a longtime member of MSRI’s Board of Trustees and Committee on Women in Mathematics. Georgia was a dear friend, and a steady, reliable presence in many MSRI endeavors. We shall miss her very much.

Selected tributes to Dr. Benkart's life and legacy are linked below.

In May 2024, a workshop will be held at MSRI / SLMath in honor of Dr. Benkart: Advances In Lie Theory, Representation Theory And Combinatorics: Inspired By The Work Of Georgia M. Benkart.