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Topic: Obituary
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Posted: Apr 25, 2007 10:42 AM
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Donald J Newman Born July 27, 1930 Brooklyn, New York Died March 28,
2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Devoted and beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and
friend. Survived by his wife, Herta, sons David and Daniel, sisters
Gilda and Ava, and grandchildren Rebecca, Max and Emily.

A celebrated, world-class mathematician who received his Ph D in 1953
at Harvard, having won the exalted Putnam Mathematics prize an
unprecedented four times in a row while an undergraduate at City
College of New York and New York University. His mathematical
specialties included Complex Analysis, Approximation Theory and Number
Theory. Among the numerous challenging problems he solved was the
famous Corona problem. He was a close friend and associate of John
Nash, and was featured in the book A Beautiful Mind. His career
included posts as a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, Brown University,
Yeshiva University, Temple University and a distinguished chair at Bar-
Y-Lon University in Israel, as well as positions in government and
industry at Avco, Republic Aviation, Bell Laboratories, IBM and the
NSA. His prodigious published output as a mathematician included over
150 papers and five books.

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