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Georgia Benkart passes away

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

Georgia Benkart  (December 30, 1947 – April 29, 2022) was known for her work in the structure and representation theory of Lie algebras and related algebraic structures.  A tribute to her contributions to her field, "Gems from the Work of Georgia Benkart", appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 

She was elected and served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics from 2009 to 2011. In 2014 at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Seoul, she delivered the ICM Emmy Noether Lecture.

Georgia Benkart collaborated with CWM in several occasions. In particular, she was the chair of the (WM)² 2018 program committee, and one of the editors of its Proceedings. We will miss her.

Collected Georgia Benkart Remembrances