Richard Friederich Arens, b. Iserlohn, Germany, ∈
[1918.05.04, 1919.05.03]; † May 3, 2000, L.A., @ 81 (cf. NYT, 2000.05.19
Age 6: arrived in USA;
Age 22 (1941): graduated UCLA;
Age 26 (1945): Ph.D. Harvard;
1945-1947: Assistantship, IAS, Princeton (cf. IAS Bulletin
1947-1989: Math. Faculty, UCLA;
1989-2000: Emeritus, UCLA.
Interests: functional analysis, function algebras,
field theory and quantization, mathematical foundations of physics,
quantum information theory.
Survivors: a son, Philip, of Los Angeles; a sister, Hildegard
Wustenberg of Munich; and two half-brothers, Hubert Arens of Hamburg,
Germany, and Ludwig Arens of Denia, Spain.
Predeceased: wife, Helen Cornfeld Arens, violinist and
mathematics professor, &dagger August, 1999.