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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Joyal=2C_Andr=E9?= <joyal.andre <at> uqam.ca>
Subject: Daniel M. Kan, 1927-2013
Newsgroups: gmane.science.mathematics.categories
Date: Wednesday 7th August 2013 18:10:41 UTC (over 5 years ago)
From Clark Barwick, forwarded 
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Dear colleagues and friends,

On Sunday, 4 August, 2013, Daniel M. Kan died peacefully at his home in
Newton, MA, surrounded by his family. It was his 86th birthday. There was a
small burial service Monday afternoon.

Dan received his Ph.D in 1955, and after short-term positions at Columbia,
Princeton, and Hebrew University, he joined the Department of Mathematics
at MIT in 1959, where he remained until his retirement in 1993. Dan
continued to do mathematics until the last week of his life.

In his long career, Dan published more than 70 papers with 15 coauthors.
His lifelong mathematical pursuit was abstract homotopy theory, and many of
his ideas were so natural and flexible that they quickly became
incorporated into the very fabric of algebraic topology. He supervised 15
Ph.D students (all of them at MIT), and he influenced many more through his
unique seminar in algebraic topology, which today is known as the Kan
Seminar.

Clark

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