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Lipman Bers

Born: 22-May-1914
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: 29-Oct-1993
Location of death: New Rochelle, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Riemann surfaces

Wife: Mary Kagan Bers
Daughter: Ruth Shapiro
Son: Victor

    University: University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
    University: PhD, University of Prague (1938)
    Professor: Syracuse University (1945-51)
    Professor: New York University (1951-64)
    Professor: Columbia University (1964-82)
    Scholar: City University of New York (1984)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Mathematical Society President (1975-77)
    American Mathematical Society VP (1963-65)
    American Philosophical Society
    Finnish Academy of Sciences
    International Defense Committee of Mathematicians
    National Academy of Sciences Chair, Committee on Human Rights
    National Committee on Mathematics Chairman (1977-81)
    National Research Council Chairman, Division of Mathematical Sciences (1969-71)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1978
    Stroke multiple
    Latvian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's

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