As I've mentioned on these mailing lists before, the Axiom community lost another major contributor. Like Dick Jenks, Manuel Bronstein was one of the key developers of the original Axiom system. He was also active with me behind the scenes, has contributed his thesis work for documentatin purposes, and has done large pieces of software (SUMit and as a supervisor for Niklaus Mannhart, PIit, plus an integrator for Maple).
There have been several emails crossing my desk about Manuel but this one I want to share with you mostly out of concern for his family. Manuel leaves behind a wife and 6 children. Tim ============================================================= Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 02:19:22 -0400 From: Emil Volcheck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: From Manuel's brother Yonah Hello, everyone, Manuel's brother Yonah relays some unfortunate news. Manuel did not have life insurance, and his family needs financial help. See below. I replied asking him to provide bank account information for people outside the US who might want to make transfers. When I get that information, I'll send out a broader announcement. I also asked if he needs help finding people to sort through Manuel's scientific papers. .....[snip]..... FYI: the organization Yonah refers to is an orthodox Lubavitcher synagogue, Chabad of Greater South Bay, http://www.chabadpaloalto.com/ . Thanks, --Emil ----- Forwarded message from [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 14:46:13 +0200 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Emil Volcheck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Condolences Dear Mr. Volcheck, This is Yonah Alexandre Bronstein, Manuel's brother, helping Tamara with her emails. I came in to help bury Manu and help Tamara deal with the aftermath of his death. If you can forgive me for being practical, Manuel unfortunately passed away without life insurance (he was in between 2 contracts), and so now Tamara and her 6 kids face some financial difficulties as well. I have therefore organized a support fund for Manuel's family, based in California (where I live and will be able to help manage it). Those who want to help can send checks: .to the order of: CHABAD .mention: "MANUEL BRONSTEIN FAMILY FUND" .address: CHABAD 3070 LOUIS ROAD PALO ALTO, CA 94303 USA I'd be most grateful if you could diffuse that information as you feel is appropriate, through the ACM and other professional organizations who knew Manuel. Thank you very much, Yonah Alexandre Bronstein, Ph.D. [EMAIL PROTECTED] 1-650-799-0627 .....[snip]..... _______________________________________________ Axiom-math mailing list Axiomfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/axiom-math