The Board of Trustees, directorate, and staff of MSRI announce with great sadness the sudden passing of Dr. Georgia Benkart, Emerita Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on April 29, 2022.
In addition to her extraordinary legacy in the mathematical community, Dr. Benkart was a longtime member of MSRI’s Board of Trustees and Committee on Women in Mathematics. Georgia was a dear friend, and a steady, reliable presence in many MSRI endeavors. We shall miss her very much.
Selected tributes to Dr. Benkart's life and legacy are linked below.
- Georgia Benkart (1947 - 2022) Obituary
- University of Wisconsin - Madison mourns an important mathematician and beloved mentor
- Georgia Benkart Remembrances (UW-Madison)
- Gems from the Work of Georgia Benkart, by Tom Halverson and Arun Ram (AMS Notices)
- American Mathematical Society (AMS): Remembering Georgia Benkart (1947-2022)
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM): 2014 Noether Lecture and Biography
- Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS): Q&A with the AustMS 2017 Women Plenary Speakers
- Wikipedia: Georgia Benkart
In May 2024, a workshop will be held at MSRI / SLMath in honor of Dr. Benkart: Advances In Lie Theory, Representation Theory And Combinatorics: Inspired By The Work Of Georgia M. Benkart.