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Re: Jens-Peer Kuska passed away

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  • Subject: [mg101439] Re: [mg101427] Jens-Peer Kuska passed away
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 07:47:04 -0400 (EDT)
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This is quite a shock, I'm terribly sorry to hear this news. I learnt
much from his postings. Thanks for letting us know.

2009/7/7  <mtrott at>:
> Dear Mathgroup,
> I am sorry to inform you that Jens-Peer Kuska passed away last week.
> He was 45 years old.
> I have known Jens-Peer since the early 80s when we both studied physics
> at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Our departments were on opposite
> sides of the first floor hallway.
> After Germany's reunification and the availability of more computers
> and software, Jens-Peer's favorite program soon become Mathematica.
> And he evolved to be a true expert of it.
> His broad and detailed mathematics and physics knowledge allowed
> Jens to cover new areas in computer graphics with his OpenGL viewer
> and in his work on medical image processing.
> Most of the Mathgroup readers know Jens-Peer from his short, to the point=
> helpful, stimulating contributions to Mathgroup, where he contributed so
> many times for more than 10 years.
> And the German-speaking Mathematica user knew him additionally from his
> many contribution to the German Mathematica user group:
> Jens-Peer was a brilliant Mathematica (and in general) programmer who
> was able to code complicated algorithms efficiently and elegantly. His
> reservoir of ideas what to implement, calculate, investigate, or
> visualize was virtually unlimited.
> For the ones that were fortunate to know him in person and discuss
> Mathematica, mathematics, physics, or image-processing issues with him,
> know the value of his deep, critical, and constructive opinions and
> contributions.
> He loved to discuss so many different topics, ranging from Fullform[]s of
> Mathematica graphics expressions to shape-characteristics of averaged
> Wigner  functions of quantum systems and the use of partial differentia=
> equations to image processing tasks.
> We all will miss such discussions with him in the future.
> Jens-Peer will be missed by the Mathematica community, his university
> department
> (,
> his former students, his friends, and of course, his family.
> Michael Trott
> Wolfram Research

Peter Lindsay

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