Robert Coleman Memorial, May 31st, 2-4pm

We are very sad to report the sudden death of Professor Robert Coleman in the early morning on March 24, 2014, just a few months after his retirement and a few months short of his sixtieth birthday.

Professor Coleman was born in Glen Cove, New York in 1954. He received an A.B. from Harvard in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1979;  he joined our department in 1983.  His ground-breaking work in number theory, based primarily on his unique insight into p-adic geometry, transformed the field.  He is especially known for his theory of p-adic integration (the “Coleman integral”) and his construction, with Barry Mazur, of the eigencurve, a richly complicated p-adic space which glues together families of modular forms and Galois representations.  He is the author of 63 publications and had thirteen students and fifteen mathematical descendants. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1987.

Professor Coleman fought multiple sclerosis with great bravery for 29 years, never giving up his dedication to research in and teaching of mathematics, or his good humor and engagement with friends, colleagues, and the natural world.


Robert Coleman Memorial
May 31, 2014, 2-4PM
Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Please join us for a celebration of Robert Coleman's life and work that will include photos, videos, music, and reminiscences by Robert's friends and colleagues. We
hope that you will come to share your memories!

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 23, 2014 to Mary Pepple, mpepple [at] berkeley [dot] edu.