Thursday, October 26, 2023

RIP Gary Lorden (1941–2023)

Gary Lorden, a profesor emeritus of mathematics at Caltech, died last night. In addition to being a mathematics professor, Gary held many leadership positions at Caltech. He was the only statistician in Caltech's math department, and I TAed for him during my junior year in the inaugural edition of the so-called "new core", which included major changes in Math 1 and Math 2. I got my gig as a consultant for the movie "Meet Dave" through Gary. He was also a very kind person.

Update (10/30/23): Caltech has posted a short obituary.