NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

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NSM Mourns Passing of Roland Glowinski

Roland Glowinski, the Cullen Professor of Mathematics known for his work in applied mathematics and scientific computing, passed away on January 26. He was 84.

Roland Glowinski His career was unconventional by virtue of his decision to pursue applied mathematics at a time when pure mathematics was the mode.

A member of the University of Houston faculty since 1985, Glowinski’s work had a significant impact on the development and growth of applied mathematics worldwide. Much of his work involved computer simulations to solve scientific, medical, and engineering problems. Over the years, his work addressed applications to mechanics, physics, aeronautics, engineering sciences, and biology.

Glowinski’s relentless curiosity, patience, and willingness to listen were an asset. He had a natural ability to collaborate with people across a wide spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines. This gift helped him amass an impressive international network of colleagues and friends.

The funeral was held January 31. A University memorial service will be held Thursday, March 31, at 4 pm at UH’s A.D. Bruce Religion Center followed by a reception in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.

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