OSCAR E. LANFORD III, a mathematical physicist, died Nov. 16, 2013. He was 74. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to Sigma Xi, he received his degree with high honors and with high distinction in physics. He received master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, as well as an honorary degree from Wesleyan in 1990. He had been a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, then at the IHES in France, and since 1987 at the ETH in Zurich, where he retired in 2005. He continued teaching at the Courant Institute until 2012. Several of his papers have influenced the direction that mathematical physics has taken. Among those who survive are his wife, Regina Krigman Lanford; his daughter; his brother, Henry C.S. Lanford ’65; and his niece, Brook Wilensky-Lanford ’99.
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