Academician Professor Constantin Corduneanu, Interim ARA President, left for another world


The greetings for the holidays of this end of the year and for the New Year 2019 come to you with very sad news: Academician Professor Constantin Corduneanu, Interim ARA President, left for another world last night around 10 pm…

He touched so many lives, so many souls in his passing through this world. He left a legacy by his example and encouragement for dedication to creative work, to a work well done, for an honest life.

He published several books and left with the regret of a dreamed book he still wanted to write; some of his students, now professors, might be able to do it in his memory. Many of them were around him during his last day as an extended family. He left, dedicating until his 90ies, as nobody else, his energy and effort to maintain the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (ARA), at the highest academic and moral standards and to protect it from failure. All of us, members of this Academy, need to be inspired by him  and able to continue his effort to succeed. Inside of ARA he started and continuously published himself for more than 30 years the journal of Libertas Mathematica. Only few years ago he transferred this responsibility to another mathematics professor, the editor of the Journal. The 2018 Libertas Mathematica issue dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Professor Corduneanu is published online.

He  deserves that The Constantin Corduneanu Award for the best paper of the year in mathematics should be created in his memory and honor and be presented at the annual ARA Congress with the recommendation for the  paper to be considered for publication in Libertas Mathematica.

Academician Professor Constantin Corduneanu, is a full member of the Romanian Academy. He is well known by his peers, who honored him at his 90th anniversary by symposia at two Sections of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, in Cluj-Napoca (April 2018) and in Iasi (September 2018) and also at the University of Ekaterinburg Russia (on July 26, on his birthday). He was honored by the ARA 42nd Congress in Iasi at the opening reception on August 27, 2018.

God Bless him to rest in peace.

A paper that contains the biographical sketch and reviews scientific achievements of Acad. Prof. Constantin Corduneanu, the outstanding researcher in Oscillations, Stability and Control Theory of the 20th century, can be found at the following link:

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