## OP-SF WEB

### Extract from OP-SF NET

**Topic #7 --------------- OP-SF NET --------------- September
12, 1996**

#### Death of Carl Herz

From: Tom H. Koornwinder
Carl S. Herz, Redpath Professor of Pure Mathematics at McGill University,
died on May 1, 1995 at the age of 65. His general area of research was
harmonic analysis in a wide sense. His paper "Bessel functions of matrix
argument", Annals of Math. 61 (1955), 474-523 was a pioneering paper in
the field of special functions in several variables associated with Lie
groups and with root systems.

See also the obituary
Carl Herz 1930-1995 in *Notices AMS*, July 1996,
which is partly reproduced from Canadian Math. Soc. Notes,
December 1995.

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