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Edmond E. Granirer fonds
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1962 - 2020 (Creation)
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62.5 cm of textual records.
11 photographs b&w and col. 30 x 25 cm and smaller.
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Edmond Ernest Granirer (1935-2020), known to family and friends as “Eddy” or “Ed,” was born in Constanța, Romania. When Romania entered World War II, Granirer was smuggled with his family to Bucharest. As a young teenager, he attended the Jewish Trade School, Cultura, where he taught while also attending high school. At 15, he immigrated to Israel, where he graduated high school. Granirer studied mathematics at the Hebrew University and in 1959 was appointed Assistant for the Ph.D. program in the School of Mathematics. He later secured a two-year position at the University of Illinois, and after that, moved to a job at Cornell University. He finally received a tenure track position at UBC. From 1970 until his retirement in 1997, Granirer taught, researched and supervised doctoral students. He actively continued studying after his retirement; his last paper was published two months before his death. Granirer received many prestigious honours, including membership of the Royal Society of Canada. Granirer’s research on Banach and Fourier Algebras has been highly cited, with multiple papers in journals that include: Colloquium Mathematicum, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Australian Mathematical Society, and Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society and Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society amongst many others.
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The fonds consists of records relating to the teaching, research and supervision work of Edmond Granirer. The records in this fonds include published math articles, correspondence with colleagues and organizations, lecture notes and presentations on Algebra given around the world. There are also records of his early career in the US and student evaluations of his classes. Also in the fonds are newspaper clippings, reports, programs and photographs. The records have been divided into four series Career Records, Published Papers, Lectures and Conferences, and Correspondence.
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The records were gifted by Pnina Granirer.
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No further accruals are expected.
The information in the biographical sketch is extracted from a longer biography submitted by Pnina Granirer. This document is with the accession file.