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Professor Kenneth P. Bogart (1943 - 2005)

Announcement by Dean of Faculty Carol Folt on March 31, 2005:

It is with deep sadness that I must inform you of the death of Professor Kenneth P. Bogart of the Mathematics department in a biking accident. Ken came to Dartmouth in 1968 after receiving his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in that year. At the time of his death, Ken was in California on a sabbatical and working to complete revisions on his books, Introductory Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science, while continuing his research on graph theory and partially ordered sets. During his career, Ken published nine books and over 60 articles. His many years of service to Dartmouth were marked by a dedication to teaching, which included participation in Math Across the Curriculum and his own grant for Teaching Introductory Combinatorics by Guided Discovery. He will be sincerely missed by his colleagues, friends and students. Our thoughts are with his wife, Ruth, and their two children.

A brief summary of Professor Bogart's career

A more complete summary of Professor Bogart's career is here.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Professor Bogart was held on Sunday, May 22 in Rollins Chapel on the Dartmouth campus.

Memorial Donations

For those who wish to make a memorial donation to Dartmouth College, Ken's wife, Ruth, has said she would like to see those contributions benefit the Mathematics Department directly, in particular as a fund to benefit the research efforts of our graduate students.

Donations can be sent to:

Department of Mathematics
Kenneth P. Bogart memorial fund
6188 Kemeny Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3551

Symposium in Ken's honor

There will be a Ken Bogart memorial mini-symposium at the SIAM Discrete Math meeting to be held in the spring of 2006. The organizers will be Joan Hutchinson of Macalester College, hutchinson at macalester dot edu, Ann Trenk of Wellesley College, atrenk at wellesley dot edu, and Josh Laison of Colorado College, jlaison at coloradocollege dot edu. They've begun inviting people to participate. Others are welcome to participate and attend, and more details will be announced as soon as they are known.

Contact Information

Ruth Bogart can be reached via ruth at zetadata dot com.