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The Radical Polymath Who Fought for Freedom

Obituary of Chandler Davis by Siobhan Roberts in The Nation In July, Chandler Davis, an American Canadian mathematician and human rights defender, delivered welcoming remarks at a panel for the “Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War” in Ukraine from his hospital bed in Toronto, a vase of sunflowers by his side.  The event was in […]

Memorial is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

The Azat Miftakhov Committee congratulates the Russian human rights organization Memorial on being awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. The other two recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize are Ales Bialiatski, a human rights advocate from Belarus, and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. Since its founding in 1987, Memorial has bravely fought for […]

Chandler Davis in memoriam

The Azat Miftakhov Committee is sad to report that Chandler Davis, a valued member of our committee, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, surrounded by his family. Chandler was an outstanding mathematician and a complete human being. His name is connected with some major results on operators in Hilbert spaces. He wrote science fiction […]