Math Professor Misha Matveev Dies

Posted: May 26, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: May 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm

By Dave Andrews

Misha Matveev

Misha Matveev. Photo courtesy of the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mikhail (Misha) Matveev, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, passed away on Tuesday, May 17. The cause of death was not made public.

Matveev joined Mason in 2005 as an adjunct professor of mathematics. In the fall of 2006, he became a full-time term assistant professor of mathematics.

Born in Russia in 1958, Matveev focused his research on general and set-theoretic topology, about which he published many research papers. He also published several expository articles. His teaching included many areas of mathematics, including both pure and applied subjects.

Matveev received a doctorate in mathematics from Moscow State University in 1985. He lived in Moscow and was an associate professor at Moscow Technical University until 1999, when he immigrated to the United States. Matveev soon began working as a mathematical consultant for several academic institutions and private corporations before joining Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Evgenia, and daughter, Maria.

Matveev’s ashes will be interred at noon on Friday, May 27, at Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Rockville, Md. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. in the former George‚Äôs Restaurant space in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus.

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