Egbert Brieskorn, 1936–2013

The distinguished German mathematician Egbert Brieskorn passed away on 11th July. Brieskorn was best known for his work in singularity theory, particularly in deformations, resolutions, and connections (!) with Lie groups. See G.-M. Greuel’s “Some Aspects of Brieskorn’s Mathematical Work” from a 1998 birthday conference for Brieskorn, or the Simons Foundation’s 2010 interview with Brieskorn, for more about his life and work.

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