December 6, 1927 - September 16, 2016.
Professor Moiseiwitsch (Benno) died unexpectedly on Friday.
He was born in London to Jacob and Chana Moiseiwitsch and is the last surviving of their three children; Daniel (1944) and Victoria (2012).
Benno received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from University College London in 1952 and immediately moved to Belfast to take up an academic position at the Queen’s University, Belfast.
While he had numerous research collaborations around the world, travelling extensively in North and South America, India and throughout Europe, he always returned to Belfast.
Initially appointed as a lecturer, he was successively promoted to reader, received a personal chair in Applied Mathematics in 1968, was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1972 to 1975, and became Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in 1977.
He was elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1969.
He remained head of department until 1989, retiring in 1993.
After his appointment as Professor Emeritus he continued to be active, publishing his most recent book, How to Solve Applied Mathematics Problems, in 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sheelagh, and their four children Tanya (Coppel), Lisa (Masterman), Julian and Nicholas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The Funeral will be held at Roselawn Crematorium on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 2.30 p.m.
The Moiseiwitsch Family have requested donations in lieu of flowers (if desired), to the Marie Curie Hospice, Kensington Road, Belfast, BT5 6NF
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