Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences invites the Fort Collins community to attend the Kurt Georg Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Lory Student Center Theater. The concert is in honor of Kurt Georg, a longtime Colorado State professor who died Feb. 14, and features classical music by tenor Klaus Georg, Francesco Georg on violin, baritone John Lueck, Barbara Thiem on cello and Doug Lowe on piano. The event also will feature quilts by Anna Maria Georg.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Kurt Georg Scholarship Fund in Mathematics. The fund has been created by the Georg family to provide scholarships to benefit Colorado State undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences.
"Professor Georg, a man of broad interests in the sciences and arts, was an excellent instructor and outstanding international researcher," said Rick Miranda, dean of the College of Natural Sciences. "For this scholarship, we particularly hope to find students interested not only in math but also interested more broadly in arts and sciences."
Born in Dsseldorf, Germany, in 1942, Georg received his doctoral degree in applied mathematics from the University of Bonn under the direction of Heinz Unger in 1968. Georg was continuously employed at the University of Bonn for 21 years and also served as a visiting professor at a number of universities including the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Universities of Florence, Trieste, Cosenza, Prague, Bremen and Rome.
In 1986, Georg joined the Mathematics Department at Colorado State where he was a numerical analyst and leading exponent of numerical continuation methods. He mentored more than a dozen graduate students and served as the director of the department’s graduate program.
Georg was a frequent speaker and participant in international conferences. He was a co-organizer of three joint American Mathematical Society and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Summer Conferences in applied mathematics and co-edited several conference proceedings. A summary of his publications and activities is on the Web at www.math.colostate.edu/~georg.
Additionally, Georg sang classical music and sang for his church choir and the Fort Collins Larimer Chorale. He took particular pleasure in singing with his sons.
"In recent years, Klaus’ love of music and singing was a highlight of his life," said Miranda. "He was a true friend with a generous, modest and caring nature. We hope to honor his memory and his family with this concert."
For more information about the Kurt Georg Memorial Concert or the Kurt Georg Scholarship Fund in Mathematics, call (970) 491-0287.