Richard Kadison

American mathematician
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Richard Victor Kadison (July 25, 1925 – August 22, 2018)[1] was an American mathematician. He was born in New York City. Kadison was known for his works to the study of operator algebras. Kadison was a member of the National Academy of Sciences from 1996 until his death in 2018.[2]

Kadison died on August 22, 2018 in New York City from heart failure at the age of 93.[3]


  1. Foreign Members list. Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Accessed January 12, 2010
  2. Kadison, Richard V., U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Accessed January 12, 2010. Election citation: "Kadison has been the principal figure in the American school of study of operator algebras in Hilbert space since the Second World War and one of the central leaders of the world development leading to applications in quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, noncommutative geometry, and knot theory."
  3. Richard V. Kadison: 1925-2018