Richard S. Ellis
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Judaic and Near
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- This photograph of
Kafka and me was taken in the northwest corner
of our book-lined cave.
It accompanies the article "Expecting
the Unexpected: Deviations Common in Life of Math Professor."
Photograph for Amherst Bulletin by Carol
- This composite photograph shows
on the right the opening verses of the Hebrew Bible and on the
left a formula from my 1997
mathematics book superimposed on a passage from
The photograph accompanies
the article "Mediums
of Vast Extent: A 'Rare Intellectual Juggling Act.'"
Photograph by Ben Barnhart, computer graphics by
Donna Meisse for UMass Magazine
- This photograph in the garden of the
Emily Dickinson Homestead accompanies the article
Poet and the Mathematician." "As a rule, mathematicians do not write
scholarly critiques of poetry and
the Bible: the exception to the rule, Professor Richard Ellis."
Photograph for Synergy by Teresa A. B. Gauthier,
UMass Creative Services
- My wife Alison in Vermont. Alison is
a first grade teacher in Leverett, MA.
- With Alison and our son Michael
at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich in July 2001.
- At the wedding of our daughter
Melissa and Ken Glassman on May 6, 2000.
- At the graduation of our daughter
Melissa from Yale Medical School in May 2000. She is now a
third-year resident in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital
at Columbia. The lovely lady on the right is Alison's mother,
- With Melissa and Ken at Yale.
After receiving degrees from Yale and
the Wharton School of Business, Ken joined The Goldman Sachs
Group, where he is now a vice president involved in distressed bond
- At the graduation of our son
Michael from Yale University in May 2001. He is now an associate
at Katzenbach Partners in New York City, a management consulting
- Melissa and Ken at Ken's 30th birthday party in March 2002.
- In West Hartford, Connecticut in April 2002 with my Israeli
cousin, Shachar Mendelowitz from Herzlia, who was attending a
robotics competition at Temple University. Shachar's
great-grandfather Sholem and my grandfather Yosef were brothers.
The family was separated in 1923 when along with a third brother
Aharon, Yosef emigrated to America from Parczew, Poland with my
grandmother and their infant daughter, my mother. The family was
reunited in 1986 when Alison, Melissa, Michael, and I, then
living in Jerusalem, were visited by Milton, the son of Aharon,
who told me that I have relatives in Netanya, Israel, whose
existence was completely unknown to me. Those relatives are
the grandparents of Shachar. We visited them and became friends.
Click to read more about the
reuniting of our family after 63 years.
- Alison and Shachar in West Hartford.
- With Michael in front of the Franz
Kafka Café in Prague in July 2001.
- On Lake Starnberg near Munich in July 2001.