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In Memoriam: Lars Tyge Nielsen

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Lars Tyge Nielsen.

Nielsen joined the Columbia University Department of Mathematics in 2012 as the Director of the Mathematics of Finance MA Program. During his time in the department, he was deeply committed to teaching and investing in students’ academic growth and professional development. Through the years, Nielsen attracted an impressive lineup of practitioners to teach and interact with students in the program and constantly worked on improving the curriculum to align with the changing world of mathematical finance. Nielsen was a great colleague, always kind and positive, treating everyone with respect. In his free time, Nielsen loved reading about world history and traveling to Denmark, where he was born and raised.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY, 10023. All are welcome. There will be a reception afterwards at the church, refreshments and finger food. The family would like to get an estimate of the number of participants. For this reason, if you are planning to attend, please fill out the form:




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