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|Marvin Isadore Knopp|
January 4, 1933|
|Died||December 24, 2011
Boca Raton, Florida
|Institutions||University of Wisconsin
|Alma mater||University of Illinois|
|Doctoral advisor||Paul T. Bateman|
|Doctoral students||YoungJu Choie
Life and education
Knopp was born on 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his PhD under Paul T. Bateman from the University of Illinois in 1958 where he became friends with fellow student Gene Golub. Over the course of his career, he advised twenty Ph.D. students. He is the father of pianist Seth Knopp, and of Yehudah, Abby, and Elana. Marvin was married to Dr. Josephine Zadovsky Knopp for 25 years but the marriage ended in divorce. He spent the following 30 years with his love Phyllis Zemble. Knopp died on December 24, 2011 during a vacation in Florida. Marvin found happiness from his children, old movies, great music and numbers.
After receiving his PhD in 1958, Knopp taught at the University of Wisconsin and then, for a few years, at the University of Illinois Chicago before moving, in 1976, to Temple University where he stayed until his sudden death in 2011. He was closely associated with Emil Grosswald. In Jean Dieudonne's influential book A Panorama of Pure Mathematics (Academic Press, 1982), he is mentioned (p. 95) as one of those who "made substantial contributions" to the theory of modular forms.
- Knopp, Marvin (1970). Modular Functions in Analytic Number Theory. : Rand McNally. ISBN 0-528-60000-1.
- American Mathematical Society. Marvin Knopp ..., ed. (1993). Knopp, Marvin; Sheingorn, Mark, eds. A Tribute to Emil Grosswald. Providence: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-5155-5. Retrieved 2009-02-06. A set of papers in honor of Grosswald; includes reminiscences, list of PhD students, and a list of papers and books.