Person: Rudolph, Daniel Jay
Daniel Rudolph was an American mathematician who worked in ergodic theory and dynamical systems.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Of course, as part of his studies in theoretical physics, Rudolph studied mathematics courses and he soon decided that he wanted to be a mathematician rather than a theoretical physicist.
 After graduating with a B.S., Rudolph went to Stanford University to undertake research.
 Rudolph's 59page thesis was entitled NonBernoulli Behavior of the Roots of KAutomorphisms and it earned him a Ph.D. in 1975.
 After the award of his doctorate, Rudolph spent the year 197576 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 In the summer of 1976 Rudolph returned to the United States, taking up a fellowship at the Miller Institute of the University of California at Berkeley.
 Several papers by Rudolph appeared while he was at the Hebrew University.
 Rudolph spent three years at Stanford (197881) but during this time he stayed at the University of Maryland during the autumn of 1979 participating in the 'Special Year in Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems'.
 The plane, a twinengine Beechcraft, piloted by Gregory Rudolph crashed while attempting to land at Cedar City Airport.
 Dan Rudolph spent 23 years at the University of Maryland where he was appointed as a full professor in 1985.
 Before 1991, Rudolph would work at the university all day and then spend his evenings with friends or participating in his modern dance.
 He would often perform with modern dance companies and a friend even choreographed a duet dedicated to Rudolph's parents entitled 'For Bill and Johnalou' in which he starred.
 Rudolph published two important books.
 Janet Whalen Kammeyer was Rudolph's first Ph.D. student, writing her thesis Classifying the two point extensions of Bernoulli Z actions at the University of Maryland and receiving the degree in 1988.
 In 2005 Rudolph was appointed to the Albert C Yates Endowed Chair in Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences of Colorado State University.
Born 3 October 1949, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA. Died 4 February 2010, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
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