In memory of
Laughlin Andrew Campbell
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In memory of
Laughlin Andrew Campbell
Laughlin Andrew Campbell May 9, 1942 - March 9, 2020 Born to Laughlin Austin Campbell and Mary Kennerly Holmes Campbell in Detroit, MI Andrew spent his early youth on the East Coast and Western Europe because his father worked for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. Andrew returned to the United States to finish his last three years of high school at Georgetown Preparatory School. To continue his scholarly quest, Andrew went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated in 1963. He skipped his graduation ceremony and joined his parents in France. He studied for two years at the Sorbonne in Paris. He got a degree, a License es Sciences Libre, from the University of Paris in Mathematics in 1964. Andrew then returned to the United States and entered Princeton University earning his doctorate in Mathematics in 1970. Andrew's first job was in La Jolla, California. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) teaching classes in Algebraic Geometry and Simple Complex Variables from 1969 to 1977. He left UCSD and joined the Aerospace Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center in 1978. He progressed as a member of the Technical Staff to Engineering Specialist, to Research Scientist. His primary areas of technical interest at Aerospace were numerical estimation procedures for orbital analysis. Andrew was a rocket scientist. Andrews's passion was to solve the Jacobian Conjecture. To do this Andrew spent a great deal of time with more abstract mathematics. He attended math conferences in France, Germany and Hong Kong. He wrote more than 150 reviews for Math Reviews and over 20 published journal articles. Alas, the Jacobian Conjecture has not yet been solved by the world's Mathematicians. Andrew was a remarkable genius, a theoretical mathematician, scrabble wizard, grammarian extraordinaire and a true scholar who could discuss just about any topic with knowledge and wisdom. Andrew was a bridge enthusiast. He met his life partner, Roberta Grubb, at the bridge table 35 years ago. In 1983, Andrew and Roberta moved to Manhattan Beach. Andrew was known for his kindness and precision as a bridge partner. His ability to analyze the play, plan the defense, execute a squeeze or coup was automatic. His many partners recognized Andrew's strength. Roberta and Andrew attended high level bridge tournaments throughout US, played in France, and Canada. Andrew so enjoyed the many bridge discussions where hands played several years ago were brought to mind by all in the group. In 2004, Andrew and Roberta moved to Indian Ridge in Palm Desert, California where they continued to play in tournaments until Andrew went blind in 2009. Andrew was very much a part of Roberta's large family. He looked forward to holiday feasts and the many birthday celebrations with her 2 daughters, 2 son-in laws, 10 grandchildren and great grandson. He was highly respected and admired for his thoughtful conversation and wide ranging knowledge and loved for his wry sense of humor. Andrew was Roberta's mentor, loving partner and very best friend. Remembered by Roberta's daughter Kathryn and husband Dave Gushue and family Remembered by Roberta's daughter Corrine and husband John Mix and family Predeceased by his sister Mary Cathleen Campbell (Spyridon George) Papadopoulos. (1944 - 1998). Remembered by her children Georgia Papadopoulos (Hans) Holmer of Vienna, Austria and her son, Laughlin Asgar Holmer; Mary Alzire Papadopoulos of Floyd, VA; Irene S. Papadopoulosof Northern Virginia; And George S. Papadopoulos of Vancouver Canada, his wife Rebecca and their three children; Predeceased by his brother John Holmes Campbell (1954 - 2010) Remembered by his sister Joan Kennerly Campbell Kozar (Paul Kozar 1948 - 2018) their children Sarah Kennerly Kozar Thorpe (spouse Jason M. Thorpe) of Cambridge UK, and their daughters Emily Olive Rose Thorpe, and Eliza Judith Joan Thorpe; And Michael Austin Kozar (spouse Brittany Bohrer) of Kansas City, Missouri.
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In memory of
Laughlin Andrew Campbell
Laughlin Andrew Campbell May 9, 1942 - March 9, 2020 Born to Laughlin Austin Campbell and Mary Kennerly Holmes Campbell in Detroit, MI Andrew spent his early youth on the East Coast and Western Europe because his father worked for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. Andrew returned to the United States to finish his last three years of high school at Georgetown Preparatory School. To continue his scholarly quest, Andrew went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated in 1963. He skipped his graduation ceremony and joined his parents in France. He studied for two years at the Sorbonne in Paris. He got a degree, a License es Sciences Libre, from the University of Paris in Mathematics in 1964. Andrew then returned to the United States and entered Princeton University earning his doctorate in Mathematics in 1970. Andrew's first job was in La Jolla, California. He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) teaching classes in Algebraic Geometry and Simple Complex Variables from 1969 to 1977. He left UCSD and joined the Aerospace Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center in 1978. He progressed as a member of the Technical Staff to Engineering Specialist, to Research Scientist. His primary areas of technical interest at Aerospace were numerical estimation procedures for orbital analysis. Andrew was a rocket scientist. Andrews's passion was to solve the Jacobian Conjecture. To do this Andrew spent a great deal of time with more abstract mathematics. He attended math conferences in France, Germany and Hong Kong. He wrote more than 150 reviews for Math Reviews and over 20 published journal articles. Alas, the Jacobian Conjecture has not yet been solved by the world's Mathematicians. Andrew was a remarkable genius, a theoretical mathematician, scrabble wizard, grammarian extraordinaire and a true scholar who could discuss just about any topic with knowledge and wisdom. Andrew was a bridge enthusiast. He met his life partner, Roberta Grubb, at the bridge table 35 years ago. In 1983, Andrew and Roberta moved to Manhattan Beach. Andrew was known for his kindness and precision as a bridge partner. His ability to analyze the play, plan the defense, execute a squeeze or coup was automatic. His many partners recognized Andrew's strength. Roberta and Andrew attended high level bridge tournaments throughout US, played in France, and Canada. Andrew so enjoyed the many bridge discussions where hands played several years ago were brought to mind by all in the group. In 2004, Andrew and Roberta moved to Indian Ridge in Palm Desert, California where they continued to play in tournaments until Andrew went blind in 2009. Andrew was very much a part of Roberta's large family. He looked forward to holiday feasts and the many birthday celebrations with her 2 daughters, 2 son-in laws, 10 grandchildren and great grandson. He was highly respected and admired for his thoughtful conversation and wide ranging knowledge and loved for his wry sense of humor. Andrew was Roberta's mentor, loving partner and very best friend. Remembered by Roberta's daughter Kathryn and husband Dave Gushue and family Remembered by Roberta's daughter Corrine and husband John Mix and family Predeceased by his sister Mary Cathleen Campbell (Spyridon George) Papadopoulos. (1944 - 1998). Remembered by her children Georgia Papadopoulos (Hans) Holmer of Vienna, Austria and her son, Laughlin Asgar Holmer; Mary Alzire Papadopoulos of Floyd, VA; Irene S. Papadopoulosof Northern Virginia; And George S. Papadopoulos of Vancouver Canada, his wife Rebecca and their three children; Predeceased by his brother John Holmes Campbell (1954 - 2010) Remembered by his sister Joan Kennerly Campbell Kozar (Paul Kozar 1948 - 2018) their children Sarah Kennerly Kozar Thorpe (spouse Jason M. Thorpe) of Cambridge UK, and their daughters Emily Olive Rose Thorpe, and Eliza Judith Joan Thorpe; And Michael Austin Kozar (spouse Brittany Bohrer) of Kansas City, Missouri.
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