Passings: David Spring was a long-serving professor at Glendon

David Spring, a long-serving faculty member at Glendon, passed away on Aug. 27 surrounded by his family.

David Spring
David Spring

Spring, who was a professor of mathematics, was well-respected by his colleagues. During his time at Glendon, Spring focused his research on the areas of immersion-theoretic topology, with applications to solving partial differential equations, as well as mathematical economics.

He was the author of several books and articles, including “The Golden Age of Immersion Theory in Topology: 1959-1973,” Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (2005), and “Directed embeddings of closed manifolds,” Communications in Contemporary Mathematics, Vol. 7, 707–725 (2005).

Spring earned his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

A funeral for Spring was held on Aug. 30.