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Richard Mollin
December 12, 1947 - June 24, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">Richard Anthony Mollin, 12 December 1947, died on 24 June 2014, in Calgary at the Foothills Medical Centre, the result of multiple strokes. Richard leaves behind his beloved Kate. <br /> <br />Richard excelled in academic work, earning a BA Honors in 1971 and an MA in 1972 at the University of Western Ontario and a PhD from Queens University in 1975. When tenure track jobs were impossible to find, Richard taught at Concordia, Victoria, Toronto, Lethbridge, York and McMaster Universities and obtained employment with the University of Calgary in 1982. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984 and a Full Professor in 1987. Richard immersed himself into research and throughout his career authored and published 12 books in Number Theory and Cryptography; as well as, more than 198 journal articles. He was an active reviewer and referee for numerous journals and on several editorial Boards. Richard played a seminal role in the proposal to establish, obtain funding and award the Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) meetings with NATO Advanced Study Institutes and facilitate the first conference at the Banff Centre of Arts and Education in 1988. He was integral in recruiting an iCORE chair for the University of Calgary Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2001. Throughout his career Richard was awarded six Killam Resident Fellowship Awards in 1986,1990,1994,1998, 2004. <br /> <br />In the late 1970s, whilst still a mathematician and employed by the University of Toronto, Richard was a professional photographer (which he dubbed: &quot;TOUCH ME WITH YOUR EYES&quot;, established in both Kingston and Toronto, Ontario). He freelanced for the Globe and Mail in Toronto; as well as being &quot;House Photographer&quot; for &quot;Heaven's Nightclub/disco&quot;, a hangout for the so-called &quot;stars&quot;, located at the corner of Young and Bloor. He photographed &quot;stars&quot; such as Mick Jagger, Cher, Donald Sutherland, Peter O&rsquo;toole, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and the stones, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Anka, Dabid Bowie and others. <br /> <br />In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to the Richard Mollin Memorial Scholarship can be made by phone 403-220-5854 / 1-800-972-8632 or cheque to the University of Calgary, Richard Mollin Memorial Scholarship, c/o <br /> <br /></div>