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This letter to the THE is by someone with the same name associated with the Canonbury Masonic Research Centre in 1999. This paragraph is particularly interesting:

It was founded through an initiative that was undertaken by me, a non-mason, to establish a centre where information about different masonic traditions will be gathered and where such findings will be made available to those who are interested in and would like to study the various aspects of freemasonry. … As an educational institution we have sought and gained access to the masonic libraries and archives purely to study their enormous wealth of historiographical, sociological and other material, some of which relates to the specifically western esoteric movements.

Companies House lists a Snezana Lawrence as Secretary of the now-dissolved Canonbury Masonic Research Centre from 9 November 1998 to 23 May 2000.

Then this article says Snezana Lawrence of Canonbury Masonic Research Centre “has a degree in architecture and is studying for a phd in the history of mathematics”. The coincidence of first degree topic, PhD topic and PhD timing, plus the name, would seem to suggest these are the same person.

However, Claire Ferguson, I find no mention of her name in conjunction with forgery, or a reason for her leaving the Centre. This is not the subject of the article you linked. Do you have a reference for this claim?

]]>I feel very sad to read this news. Just two days back I saw a paper by him. Used to correspond so regularly with him and meet him also often. Can not think easily that he is no more and has died in an accident. I will have to get used to his absence.

I also have very fond memories of that visit by you and Michel to our home in Columbus. Both of you have been very inspiring not just for me but also for my twin children Nikhil and Nidhi, who have also done Ph.D. in combinatorics- crypto systems.

Deza was a very closed friend for us and a great mathematician and a great human being.

He had a deep understanding of Mathematics as well as life. It was so enjoying to learn and understand with him Mathematics as well as other aspects of life.

regards

Navin

My email:

Dear professor Deza,

I really enjoyed by your great and valuable book “Encyclopedia of Distances, 4th edition”.

Without this book, the publication world of mathematics is not perfect.

There is a distance which you point out to it (Page 299-Spectral symmetric), but not completely. Actually, we completely solved the spectral distance problem in graph which our paper name is “Distance between spectra of graphs”. I hope you can add this type of distance to your very valuable book in its five edition. The link of our paper is:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024379514006892

With my kindly regards,

Shahrooz.Janbaz

and professor Deza’s kindly answer:

Dear Shahrooz,

Thank you for message. If I understand well, you, also in 2015, as Gu–Hua–Liu

considered l_p-metric between spectral vectors

Their spectral symmetric is between two finite weighted graphs and, in

general,

L_p-Wasserstein between two probability measures.

Both paper were independent and in the same time.

For l_p -semimetrics only, you fully solved Brualdu problem, I think. ?

So, I’ll add a line in 5th edition if any. But it can be in 2019 only…

Best, Michel

PS. I was in Kashan on a conference about 2010.Best impression about

Iranian scientists and students.

I also invited him to Iranian conference for next year and his answer:

Dear Shahrooz,

Thank you very much.

But now I am a retired professor; so, have no travel funds and

come only when invited with expences paid.

In Kashan, Prof. Alireza Ashrafi even paid business class air ticket, which

is, of course, not necessary.

But I understand that only big bosses have possibility to do such invitations.

Best, Michel

I am so sorry for this tribble accident. We lost a great and generous mathematician.

Shahrooz.Janbaz

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Isn’t that nice? ]]>

On another matter. I wish Leonard Cohen was chosen to share the price with Bob Dylan.

Best, Felix.

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