Summary: ISSN 0361-7688, Programming and Computer Software, 2006, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 5658. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006.
Original Russian Text © S.A. Abramov, 2006, published in Programmirovanie, 2006, Vol. 32, No. 1.
On June 6, 2005, Manuel Bronstein--a prominent
scientist whose contribution to computer algebra and
many other areas of mathematics and computer science
can hardly be overestimated--died of a heart attack. He
was only forty-one.
A truly talented man, who was endlessly devoted to
science, has passed away. Manuel worked with all his
strength, enthusiastically, and was always researching
several difficult problems simultaneously. Everyone
who knew him remembers that he was witty, extremely
keen in intellect, and cheerful. When not working, he
could take part in discussions on diverse topics, and his
partners admired him for his sudden impromptus,
jokes, felicitous remarks, and unexpected viewpoints
on the many little nothings of life.
Manuel was born on August 28, 1963, near Paris.
His father was a physician, and his mother was a sculp-