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Richard Kent Juberg


Richard Kent Juberg

Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus

UC Irvine

1929 – 2006


Professor Richard K. Juberg, one of the earliest members of the UCI Department of Mathematics, passed away peacefully after a long illness at his home in Montclair, California, on October 15, 2006.


Dick Juberg was born in Cooperstown, North Dakota, in May of 1929, and was raised in La Moure, North Dakota, until he joined the Navy at age seventeen. After his two-year stint he attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota on the GI Bill, receiving his B.S. in 1952 and his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1958. Dick remained at the University of Minnesota as a faculty member until 1966, when he accepted a position in the UCI Department of Mathematics, where he remained until his retirement as Professor of Mathematics in 1991. During his quarter century at UCI Dick was on numerous faculty committees and was a staunch supporter of the faculty union.


Most of Dick’s mathematical research was in the general area of partial differential equations; specifically, the so-called ‘parabolic equations’, of which the equation describing the flow of heat is perhaps the most familiar example. However, he also published papers dealing with the transcendental values of multi-valued analytic functions, ordinary differential equations, singular integral operators, and variational-type inequalities.


Richard Juberg was an involved colleague, as well as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Sandra; his first wife Janet and their children Alison, Hilary (Ken), Kevin and Ian (Stephanie); his grandchildren Tyler, Noelle, and Gwen; also by his stepsons Kraig (Lorraine) and Keith, and step-grandsons Donald and Steven.



Robert C. Reilly

Associate Professor of Mathematics