Semen Koksal, math science department head, reported that V. Lakshmikantham, previous head of that department, passed away on June 7. He served at Florida Tech for more than 20 years and will be greatly missed.“Dr. Lak” was renowned internationally, especially for his work with differential and integral equations and for the general area of nonlinear analysis. He published widely and was the founder of the International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts. The Dr. V. Lakshmikantham Scholarship in was established in 1998 for undergraduate mathematics majors in the Mathematical Sciences program.
His family has set up a donation fund in his name at the Hindu Society of Central Florida. To make a donation, checks should be written for HSCF Temple with a note that the check is for Dr. Lakshmikanthm’s memorial fund. This can be sent to: 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707-4130. The phone number is (407) 699 5277.