An Impression of the I.M. Gelfand Memorial
The Memorial held for Gelfand at Rutgers became an amazingly inspirational day. I say amazingly because reflecting on the reason for this event, one would imagine a lot of sadness and low feelings. But what I heard from other participants that they too felt very inspired.
The following day, an overall picture cleared out in my mind. I felt that this event accumulated and carried around a huge "collective energy", a strong "charge" or a magnetic field. I realized then that actually this energy or charge was the energy which was always present around Gelfand wherever he was. And when over a hundred people who knew him gathered, his energy was reflected back.
--Tatiana V.Gelfand, December 11, 2009
From Natalia Zamolodchikov December 2009
Words on the Epoch of Gelfand Anatoly M. Vershik, October, 2009
Biographic Sketch Simon Gindikin, 1991
A Tribute to I. M. Gelfand for His 80th Birthday I. M. Singer, 1993
from Doron Zeilberg Rutgers University (October 6, 2009)
from A. Zelevinsky (October 6, 2009: in Russian only)