This is a compilation of amusing dedications and acknowledgments.
(I would thank the children, but frankly, they’ve been no help.)
- Piper Harron, in her PhD thesis The Equidistribution of Lattice Shapes of Rings of Integers of Cubic, Quartic, and Quintic Number Fields: an Artist’s Rendering
Finally I would like to thank the typist who did such a painstaking job of typing the manuscript, namely myself. In turn I would like to thank Jo-Ann Kane for pretending that having a husband who typed endlessly for an entire academic year was a normal way to live one’s life.
- Richard Kane, The Homology of Hopf Spaces
To my wife, Laurel Van Leer, whose support is invaluable, and to my children, Chad and Aubrey, without whom this book would have been completed much sooner.
- Charles Weibel, An Introduction to Homological Algebra
To Marilyn, who made me a shirt
- Moss Sweedler, Hopf Algebras
I wish to thank Prof. Pavel Etingof and his co-authors for adding technical notes to my historical monograph. While they have made a commendable effort at a concise exposition, their notes, unfortunately, have grown in size and in the end occupied a better part of this volume. I hope the reader will forgive this preponderance of technicalities in what, in essence, is a history book.
- Slava Gerovitch, who wrote the historical interludes in Introduction to Representation Theory by Pavel Etingof et al.
Dedicated to the many bright young theoretical physicists that failed to escape the fate of having to work in institutions like banks.
- Bob Coecke, editor of New Structures for Physics