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Mathematical Publisher Klaus Peters Dies Unexpectedly

Klaus Peters, mathematics editor and publisher, died unexpectedly on July 7, 2014.

Peters earned a doctoral degree in complex analysis and began a career as a mathematics professor but, within two years, had taken a “temporary” position as a mathematics editor at Springer Verlag. During his 1964-1979 tenure at Springer, he increased mathematical publications from five books per year to over 100. In 1979, he and his wife Alice Peters founded Birkhauser Boston, which they sold to Springer in 1984. They then opened the Cambridge, Massachusetts, offices of Academic Press / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and took over that company’s publications in mathematics, computer science, and theoretical physics. In 1992, Alice and Klaus Peters founded A K Peters Ltd., Publishers of Science and Technology; in 2010, they sold their company to the Taylor and Francis Group, which made it part of CRC Press. 

A brief obituary of Peters appears online.

Start Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014