Memorial service for Herbert Scarf on Jan. 23

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 23 for Herbert Scarf, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics, who died from heart failure on Nov. 15.

Herbert Scarf

The service will take place at 2 p.m. in Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm streets. A reception will follow at the Graduate Club.

Scarf was one of a handful of mathematicians who completed the transformation of economics from a field not much more mathematical than social sciences like sociology and psychology into a discipline with the same mathematical rigor as physics and the other hard sciences.

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