Andrew Ranicki has died. Ranicki was a topologist, with particular expertise in algebraic surgery. Indeed, Ranicki had the unusual title of Professor of Algebraic Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. (Andrew was a special case for almost everything.) His two papers on surgery in Proc. London Math. Soc. [MR0560997 and MR0566491 (*)] were among his most cited papers. He was also familiar to many for his work in $K$theory, including his work as an editor for leading journals in the subject. Continue reading

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