at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His research interests include ring theory, group theory, group rings

and enveloping algebras of Lie algebras.

Vita

Publication List

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Mathematical Genealogy

Algebra Research Wiki Page

Mathematics
Department

University
of Wisconsin

480 Lincoln Drive

Madison,
Wisconsin 53706

Office: Room 607 Van Vleck Hall

Phone: 608. 263-7901

Fax: 608. 263-8891

Email:
passman@math.wisc.edu

- Daughter:
**Barbara Passman**married**Thomas Brownsword**on September 7, 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin. - Grandson:
**Samuel Judd Brownsword**. Born August 30, 1994 to**Barbara**and**Tom Brownsword**. - Semiprimitivity problem for group algebras of locally finite groups: solved January 1995.
- Named
**"Richard Brauer Professor of Mathematics"**July 1, 1995. - Radical of group algebras of locally finite groups: determined February 1996.
- Son:
**Jonathan Passman**married**Pamela Siegel**on April 27, 1996 in St. Paul, Minnesota. - Granddaughter:
**Rebecca Jane Brownsword**. Born July 9, 1997 to**Barbara**and**Tom Brownsword**. - Received
**Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award**October 1998 - Grandson:
**Abraham Siegel Passman**. Born January 27, 1999 to**Pam**and**Jon Passman**. - Received
**Award for Distinguished University Teaching of Mathematics**from the Wisconsin section of the Mathematical Association of America, April 1999. - Received
**Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished University Teaching of Mathematics**from the Mathematical Association of America, January 2000. - Grandson:
**Jordan Siegel Passman**. Born October 28, 2000 to**Pam**and**Jon Passman**. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**named Madison Middle School Teacher of the Year, March 2003. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**named "A Distinguished Teacher of Teachers", U.W. School of Education, April 2003. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**received "NBC15 Crystal Apple Award", May 2003. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**retired from teaching, June 2003. **"A Course in Ring Theory"**republished by AMS Chelsea, 2004.- Granddaughter:
**Eve Siegel Passman**. Born February 22, 2004 to**Pam**and**Jon Passman**. -
**"Groups, Rings and Algebras"**Conference held in Madison, June 10-12, 2005. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**elected to Madison school board, Seat 6, April 1, 2008. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**reelected to Madison school board, Seat 6, April 5, 2011. Three more years. Lucky me. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**elected vice-president of the Madison school board. - Marty and Don officially retired as of May 31, 2011. Now Emeritus Professors of Mathematics.
**"The Algebraic Structure of Group Rings"**republished by Dover, 2011.**"Permutation Groups"**republished by Dover, 2012.- Comments by Marty and by Don in the Van Vleck News.
- Job Interview 1968: comments and document.
**"Infinite Crossed Products"**republished by Dover, 2013.- Member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.
- Grandson:
**Sam Brownsword**graduated from UW-Madison, May 14, 2016. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**received David Austin Memorial Award from Progressive Dane, December 14, 2014 - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**received Social Justice Visionary Award from the Social Justice Center, May 19, 2016. - Grandson:
**Abe Passman**a student at Tulane University, 2018-. - Granddaughter:
**Rebecca Brownsword**graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder, May 9, 2019. - Grandson:
**Jordan Passman**a student at the University of Miami, 2019-. - Wife:
**Marjorie Passman**received 50 year recognition from the League of Women Voters, October 9, 2020.

**Marj's Award
(2016)
**

Official Web Site

Program

Conference Photos

Eric Behr's Photos

Chia-Hsin Liu's Photos

Pamela Passman's Photos

Don's After-Dinner Speech

Schedule

Group Photo

Birthday Cake Photos 1

Birthday Cake Photos 2

Participants

Don's After-Dinner Speech

**Burnside's theorem for Hopf algebras (with****Declan Quinn**)- Involutory Hopf algebras
(with
**Declan Quinn**) - Derivations of skew polynomial rings
(with
**J. Marshall Osborn**) - Delta ideals of Lie color algebras
(with
**Jeffrey Bergen**) - Semiprimitivity of group algebras: a survey
- Semiprimitivity of group algebras of locally finite groups II
- The semiprimitivity problem for group algebras of locally finite groups
- Representations of the Gupta-Sidki group
(with
**W. V. Temple**) - The semiprimitivity problem for twisted group algebras of locally finite groups
- Ultraproducts and the group ring semiprimitivity problem
- Group algebras whose units satisfy a group identity II
- Construction of
free subgroups in the
group of units of modular group algebras (with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - The Jacobson radical of group rings of locally finite groups
- Semiprimitivity of group algebras: past results and recent progress
- Enveloping
algebras of Lie color
algebras: primeness versus graded-primeness (with
**Jeffrey Bergen**) - Group algebras with units satisfying a
group identity II (with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - The semiprimitivity of group algebras
- Semi-invariants and weights of group
algebras of finite groups (with
**P. Wauters**) - Noetherian down-up algebras (with
**Ellen Kirkman**and**Ian M. Musson**) - Simple Lie algebras of Witt type
- Simple Lie Color algebras of Witt type
- Groups with all irreducible modules of
finite degree (with
**W. V. Temple**) - Simple Lie
algebras of special type
(with
**J. Bergen**) - Trace methods in twisted group rings
- Unitary
units in group algebras
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Invariant
ideals of abelian group
algebras and representations of groups of Lie type
(with
**A. E. Zalesskii**) - Invariant
ideals of abelian group
algebras under the multiplicative action of a field, I
(with
**A. E. Zalesskii**) - Invariant
ideals of abelian group
algebras under the multiplicative action of a field, II
(with
**J. M. Osterburg**and**A. E. Zalesskii**) - Free unit
groups in group algebras
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Twisted group algebras and generalized polynomial identities
- Polycyclic restricted Lie algebras
(with
**V. M. Petrogradsky**) - Trace methods
in twisted group rings, II (with
**J. M. Osterburg**) - Invariant ideals and polynomial forms
- Free unit
groups in algebras
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Invariant ideals of abelian group algebras under the action of simple linear groups
- Finitely generated simple algebras: a
question of B. I. Plotkin (with
**A. I. Lichtman**) - Free products in linear groups
- Embedding free
products in the unit group of an integral group ring (with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Filtrations in semisimple rings
- Filtrations in semisimple Lie algebras, I (with
**Y. Barnea**) - Filtrations in semisimple Lie algebras, II (with
**Y. Barnea**) - Linear groups and group rings
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Polynomial and inverse forms
- Prime Lie rings of derivations of commutative rings
in characteristic 2
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - "Multiplicative Invariant Theory" by Martin Lorenz, (a book review)
- A description of incidence rings
of group automata (with
**A. V. Kelarev**) - Free subgroups in linear groups and group rings
- Finitary actions and invariant ideals
- Involutions and free pairs of bicyclic units in integral group rings
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Filtrations in semisimple Lie algebras, III
- Multiplicative Jordan decomposition in group rings of 3-groups
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - Multiplicative Jordan decomposition in group rings of 2,3-groups
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - Invariant ideals of abelian group algebras under the torus action of a field, I
- Character theory and group rings
- Invariant ideals of abelian group algebras under the torus action of a field, II
- Involutions and free pairs of Bass cyclic units in integral
group rings (with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Rewritable groups
(with
**M. I. Elashiry**) - Elementary bialgebra properties of group rings and enveloping rings: An introduction to Hopf algebras
- Multiplicative Jordan decomposition in group rings of 3-groups, II
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - Multiplicative Jordan decomposition in group rings with a Wedderburn
component of degree 3
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - Explicit free groups in division rings
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Involutions and free pairs of bicyclic units in integral group rings
of non-nilpotent groups
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Groups with certain normality conditions
(with
**Chia-Hsin Liu**) - Free groups in normal subgroups of the multiplicative group of a division ring
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Permutational and rewritable groups
- Free pairs of symmetric elements in normal subgroups of division rings
(with
**J. Z. Goncalves**) - Finite presentation
(with
**L. W. Small**) - On the counterexamples to the unit conjecture for group rings

**Tom
Sam
Barbara
Eve
Pam
Jon
Rebecca
Jordan
Marj
Don
Abe
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**Eve
Sam
Tom
Rebecca
Don
Abe
Barbara
Jon
Marj
Jordan
Pam
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**Rebecca
Tom
Jordan
Jon
Eve (in front)
Sam
Don
Pam
Abe
Marj
Barbara
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Sam
Tom
Rebecca
Abe
Pam
Eve
Barbara
Don
Marj
Jon
Jordan
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Tom
Barb
Pam
Jon
Sam
Bex
Don
Marj
Rusty
Abe
Eve
Jordan
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Bex
Jon
Pam
Don
Marj
Tom
Barb
Sam
Jordan
Eve
Abe
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In Tel Aviv, Israel
With Lance Small
Schur was Don's
mathematical grandfather
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