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R.D. Silverman 2014-05-26 14:09

Peter Montgomery (IMPORTANT)
 
Hello, ALL

I just received a message from Arjen that Peter Montgomery
had been seriously hurt in an accident. Apparently this happened
some time ago since he was in the hospital for an extended period.

Does anyone know about this?

Bob

R.D. Silverman 2014-05-26 14:32

[QUOTE=R.D. Silverman;374304]Hello, ALL

I just received a message from Arjen that Peter Montgomery
had been seriously hurt in an accident. Apparently this happened
some time ago since he was in the hospital for an extended period.

Does anyone know about this?

Bob[/QUOTE]

I received a message from Arjen that Peter suffered a fall in
his home and that it took several days for him to be found.

He was apparently unable to talk for months.

It is unclear from Arjen's description whether Peter had a stroke,
but it sure sounds that way.

Bob

R.D. Silverman 2014-05-26 15:40

[QUOTE=R.D. Silverman;374306]I received a message from Arjen that Peter suffered a fall in
his home and that it took several days for him to be found.

He was apparently unable to talk for months.

It is unclear from Arjen's description whether Peter had a stroke,
but it sure sounds that way.

Bob[/QUOTE]

Peter is now living in Thailand:

Peter Montgomery
c/o Richard Montgomery
MBE 2 #49
205/12 South Pattaya 2nd Rd
Nongprue, Banglamung
Chonburi, 20150 Thailand

xilman 2014-05-26 15:52

[QUOTE=R.D. Silverman;374304]Hello, ALL

I just received a message from Arjen that Peter Montgomery
had been seriously hurt in an accident. Apparently this happened
some time ago since he was in the hospital for an extended period.

Does anyone know about this?

Bob[/QUOTE]I heard a little about this a while ago from Joppe Bos. Joppe was working with Peter at MSR when the accident happened (though Joppe was out of town at the time).

I don't know much more about the situation.

Paul

R.D. Silverman 2014-05-26 18:40

[QUOTE=xilman;374314]I heard a little about this a while ago from Joppe Bos. Joppe was working with Peter at MSR when the accident happened (though Joppe was out of town at the time).

I don't know much more about the situation.

Paul[/QUOTE]

I doubt anyone else does either.

ewmayer 2014-05-26 22:05

Very sorry to hear this - is Richard his brother?

Might be time to pull out the old letter paper - Bob, Paul, any word from your contacts as to the state of Peter's mental faculties?

R.D. Silverman 2014-05-26 22:34

[QUOTE=ewmayer;374342]Very sorry to hear this - is Richard his brother?

Might be time to pull out the old letter paper - Bob, Paul, any word from your contacts as to the state of Peter's mental faculties?[/QUOTE]

Yes, Richard is his brother.

Believe me, I hold Peter in the HIGHEST regard. If I had any
additional information, I would post it. Perhaps Joppe Bos
knows more. He was the one who found Peter after he fell.

ewmayer 2014-05-26 23:25

@Bob:

As do I. I know you and he cowrote several papers - in my case he was a great help and mentor back when I was first coding up an FFT-mul/IBDWT in the late 90s; we also exchanged numerous e-mails on the topic of the hybrid float/GF(M(p)^2) transform I have discussed elsewhere here on this forum. I hoped to eventually have opportunity to write some optimized code for that and maybe jointly write something up on it - alas, CPU trends in the interim have tipped the balance ever more in the float-math's favor.

We also shared a room at the Asilomar conference one year circa 1999 (+-1 if the WNTC take place in Asilomar in even years rather than odd).

He was always extremely generous with his time and insights.

jasonp 2014-06-07 18:43

I was forwarded some email that Joppe sent to the CARAMEL team at this time last year. At that point Peter was recovering very slowly and could talk again but still had occasional illucid moments. It's unclear from his account whether Peter had a stroke.


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