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Ali Erhan Ozluk: 1952-2012

Ali Erhan Ozluk, professor in the University of Maine Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 25 years, died March 1, 2012, in Bangor. He was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Denizli, Turkey, and had taught at the University of Maine since September 1987.

Ozluk earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bogazici University, Bebek/Istanbul in 1974 and his Master of Science and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. At UMaine, Ozluk supervised or co-supervised dozens of master and doctoral thesis students and taught nearly every mathematics course the department offers from remedial algebra through advanced field and Galois Theory. His research expertise was in analytic number theory. Ozluk authored or co-authored 18 scholarly journal articles and his work attracted the attention of world-renowned experts in the field. He also recruited and coached the UMaine team participating in the annual Putnam Mathematics Competition each fall. Ozluk previously taught at Bogazici University, Istanbul; Simon Fraser University; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and the University of Cambridge, U.K. He is survived by a sister, Fatma Gulgun Ozluk of Turkey; three nephews, Alphan Alp and Alpkan Alp of Turkey, Mert Alp of Germany; and a niece, Elvan Gunebakan of Turkey. He was predeceased by his parents. Ozluk had no relatives in the U.S. Condolences may be sent by email to

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