In memory of Professor Nazih Nahlus

The Outlook Board

The AUB community was shocked and saddened this past week to learn that beloved and esteemed mathematics professor Nazih Nahlus passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4.

We, as the Outlook Board, would like to extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Nahlus’ family, friends, and students. He was known – among so many other things – for the passion, dedication, positivity, and kindness he showed everyone he came across. His scholarly contributions have had great impacts on this institution, and his achievements – both academic and personal – will be acknowledged for years to come.

Dr. Nahlus devoted 30 years to AUB, teaching and inspiring countless students, and his loss will be felt immensely both within the university and beyond.


With heartfelt sympathy,

The Outlook Board

2 thoughts on “In memory of Professor Nazih Nahlus

  1. Prof. Nazih Nahlus taught me an Algebra course in 2001, if I recall the year correctly. Much later, in 2017, we wrote an article together on Lie Algebras. And ever since that research article, we have been good friends, discussing Mathematics, but also discussing life, health and jokes as well. The news came as a complete shock to me. Dr. Nazih was one of the kindest people one can ever meet, a very good-hearted man. He was also a very talented and very clever mathematician, who liked everything related to Algebra, and with a very strong interest in Lie Algebras. In 2011 and 2012, he published a number of very high quality articles with George Bergman in the prestigious Journal of Algebra. He also had a very recent important contribution to Noetherian Rings. I cannot believe how fast Dr. Nazih left us. I wish to offer my most sincere condolences to his family.

  2. He was one of the best professors in the math department. He taught with all his heart, and he earned my respect. His cheerful spirit lightened the mood of the class. The AUB community has lost a valuable member. RIP.

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