Dr Yvonne Dold-Samplonius
We, Iranian historians of science, are very sad that Yvonne has left us. But we think that she is meanwhile always with us.
We especially appreciate her unique initiation in preparing the two videos "A Qubba for al-Kashi" and "The Magic of Muqarnas" which was also muliplied and distributed in Persian version by Isfahan Mathematics House.
We remember her with great respect and we regard her as an example of combining serious work with friendly behaviour and cooperative spirit.
Dr Yvonne Dold-Samplonius passed away in a hospital in Heidelberg on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was an expert in the history of mathematics and art in Islamic civilization. She will be especially remembered for her contributions to the study of how mathematics interfaced with architecture and art in the Islamic world, and her innovative use of visual media to communicate the results of her research to a non-specialist audience.