Thomas Becker |

Thomas Becker

Thomas Becker
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Thomas Becker

September 7, 1952 – September 12, 2020

Thomas Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Zephyr Cove (Tahoe area), Nevada, and formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, died of natural causes at his home in Salt Lake City in early September. Son of the late Rosemarie and Wolfgang Becker of Germany, Thomas was born in Bochum, Germany, grew up in Ibbenbueren, and attended the University of Heidelberg, where he earned his PhD in Mathematics. Early in Thomas’s professional career, he was a Research Mathematician and Assistant Professor at Tulane University (1982-83), the University of New Orleans (1983-88), and the University of Passau (1988-93). Beginning in 1994, Thomas devoted his career to developing mathematical software, primarily in the realm of finance. He was a scientific software engineer and mathematician at Zephyr Associates from 1998 to 2011, and in 2012 he founded Greater Than Zero (now Tahoe Analytics).

Thomas was a marvelous storyteller, an avid musician, a fearless hiker, and a lover of the outdoors and of coffee houses.

Thomas is survived by his beloved family in Germany: sister, Cornelia Becker Clostermeyer, brother, Bertold Becker, nieces Christine, Constanze, Veronika, and nephews Max and Philipp, as well as by countless devoted friends across the globe.

Thomas’s gentle, loving spirit added immeasurably to the lives of all those who knew him. Rest in Peace, dear Thomas.

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