Memorial for Walter Baily, professor emeritus in mathematics, set for Jan. 21

Steve Koppes
Associate News DirectorUniversity Communications

Walter Lewis Baily Jr., professor emeritus in mathematics at the University of Chicago, died Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Brandel Care Center in Northbrook. He was 82.

More details about Baily’s life and work, including his seminal research in algebraic geometry, will be forthcoming at

A memorial service will be held for Baily at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 Ninth St., Wilmette, Ill.