In Loving Memory of


Chris Svendsen

Christoffer (Chris) Svendsen was a wonderful friend, colleague, tutor and mathematician. He was loved and adored by many and he will be greatly missed. Please use these pages to share your memories of Chris and to create a lasting tribute.

Book Owner: Department of Mathematics
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Kasia Pochylska

I didn’t know you Chris, I have never met you personally but when I look at your picture I believe you were an amazing person and still are… and reading your epitaph brought tears to my eyes. Maybe Chris is not with us with his body, but his soul lives on the other, better side …


i met him in tutorials, he was one of the first faces i saw in person here. We talked a bit before the class started. I was feeling anxious about university but he helped me calm down and recognise the fun experiences i had to look forward to. He told me how much he …

Adam Vellender

Like so many, I was shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about Chris. As an undergraduate, Chris was a personal tutee of mine. From the beginning of his time in Aberystwyth, he’d thrown himself into his studies with great enthusiasm and always aspired to move into postgraduate study. It was great that …

Georgi Velkov

Rest in peace, Chris. Thank you for allowing me the chance to know you, even for a short time. You will be dearly missed. …

Chukwudi Emeter

I have never met him but reading his epitaph brought tears to my eyes. May his friends and family have the fortitude to bear this great loss. Amen. …


It was with great shock, that I heard of your passing Chris. You were one of the most genuinely lovely people, I had the pleasure to get to know in Aberystwyth. Always made time to stop for a chat accompied by Zorgo and asked always me how my day was going. Your charsima, wit …

Rolf Gohm

I have lively memories of Chris from 2018/19 when I supervised his minor project for the MMath degree on ‘Classification of 2-Manifolds’. Discussing topology in my office and outside in front of the Physical Sciences Building, reading books together and sharing related videos on YouTube. Chris’ enthusiasm drove us beyond my original plans, he …

Ethan Riley

May this man who is   by nature an explorer   of what is real   See the dance within it all   rest easy in it’s beauty   …
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