B. Sz.-Nagy Medal

Béla Szőkefalvi-Nagy Medal

Year 2018

The Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged is pleased to announce hereby that the Béla Szőkefalvi-Nagy Medal for the year 2018 has been awarded to

Peter Šemrl, Professor of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Peter Šemrl is a distinguished mathematician, who works in functional analysis and linear algebra. He has achieved fundamental results in the field of preserver problems, an area on the border of functional analysis, operator theory and linear algebra. His results on Kaplansky's conjecture, commutativity preserving maps, the geometry of matrices, and on local automorphisms and order isomorphisms in operator algebras have proved especially important for the development of this research area. Since 1995 he has published five high impact papers in Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum including his most cited paper on commutativity preserving maps.

The Medal was presented to Peter Šemrl at 10:30, november 23, 2018 in the Bolyai Institute. On this occasion he delivered a lecture ``Löwner order on selfadjoint matrices and operators".