The Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged is pleased to announce that the Béla Szőkefalvi-Nagy Medal for the year 2018 has been awarded to Peter Šemrl, Professor of the 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 (Szeged) including his most cited paper on commutativity preserving maps.
The Medal will be presented to Peter Šemrl at 10:30, November 23, 2018 in the Bolyai Hall of the Bolyai Institute. On this occasion he will deliver a lecture on ˝Löwner order on self-adjoint matrices and operators˝.