Charles Read (mathematician)
Charles Read is a British mathematician known for his work in functional analysis. In operator theory, he is best known for his work in the 1980s on the invariant subspace problem, where he constructed operators with only trivial invariant subspaces on particular Banach spaces, especially on .
Read has also published on Banach algebras and hypercyclicity.
Read is currently a Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds. He completed his PhD thesis entitled Some Problems in the Geometry of Banach Spaces at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Béla Bollobás.
Read calls himself a born-again Christian. In a write-up on his conversion, he ends by saying:
"That's right, Jesus is the Way. But you have to find that out for yourself. For those who seek find, but those who can't be bothered, or who think they're too cool, end in a very dark place. It won't be cool in Hell."
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