Her research is in geometric functional analysis, and is unusual in combining asymptotic analysis with the theory of Banach spaces and infinite-dimensional convex bodies. It formed a key component of Fields medalist Timothy Gowers' solution to Stefan Banach's homogeneous space problem, posed in 1932. Her 1989 monograph on Banach–Mazur distances is also highly cited.
Tomczak-Jaegermann earned her M.S. in 1968 from the University of Warsaw, and her Ph.D. from the same university in 1974, under the supervision of Aleksander Pelczynski. She remained on the faculty at the University of Warsaw from 1975 until 1983, when she moved to Alberta.
In 1996, Tomczak-Jaegermann was elected to the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1999 she won the Krieger–Nelson Prize for an outstanding female Canadian mathematician. She was the winner of the 2006 CRM-Fields-PIMS prize for exceptional research in mathematics.
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- Tomczak-Jaegermann, Nicole (1989), Banach-Mazur distances and finite-dimensional operator ideals, Pitman Monographs and Surveys in Pure and Applied Mathematics 38, Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow; copublished in the United States with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, pp. xii+395, ISBN 0-582-01374-7, MR 0993774.
- Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- RSC, accessed 2010-12-03.
- Home page at the University of Alberta