Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann

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Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann FRSC is a Polish Canadian mathematician, a professor of mathematics at the University of Alberta, and the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Geometric Analysis.[1]

Her research is in geometric functional analysis,[1] 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.[2] Her 1989 monograph on Banach–Mazur distances is also highly cited.[3]

Tomczak-Jaegermann earned her M.S. in 1968 from the University of Warsaw,[2] and her Ph.D. from the same university in 1974, under the supervision of Aleksander Pelczynski.[4] She remained on the faculty at the University of Warsaw from 1975 until 1983, when she moved to Alberta.[2]

In 1996, Tomczak-Jaegermann was elected to the Royal Society of Canada,[5] and in 1999 she won the Krieger–Nelson Prize for an outstanding female Canadian mathematician.[2] She was the winner of the 2006 CRM-Fields-PIMS prize for exceptional research in mathematics.[2]


  1. ^ a b Canada Research Chair in Geometric Analysis, retrieved 2010-12-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tomczak-Jaegermann wins 2006 CRM-Fields-PIMS prize, Fields Institute, accessed 2010-12-03.
  3. ^ 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 .
  4. ^ Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  5. ^ RSC, accessed 2010-12-03.

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