Mathematics Department

#
Stanislaw Szarek

## Teaching and Such

#### Fall 2014

#### Ongoing

Some other courses I taught at Case in the not-too-distant past

You should direct any questions concerning CWRU Math Competition and
the Putnam Competition
(which were my charges in some of the past years)
to Dr. Contenza

And here are my Fall
2002, Spring
2003, Spring
2006 and Spring
2010
graduate courses taught in Paris.

## My Research Interests

My primary field is Functional Analysis, more
specifically Geometry of Banach Spaces, Convexity and, particularly, their
combinatorial and probabilistic aspects.
I am also interested in those aspects of other fields
such as, e.g., Operator Theory, Approximation Theory, Mathematical Physics,
Computer Science or Operation Research that appeal to convexity
and/or exhibit probabilistic or geometric flavor
(including, but not limited to, Random Matrices and Quantum Information Theory).
Have a pet problem that could fit there? Drop me a line at
szarek at cwru.edu

Here is my CV and
selected
publications with links to preprints.

Links:
Banach Space Bulletin Board (Oklahoma State), Functional Analysis
archive at UC Davis,
arXiv.org

## What's Happening (2006-2007, 2007-2008,...)

I am on a sabbatical leave for 2013-14. In particular,
in the fall of 2013 I will be in Cambridge, U.K., participating in
the programme
Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Information at the
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
I will be traveling intermittently in the winter, spring and summer of 2014.
In August 2010, I am on the CWRU campus, back from the
Equipe d'Analyse Fonctionnelle
at the
Université Pierre et Marie CURIE in Paris, France.
However, I will be traveling extensively in the fall, participating in
the program
on Asymptotic Geometric Analysis at the
Fields Institute in Toronto and
in the
semester on Quantum Information Theory at the
Institut Mittag-Leffler in Djursholm, Sweden.

Since January 2009 I am
Levi Kerr Professor of Mathematics.

Since June 2007 I have been involved in the NSF Focused Research Group project:
Fourier analytic and probabilistic methods in geometric
functional analysis and convexity. In addition to CWRU, the FRG project
involves Kent State University, University of Michigan and University of Missouri.
The project provides numerous research opportunities, particularly for graduate
students and postdocs.
A major FRG-related event was an
international conference
on "Perspectives in High Dimensions," which took place in Cleveland from August 1 to August 7, 2010.
[The project ended on May 31, 2012.]

In August 2006 I took part in the International
Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain. Here are the slides
from my lecture on *Convexity, Complexity, and High Dimensions*.

Earlier in 2006, I was involved in the
trimester on Phenomena in High Dimensions at
the Institut Henri Poincare,
where I taught
this course.
And here is another event at IHP in 2007.

## Other Interests

Other than that, I like travel, sailing
(Navigare Necesse Est,
CNIF),
diving, skiing, tennis, table tennis, bridge ...

And here are my daughters,
Martina
and Natalie
(as seen by an Ukrainian artist in Kraków in 1997)
and
Emily (testing a certain body of water in 2005).

*Last updated May 23, 2014*

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