Ivan Vidav, Slovenian mathematician, died at 97

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Ivan Vidav, born on January 17, 1918, and passed away on October 6, 2015, Ivan was a Slovenian mathematician.

Ivan Vidav was born in Opčine near Trieste (Slovenian Trst), Italy.

He is Josip Plemelj’s student. Vidav got his Ph.D. under Plemelj’s advisory in 1941 at the University of Ljubljana with a dissertation Kleinovi teoremi v teoriji linearnih diferencialnih enačb (Klein’s theorems in the theory of linear differential equations).

Ivan’s main research interest are differential equations, functional analysis and algebra.

He is a regular member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Ivan was awarded the Prešeren Award.

From 1988 Ivan was an honourable member of the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia (DMFA).

Ivan Vidav died on October 2015.