University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Thursday, 14 September 2023 Conference in Bled and 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of Slovenian mathematics

The conference of Slovenian mathematicians, with around 100 registered participants, was held on September 15 and 16, 2023 in the Bled Festival Hall. The event was organized by the Mathematics Committee of DMFA in co-organization with UP FAMNIT, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana and the company Abelium. The event was carried out under the auspices of the The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (by short SASA).

The conference also marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of Slovenian mathematics, Josip Plemelj, to whom the first part of the conference was dedicated, when speacher about Plemelj and his legacy were given by Prof. Milan Hladnik, Prof. Franc Forstnerič and Assoc. Prof. Željko Oset.

  • dr. Boštjan Kuzman with the lecture "Professor Josip Plemelj - the life story of an extraordinary man",
  • Prof. Milan Hladnik with the lecture "Professor Plemelj and solving Hilbert's 21st problem" and
  • Assoc. Prof. Željko Oset with the lecture "Intellectual network of dr. Josip Plemelj".

At the beginning of the mini-symposium about Plemelj, the conference participants were addressed by prof. Peter Štih, president of SASA (The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts ), prof. Gregor Majdič, UL rector, and Mr. Anton Mežan, mayor of Bled.

In the research-applicative part, the most important achievements of Slovenian mathematics in recent years were presented, as well as the research work of successful researchers of the younger generation. In addition, one of the goals of the meeting was also the presentation of achievements in various fields of mathematics, including applied ones. The pedagogical part included the presentation of professional topics in the field of of teaching mathematics and physics. There were 16 contributions in the research application section, and 17 in the pedagogical section.

UP IAM and UP FAMNIT researcher from the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, Dr. Nino Bašić, Dr. Karla Ferjančič, Dr. Nastja Cepak, Prof. Štefko Miklavič and Prof. Vito Vitrih, also attended the conference.

All papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Prof. Štefko Miklavič, Dr. Karla Ferjančič, Prof. Vito Vitrih, Dr. Nastja Cepak and Dr. Nino Bašić (from left to right)