Trained in mathematical sciences at the University of Zagreb, corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Professor Mladen Bestvina delivering an invited lecture at the prestigious Insitut Henry Poincaré in Paris in 2014
Professor Mladen Bestvina
Professor Mladen Bestvina is distinguished Croatian mathematician working at the University of Utah in the USA. Trained in mathematical sciences at the University of Zagreb (he obtained his diploma under the guidance of academician Sibe Mardešić, internationally known Croatian topologist), he is a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 2014 he had the honor to deliver the invited lecture at the Insitut Henry Poincaré in Paris, one of the most prestigious mathematical institutions in the world. The title of his talk was "On the asymptotic dimension of a curve complex".
He is associate editor of several prestigious mathematical journals, among them in the famous Annals of Mathematics, which is probably the most influential mathematical journal in the world. Keeping close contacts with Croatian mathematicians, being a member of the editorial board of Glasnik matematički (Mathematical Herald), one of Croatian math journals, as well as participating at Croatian Mathematical Congresses, he considerably contributed to the advancement of mathematical sciences in Croatia.

Professor Mladen Bestvina, distinguished CroatianAmerican mathematician, with his family:
Mrs. Cynthia, Isabella, Maya, and Thomas.
Professor Bestvina is associate editor of the
Annals of Mathematics since 2006.
This is one of the most prestigious math journals in the world.
Professor
Mladen Bestvina was as a member of the editorial board of the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society from 1997 to 2005.
His name is the third on the list. Many thanks to Dr. Željko Hanjš, University of Zagreb, for sending us the photo.
For those interested, we also include a colloquium lecture delivered by Professor Mladen Bestvina at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, dealing with
a joint work with another Croatian mathematician at the University of Utah, Professor Gordan Savin, an expert in Representation Theory of Groups:
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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