Mladen Bestvina delivered a plenary lecture at International Congress of Mathematicians for 2022

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By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić

Published on 08/12/2022

**Mladen Bestvina** - *Groups acting on hyperbolic spaces* - a survey (**starts at 9:12**)

Introduced by Professor Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick, UK)

Professor Mladen Bestvina, distinguished Croatian-American mathematician, with his family:

Mrs. Cynthia, Isabella, Maya, and Thomas.

Mladen Bestvina:*The Farrell-Jones conjecture for free-by-cyclic groups*

Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques, Marseille, France, 2018

| Professor Mladen Bestvina (on the photo with his wife) is a Croatian-Americna mathematician, born in 1959 in the city of Osijek, Croatia. He completed his studies of Mathematics at the University of Zagreb. He was a successful competitor at International Mathematical Olympiads for High School students. In the past twenty years he achieved spectacular results in Geometric Group Theory, for which he had an honor of delivering a plenary lecture on 10th July 2022 at the International Congress of Mathematicians. The ICM is organized every fourth year, and for each Congress about 14 pleanry lecturers are chosen who had the most important contributions in the field of Mathematical sciences in the previous period. |

Mladen Bestvina - Groups acting on hyperbolic spaces - a survey

Introduced by Professor Karen Vogtmann (University of Warwick, UK)

Mrs. Cynthia, Isabella, Maya, and Thomas.

Professor Mladen Bestvina is a Croatian-Americna mathematician, born in 1959 in the city of Osijek, Croatia. He completed his studies of Mathematics at the University of Zagreb. He was a successful competitor at International Mathematical Olympiads for High School students. In the past twenty years he achieved spectacular results in Geometric Group Theory, for which he had an honor of delivering a plenary lecture on 10th July 2022 at the International Congress of Mathematicians. The ICM is organized every fourth year, and for each Congress about 14 plenary lecturers are chosen who had the most important contributions in the field of Mathematical sciences in the previous period.Prior to Professor Bestvina, another Croatian-American mathematician Professor William Feller (1906-1970, born in Croatia's capital Zagreb), delivered a plenary lecture at the ICM organized in Birmingham, UK, in 1958. Since 2012, Professor Mladen Bestvina is a correspondent memeber of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) in Zagreb. We recall in passing that the well known Fields Medals (often described as "Nobel Prizes" in the field of Mathematics) are also awarded at ICM. Among four recipients for 2022 is Professor Maryna Viazovska from Kiiv, Ukraine (employed in Switzerland), for her important results in Packing Theory. |

Mladen Bestvina - distinguished lecture delivered in 2021 upon the invitation of*Indian Mathematics Consortium, *Bombay and Bangalore

Mladen Bestvina:

Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques, Marseille, France, 2018

Professor Mladen Bestvina, with his colleagues from Zagreb, professors Šime Ungar and Ivan Ivanšić, during the

2002 Geometric Topology Conference organized at the *Interuniversity Center* in the city of Dubrovnik.

Photo published in *Matematičko fizički list*, no 4, 2022/2023, on p. 220 (Željko Hanjš: Šime Ungar, topolog i predavač na fakultetu, pp. 219-224)