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Jovan Karamata, Prof. Dr.

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Death: August 14, 1967 (65)
Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Place of Burial: Zemun, City of Belgrade, Serbia
Immediate Family:

Son of Stevan Karamata and Desanka Karamata
Husband of Emilija Nikolajevic Karamata
Brother of Smiljka Šaškijević; <private> Karamata; Konstantin Karamata and Srđa Karamata

Occupation: Professor Mathematician
Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Jovan Karamata, Prof. Dr.

Jovan Karamata was born in Zagreb on February 1st 1902. He started his studies in 1920 at the Faculty of Engineering, but in 1922, he transferred to the faculty of Philosophy to study mathematics. He graduated from this faculty in 1925 and was immediately appointed as a teaching assistant to Professor Mihailo Petrović. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1926. He was promoted to the position of assistant professor in 1930, became an associate professor in 1937 and professor at Belgrade Unviersity in 1950. He left Belgrade in 1951 when he was appointed a professor at the University in Geneva, where he stayed until the end of his life. He died on August 14th, 1967. As a highly respected mathematician and lecturer he participated in the work of numerous congresses and was a visiting professor at many universities in Europe and America. He became a member of Yugoslav Academy of Science (in 1933), Czech Royal Society (1936) and Serbian Royal Academy (1939) as well as a fellow of Serbian Academy of Sciences (1948). Karamata was member of the Swiss, French and German mathematical societies, the French Association for the Development of Science, the permanent reviewer in referee journals and the editor-in-chief of the journal L’Ensignement Mathématique. He took an active part in the activities at the Belgrade University and in the work of the Serbian Academy of Science and its Institute of Mathematics, thus contributing a great deal to the world reputation Belgrade mathematics had in those days. He also thought mathematical analyse at new-open Faculty of philosophy in Novi Sad and left significant trace in development of mathematics at University of Novi Sad. Jovan Karamata was a prolific writer. In his works, he paid great attention to form and style. He published 122 scientific papers, 15 monographs and textbooks as well as 7 professional-pedagogical papers. His most significant results are in the field of classical mathematical analysis, more precisely in Tauberian theorems and in the theory of summability in general. These results, as well as those related to slowly varying functions, Mercer’s theorems, inequalities, trigonometrical integrals, Froullani’s integrals etc., have frequently been quoted in various papers and monographs. The originality of the approach to the various subject in mathematics, as well as the simplicity and elegance in proofs of theorems, confirm in the best manner not only Karamata’s exceptional mathematical talent, but also his broad mathematical interest.

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Jovan Karamata, Prof. Dr.'s Timeline

February 1, 1902
Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
August 14, 1967
Age 65
Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Zemun, City of Belgrade, Serbia