Methods of Analysis and Algebra
International conference dedicated to
the centennial of professor Gunnar Kangro

Tartu, Estonia
September 1-6, 2013

Gunnar Kangro (1913–1975)

Professor Gunnar Kangro, member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, was the most famous Estonian mathematician of his time. He was a world-class professional in his main research area - summability theory. His excellent courses and textbooks in algebra and analysis advocated the use of new theories developed in the first half of the twentieth century, and led the transition of Estonian mathematics to modern basis. His lecture courses in functional analysis gave also momentum to the research in numerical analysis in Estonia. Having supervised 23 Cand. Sc. theses, he is fully considered the founder of contemporary Estonian mathematical school.

The first conference in the memory of Professor Gunnar Kangro was held in November 1978 on the occasion of his 65th anniversary. It was titled "Methods of Algebra and Analysis in the study of families of operators". The subsequent conferences, titled "Methods of Algebra and Analysis", have been held in every five years. During the Soviet period, there were participants from all over the Soviet Union, and the working language of the conference was Russian. In 1993 the talks of the Analysis section were held either in English or in Russian. In 1998-2008, the working language was Estonian. The forthcoming VIII Kangro conference dedicated to his centennial will be international.

Book of abstracts

The printed Book of Abstracts, containing also the programs, is provided to all participants of the Conference. You can also download it here.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the conference "Kangro-100. Methods of Analysis and Algebra" will be published in a special issue of the open access journal "Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis de Mathematica" http://www.math.ut.ee/acta/ in June, 2014.

Deadline for submitting the contributions is December 31, 2013.

Both research papers and shorter (up to 14 pages) survey papers are welcome. The contributions will be subject to a usual refereeing procedure.


... is the continuation in pure and applied mathematics of Acta et commentationes Imp. Universitatis Jurievensis (olim Dorpatensis), founded in 1893, i.e., 120 years ago,

... is abstracted by Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik,

... is an open access journal starting with volume 14 (2010). This means that all content is freely available without charge on the website of the journal (http://www.math.ut.ee/acta/),

... has no page charges and the author(s) will be provided with a reprint of the published article in printable PDF-form via e-mail, free of charge.


Submission of a paper acknowledges that the paper has not been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts must be in their final form. They should be sent to the Editorial Coordinator Professor Kolk enno.kolk@ut.ee with Kangro-100 on the subject line, together with a Cc to kangro100@ut.ee

Structure of a manuscript:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • Abstract (not exceeding 13 lines) which can be read independently of the paper (references in the abstract should be avoided)
  • Text of the paper
  • References (should be listed in alphabetical order; abbreviations of journal names should follow Mathematical Reviews)
  • Complete address of each author (also the e-mail address)

Manuscript should contain the 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification and keywords.

The publisher requires submission of manuscripts written in LATEX (AMS document class).

After a paper has been accepted for publication, the author will be asked to send the final TEX-file by e-mail to the Editorial Coordinator Professor Kolk enno.kolk@ut.ee together with a Cc to kangro100@ut.ee

Authors are suggested to begin the TEX-file of manuscripts with the following commands:


Program Program for accompanying persons

Sunday – September 1, 2013
11.00-13.00Walking excursion in Tallinn
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu
History Museum of the University of Tartu
Lossi 25, Toome Hill, Tartu
18.00-21.00Welcome Reception

Monday – September 2, 2013
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu

Lecture room Lektoorium:
Welcome to Estonia
9.20-9.50Anne Tali
Life and Work of Professor Gunnar Kangro
10.00-10.50Richard M. Aron
The Bishop–Phelps–Bollobás theorem for operators, and Lindenstrauss properties A and B
Coffee break
11.10-12.00Ralph McKenzie
Weird equations, tame congruences and crazy, wonderful people
Lunch break
13.00-14.35Parallel sessions
Coffee break
15.10-17.00Parallel sessions
18.00-20.00Walking excursion in Tartu

Tuesday – September 3, 2013
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu

Lecture room Lektoorium:
8.45-9.00Welcome to Estonia
9.00-9.50Albrecht Pietsch
Traces of operators and their history
10.00-10.50Mikhail Volkov
Matrix identities involving multiplication and transposition
Coffee break
11.10-12.00Johann Boos
Hahn spaces in Fréchet spaces
Lunch break
13.00-13.45Poster session in the Hall
13.00-15.30Parallel sessions
Coffee break
16.05-17.55Parallel sessions
Lecture room Lektoorium:
18.00-19.00The ethics of publishing and open access
Harold Garth Dales; open discussion

Wednesday – September 4, 2013
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu

Lecture room Lektoorium:
8.45-9.00Welcome to Estonia
9.00-9.50Joe Diestel
10.00-10.50Ágnes Szendrei
Growth Rates of Finite Algebras
13.00-21.00Excursions to the Lake Peipsi Region, the Haanja Nature Park in Võru County, the Soomaa National Park and the town Viljandi

Thursday – September 5, 2013
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu

Lecture room Lektoorium:
8.45-9.00Welcome to Estonia
9.00-9.50Harold Garth Dales
10.00-10.50Keith Kearnes
Finitely based finite algebras
Coffee break
11.10-12.00Bernardo Cascales
Radon–Nikodým indexes and measures of weak noncompactness
Lunch break
13.00-14.55Parallel sessions
Coffee break
15.30-16.55Parallel sessions
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu
19.00-23.00Conference banquet

Friday – September 6, 2013
Science Centre AHHAA
Sadama 1, Tartu

Lecture room Lektoorium:
8.45-9.00Welcome to Estonia
9.00-9.50William Johnson
Approximation properties of a Banach space and its subspaces
10.00-10.50George Janelidze
Nice categories
Coffee break
11.10-12.00Gilles Godefroy
Approximation properties in Banach spaces
17.00-19.00Walking excursion in Tallinn

Plenary speakers

Richard M. Aron, Kent State University, USA

Johann Boos, University of Hagen, Germany

Bernardo Cascales, University of Murcia, Spain

Harold Garth Dales, University of Lancaster, UK

Joe Diestel, Kent State University, USA

Gilles Godefroy, Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu, France

George Janelidze, University of Cape Town, South Africa

William Johnson, Texas A&M University, USA

Keith Kearnes, University of Colorado, USA

Ralph McKenzie, Vanderbilt University, USA

Albrecht Pietsch, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany

Ágnes Szendrei, University of Colorado, USA

Mikhail Volkov, Ural Federal University, Russia

Conference Venue

Science Centre AHHAA is situated at Sadama 1, Tartu. Please see the map.

The conference will be held in the new building of the Science centre AHHAA opened on May 7, 2011 . The biggest science centre in Baltic States with almost three thousand square meters for exhibition is introducing science and technology in a fun and playful way. Giant energy machine, or Newton’s apple tree, the Hoberman sphere, the adventurous elevator journey inside the Earth, mini-labs, stock market, gift shop, planetarium and much more interesting can be found here. Find out more in this video.

The registration and information table of the Kangro-100 conference is located next to the main entrance of the Science centre. Entrance to the conference hall and lecture rooms is also right there. Please see the floor plan of AHHAA.


Social events

Travel and accommodation

Travel Information Accommodation


Scientific and Organizing Committee
  • Eve Oja (chair), University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kalle Kaarli (co-chair), University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kristel Mikkor (co-chair), University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Richard M. Aron, Kent State University, USA
  • Jānis Cīrulis, University of Latvia, Latvia
  • Rainis Haller, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Andi Kivinukk, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Ulrich Knauer, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Germany
  • Valdis Laan, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Aleksei Lissitsin, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Olav Nygaard, University of Agder, Norway
  • Märt Põldvere, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Anne Tali, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Hans-Olav Tylli, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dirk Werner, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Indrek Zolk, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Svetlana Saprõkova (secretary), University of Tartu, Estonia