Ljubiša D.R. Kočinac

Kocinac at work

This workshop celebrates the occasion of Ljubiša Kočinac turning 65.

Ljubiša Kočinac is a full professor of mathematics at the University of Nis, Serbia. He is one of the most prolific and influential mathematicians in Serbia.

Kočinac defended his PhD thesis, entitled Some properties of cardinal functions, in 1983, at the University of Belgrade, under the supervision of Djuro Kurepa. Kočinac has published over 130 papers in the fields of set theoretic and general topology, and real analysis.

In the late 1990s, Professor Kočinac started working enthusiastically in the field of Selection Principles, the then new subdiscipline of general topology initiated by Marion Scheepers. Kočinac has had a large impact on the development of this field, via: Results in Kočinac's Handwriting

  1. His results, research questions, and collaborations;
  2. His involvement in organizing the workshops on Coverings, Selections, and Games in Topology: The first meeting was initiated by Kočinac and Cosimo Guido, and Kočinac was involved in the organizing and/or scientific committees of subsequent ones as well;
  3. His many travels to participate in conferences and disseminate results of the field; Italy is a popular venue among these, but Kočinac also visited China, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and USA;
  4. His editing of the Quaderni di Matematica volume dedicated to Selection Principles, and of special issues in Topology and its Applications dedicated to the field, as well as parts of Filomat;
  5. Being the chief editor in Mat. Vesnik, and an editorial board member in a number of other journals;
  6. Supervising the PhD theses of Liljana Babinkostova, Vladimir Pavlović, and Darko Kocev, all dedicated to the field.
Kočinac is also known for his professional generousity in giving credit to other mathematicians for results and notions.

For us, his colleagues, no less important is Kočinac's friendliness and warmth.

Popular non-mathematical quotes of Ljubiša

"I will do this, not later than immediately."

"[This is] Not perfect, but best possible."

Answer to "Would you like some wine?": "Only if you insist. [Pause] Please insist."

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