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David Blecher
Professor

Mailing Address:
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3476

Office: 622 PGH
Phone: +1 713-743-3451
Email: dblecher@math.uh.edu
Fax: +1 713-743-3505
Personal Web Page: http://www.math.uh.edu/~dblecher/

About Me

I did my advanced degrees in Cambridge England (MASt), and Edinburgh Scotland (PhD). I've been in Houston pretty much since then, except for two years at U.C. Berkeley and University of Missouri. I was born in London, but was raised in South Africa. Trung, who designed this website chose the pictures above for me without asking me, but they are fun...

Most of you probably know me as your Calculus teacher. I am also involved in mathematical research, in operator algebras, and functional analysis. Most of my research is concerned with the new field of operator spaces, also known as noncommutative functional analysis. For a gentle introduction to this subject, which I wrote for undergraduates, read

Notes for a graduate course on this topic may be found on my research page.

Currently I am serving as Acting Associate Chair of the Mathematics Department. I am also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Analysis, and Applications, and an editor of the Houston Journal of Mathematics. Papers for JMAA should be uploaded directly to the JMAA/Elsevier website , and it is quite probable that I will not be the editor assigned to your paper. Papers for HJM should be emailed directly to me, complying with the following instructions.

My CV

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Publications, etc

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Conferences 2011

I am coorganizing two meetings in South Africa in November-December 2011, a special session "Operator and Banach algebras, and non-commutative analysis" at the November 29-December 3 AMS/SAMS meeting in Port Elizabeth, and then a follow-on Satellite conference in Abstract Analysis on 5--7 December at the University of Pretoria. Email me if interested (dblecher@math.uh.edu).

Conferences 2012

Great Plains Operator Theory Symposium , May 30--June 3 at the University of Houston.

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