Panorama of Opatija
Bike Tracks, Quasi-magnetic Forces, and the Schrödinger Equation, by Mark Levi
Panoramic view on Opatija and the Kvarner bay
N.A.Sharp, NOAO/NSO/Kitt Peak FTS/AURA/NSF spectrum of the Sun

The series of conferences is named after prof. Branko Najman, one of the pioneers of modern spectral theory and matrix analysis in Croatia. The first meeting in a series was a commemorative meeting for late Branko Najman. The subsequent meetings expanded the original scope to include a broader area of mathematics and its applications centered around spectral theory and matrix analysis.

The purpose of this conference is to commemorate the scientific contribution of Branko Najman by bringing together scientists working in areas of mathematics related to his work, with an emphasis on the following fields of research:

  • General operators and spectral theory, structured operators and matrices,
  • Indefinite inner product spaces,
  • ODEs and Sturm-Liouville theory,
  • Elliptic PDEs including Schrödinger operators,
  • Evolution equations, semigroups, control theory,
  • Matrix analysis,
  • Numerical methods related to any of the above.

The conference will feature plenary lectures by distinguished speakers, contributed talks, and a poster session.

The organizing committee of the conference consists of Jusssi Behrndt (TU Graz), Luka Grubišić (University of Zagreb), Ivica Nakić (University of Zagreb) and Ivan Veselić (TU Chemnitz).

The advisory board of the conference consists of Paul Binding (University of Calgary), Aad Dijksma (University of Groningen), Vjeran Hari (University of Zagreb), Birgit Jacob (University of Wuppertal), Vadim Kostrykin (University of Mainz), Heinz Langer (TU Wien), Mark Malamud (Donetsk National University), Gerald Teschl (University of Vienna), Zvonko Tutek (University of Zagreb), Krešimir Veselić (University of Hagen) and Jürgen Voigt (TU Dresden).

The conference venue will be at the Millennium Hotels Opatija. The price for the conference package will be 423€, would include 5 nights halfboard in a single room, coffee breaks, wifi, and the use of conference room and other standard facilities. For price reductions for the shared double room accomodation, as well as for the accompanying persons please see here. All rooms have a private bath.

Please register to the conference here in order to facilitate our preparation. The second announcement will follow shortly in early January. All updates to the conference program will be posted here.


Jusssi Behrndt (TU Graz)
Luka Grubišić (Uni. Zagreb)
Ivica Nakić (Uni. Zagreb)
Ivan Veselić (TU Chemnitz)