Ante Mimica passed away on June 9, 2016, after a courageous twoyear battle against a malignant brain tumor during which he produced some of his best mathematical work and served as an inspiration to all who knew him.
Ante was born on January 20, 1981, in Split, Croatia. After finishing high school in Split, he studied mathematics at the University of Zagreb from 1999 to 2003. He completed his doctoral thesis, entitled Harnack inequalities for some Lévy processes, in 2009. Ante was a postdoc at the Bielefeld University from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2012, when he returned to Zagreb. From 2013 onwards, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Zagreb.
Ante’s mathematical work was mostly in probabilistic potential theory. He studied Harnack inequalities and regularities of harmonic functions for jump processes, as well as their heat kernel estimates. His main contributions are to the class of processes related to integrodifferential operators with kernels of critically low or critically high singularity.
Ante was a wonderful human being, openminded with many interests and always willing to help others. Besides his math, he loved music and was an avid choir member and pianist. He was also a marathon runner and ran seriously and with great passion.
Ante’s passing is a great loss for the mathematical community. We will all remember him and miss him.
