We regret to announce the death of prof. Julian Ławrynowicz, who passed away on September 21. Professor Ławrynowicz was a long-term employee of KFCS UL.
Professor Julian Lawrynowicz was born in 1939 in Lodz. In 1955, he graduated from the XXV Stefan Zeromski High School. In the years 1955–1960 he studied mathematics and physics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of the University of Lodz. In 1960, after obtaining a diploma in these two fields, he started working at his alma mater, and from 1961 also at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In 1964 he defended his doctoral dissertation „Variation methods in the theory of quasi-conformal mappings”. This work, written under the supervision of Zygmunt Charzynski, was awarded the PTM award. At the age of 29, he obtained a postdoctoral degree for his dissertation „New variation methods in the theory of conformal and quasi-conformal mappings”. In 1971, he became an associate professor at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and then, in 1976, after receiving an academic title, the position of associate professor, and in 1992 a full professor. For many years he was the head of the LodzBranch of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and - nationwide - the Independent Complex of Complex Analysis and Differential Geometry Laboratory. From 1983 until his retirement, he also worked as a full professor at the Department, and then at the Department of Solid State Physics at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, University of Lodz.