My mathematical brother Ragnar Sigurðsson took the above photos of Mikael, his mathematical nephew, in 2008. The one to the left shows him lecturing at Institut Mittag-Leffler in the spring of 2008; in the one on the right he is at the Nordan meeting in Mariehamn, 2008. The photos above and those below taken by him are made available with Ragnar's permission.
Mikael Passare was born in Västerås, Sweden, on 1959 January 01. He died from a sudden cardiac arrest in Oman in the evening of 2011 September 15.
He was a professor at Stockholm University; earlier he was Department Head and Chairman of the Swedish National Committee for Mathematics. At the time of his death he was President of the Swedish Mathematical Society.
More about his life can be found in the obituaries in English and Swedish that I have written.
1.1. Obituary in English: Mikael Passare 1959—2011 (23 pages; with references and a list of his publications and seminar talks).
1.2. An abridged obituary in English: Mikael Passare 1959—2011 (4 pages; without references). Published in The Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, June 2012, Issue 84, 12–15.
1.3. His mathematical research and some questions he left behind form the topic of a paper entitled Questions inspired by Mikael Passare's mathematics (19 pages). Accepted on 2012 August 20 for publication in Afrika Matematika. Published online 2012 October 27.
1.4. The International Science Programme (ISP) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on 2011 September 26. About two hundred persons participated, among them many from Africa. Mikael was a member of the Board of ISP, and the celebration started with a presentation of him and his activtity for mathematics in Africa. Two texts were made available, a longer one and a shorter one.
1.5. Presentation on 2012 May 11, at the 16th Nordan Conference in Kiruna: Questions inspired by Mikael Passare's mathematics. Condensed version with four screens on each page.
1.6. Presentation on 2012 September 14, at Mikael Passare's Day at Stockholm University: Mikael Passare 1959—2011. Condensed version with four screens on each page.
1.7. Presentation on 2012 September 14, at Mikael Passare's Day at Stockholm University: Questions inspired by Mikael Passare's mathematics. Condensed version with four screens on each page.
1.8. Presentation on 2013 June 05, at the conference Facets of Geometry at Stockholm University: Mikael Passare In Memoriam. Condensed version with four screens on each page.
1.9. Mikael Passare (1959--2011). 26 pages. Accepted for publication in a coming book.
1.10. Mikael Passare's publications. 6 pages. Accepted for publication in a coming book.
1.11. Curriculum Vitae: Mikael Passare. 2 pages. Accepted for publication in a coming book.
2.1. On 2011 September 28, Tom Britton organized a meeting at Stockholm University to honor Mikael. There were between 140 and 150 persons there. Eight of them gave short speeches to honor Mikael Passare.
2.2. There is a short obituary in Swedish, submitted to four newspapers and published in somewhat shortened form in Dagens Nyheter 2011 October 14 with a correction 2011 October 15, and with almost no changes in Svenska Dagbladet 2011 October 16.
2.3. The Swedish Mathematical Society published an obituary in Swedish, Mikael Passare 1959—2011, on 2011 October 25 (19 pages).
Left: Mikael Passare on the island of Åland, Finland, in 2008.
Right: Håkan Samuelsson, Elin Götmark, Elizabeth Wulcan, Mikael Passare and Liz Vivas at Institut Mittag-Leffler, Spring of 2008 (both photos by Ragnar Sigurðsson).
Left: Mikael Passare guiding the boat excursion during the
conference in honor of Oleg Viro, May 2008 (photo: Ragnar
Right: Mikael Passare, Torbjörn Lundh and Ulla Dinger at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2010 August 21 (photo: Christer Kiselman).