João Bosco Prolla, Brazilian mathematician (24 June 1935
First to establish a vectorvalued extension of Bishop’s theorem Enunciated Prolla best approximation theorem in hyperconvex metric spaces in Numer. Funct. Anal. Optimiz. 5:44955, 19823. With L. Nachbin & S. Machado proved that the polynomials of finite type from a real locally convex space into another are dense in the space of all continuous function with the compact open topology Introduced the concept of antisymmetric set in weighted spaces (1971) With R.M. Aron showed that the finite type polynomials on a Banach space are exactly the weakly continuous polynomials (1980) Generalized Von Neumann’s variant of StoneWeierstrass theorem for continuous functions with range in [0,1] (1992) With M.S. Kashimoto presented a ChoquetDeny type theorem for downward filtering convex sets of continuous functions (2006) Eponym of ProllaMachado condition

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