yesterday was a day of sorrow for our department. Two of our most distinguished members were asked to resign.
After having been a first class mathematical department for many years it has now become an at best second class department.
This will most certainly be the end of an activity in Pluri-Complex Analysis that has been a very successful activity in the department for nearly 40 years, and it will seriously weaken the also very successful group working in low-dimensional topology.
Even if our department will now be almost entirely Swedish speaking I do not believe that that will help improving the working atmosphere.