A Banach space X is called extremely non-complex iff for every linear bounded operator T on X we have ||S+I||=1+||S|| where S is the square of T, i.e., the square of every linear operator satisfies the Daugavet equation.

We show that various kinds of
infinite dimensional extremely non-complex spaces exist, they may even have
complemented copies of c_{0} or l_{∞}.
We also investigate possible groups of surjective isometries on such spaces
obtaining an example of a Banach space X where the only surjective
isometries are
I and -I, however the surjective isometries of the dual X* contain the group
of isometries
of an infinite dimensional Hilbert space.

Most examples are derived from C(K) spaces with few operators which seem to be more suitable for the isometric questions than Maurey-Gowers' spaces with few operators.

**References**

- P. Koszmider, M. Martin, J. Meri:
*Extremely non-complex C(K) spaces*. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Volume 350, Issue 2, 15 February 2009, Pages 601-615 - P. Koszmider, M. Martin, J. Meri:
*Isometries on extremely noncomplex Banach spaces*. Preprint