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Brunovský Pavol

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.,
Born December 4, 1934 in Vienna, † 2018

  • Professor, coordinator of study programmes
  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 2004

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1958, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University (ComU), Bratislava, field of mathematical analysis;
  • 1958, RNDr.; 1964, CSc.; 1978, DrSc.; 1990, Associate Professor
  • 1991, Full Professor

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1959-1970, Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) 1970-1974, Institute of Mathematics SAS;
  • 1974, Institute of Applied Mathematics (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMFI), ComU); 1974-present, Visiting Professor;
  • 1974, University of Firenze (Italy);
  • 1980, 1987, Michigan State University (USA);
  • 1992, University of Vienna (Austria); 1992, University of Tokyo;
  • 1995, University of Nice (France);
  • 1999, University of Paris-South;
  • Invited lectures at international conferences: Lecture in section, 1978, International Congress of Mathematicians. Helsinki (Finland); 1987, Plenary lecture, Equadiff 87, Xanthi (Greece); 1972, Lecture in section, Equadiff 3, Brno 1985, Equadiff 6, Brno 1985

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1989, Chairman, Slovak Committee for Scientific Degrees
  • 1990-1992, Vice-Chairman, Council of Government of Slovak Republic for science and technology
  • 1991-1992, Chairman, National Committee for Mathematics of Czech and Slovak Federal Republic
  • 1993-present, Chairman, National Committee for Mathematics of Slovak Republic

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1993-2001, Member, Scientific Council of the S. Banach International Mathematics Centre
  • 1982, Member, Panel for Selection of Invited Lectures at World Congress of Mathematicians
  • Member, Editorial Boards of two international journals and a series of proceedings

Selected publications:

  • P. Brunovský: A classification of linear controllable systems. Kybernetika 6, 173 (1970)
  • P. Brunovský: One one-parameter families of diffeomorphisms I, II. Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae (CMUC) 10, 559 (1970), 11, 765 (1971)
  • P. Brunovský: On the structure of optimal feedback systems. In: Proc. ICM 1978 (O. Lehto, ed.), 842 (1980)
  • P. Brunovský, B. Fiedler: Connecting orbits in scalar reaction-diffusion equations I, II. Dynamics Reported 1, 57 (1988), J. of Diff. Equations 81, 106 (1989)
  • P. Brunovský: The attractor of the scalar reaction-diffusion equation is a smooth graph. J. of Dynamics and Diff. Equations 2, 193 (1989)
  • P. Brunovský, P. Poláčik: The Morse-Smale structure of a generic reactiondiffusion equation. J. of Diff. Equations 135, 129 (1997)

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26.06.20

Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.

24.06.20

The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.

27.11.19

Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.