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Brunovský Pavol

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

  • 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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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.