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Fiedler Miroslav

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born April 7, 1926 in Prague

  • Linear and numerical algebra
  • Member of Learned Society since 1997

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1945, graduated, Vančura academic secondary school, Prague-Smíchov;
  • 1945-1950, Faculty of Science, Charles University;
  • 1950, RNDr.;
  • 1955, CSc., Institute of Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences;
  • 1963 DrSc., CSAS;
  • 1965, Professor of Mathematics, Charles University

Employment academic positions:

  • 1952-1991, Institute of Mathematics, CSAS;
  • 1992, pensioner;
  • 1993-present, Institute of Computer Science, AS CR (part time)

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1979-1991, Chairman, Czechoslovak Mathematical Committee
  • 1994-1999, Chairman, Czech Mathematical Committee
  • 1978-1998, Chairman, Committee for Defence of Doctor’s Theses
  • 1970-1998, Vice-Chairman, Central Committee for the Mathematical Olympiad (currently member)
  • 1978-present, Editor-in-Chief, Czechoslovak Mathematics Journal

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies:

  • 1978, Member, International Linear Algebra Society
  • 2000, Member, American Mathematical Society
  • Member, editorial boards of journals: Linear Algebra and Its Applications (U.S.A.), Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra (Israel), Numerische Mathematik (FRG), Mathematica Slovaca (SR).

Notable awards:

  • 1978, National Prize (together with V. Pták), Czech National Council
  • 1986, B.Bolzano Gold Medal, CSAS;
  • 1993, Hans Schneider Prize, International Linear Algebra Society
  • 1996, Gold Plaque, Juraj Hronec, CSAS
  • 2003, Gold Medal Faculty of Sciences, P. J. Šafárik University, Košice

Selected publications:

  • Special Matrices and Their Applications in Numerical Mathematics. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1986
  • Über qualitative Winkeleigenschaften der Simplexe. Czechoslovak Math. J. 7(82), 463-478 (1957)
  • On matrices with non-positive off-diagonal elements and positive principal minors (with V. Pták). Czechoslovak Math. J. 12(87), 382-400 (1962)
  • Generalized norms of matrices and the location of the spectrum (with V. Pták). Czechoslovak Math. J. 12(87), 558-571 (1962)
  • Matrix inequalities. Num. Math. 9, 109-119 (1966)
  • Algebraic connectivity of graphs. Czechosl. Math. J. 23(98), 298-305 (1973)
  • Eigenvalues of nonnegative symmetric matrices. Linear Algebra Appl. 9, 119-142 (1974)
  • Spectral properties of real Hankel matrices. In: Structured Matrices in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, (V. Olshevsky, Ed.). AMS, Contemporary Mathematics 280, 313-320 (2001)
  • Generalized totally nonnegative matrices (with T. L. Markham). Linear Algebra Appl. 345, 9-28 (2002)

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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.