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Kowalski Oldřich

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born June 19, 1936 in Brno

  • Differential geometry
  • Member of Learned Society since 1998

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1959 graduate, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1959-1963, assistant lecturer;
  • 1963-1967, lecturer;
  • 1968-1969, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology in Brno;
  • 1967-1968, one-year contract, Military Technical College, Cairo (lectures in mathematics for students of pedagogy);
  • 1969-1970, research fellow, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP CU);
  • 1970-1991, Associate Professor of mathematics, FMP CU;
  • 1973-1976, Vice-Dean, scientific affairs, FMP CU;
  • 1992-2001, Professor of mathematics, FMP CU, member, Scientific Council, FMP CU;
  • September 2001-present, half-time professor at FMP CU

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1971-2001, editor-in-chief, Advances in mathematics, physics and astronomy (popularisation journal)
  • 2001-present, active, central bodies, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 1991-present, member, working group, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Accreditation Commission of Czech Republic
  • 1992-1998, member, working group, Grant Agency of CR (GA CR)
  • Long-time member, specialized commission for granting DrSc.
  • Member (till 2004), Scientific Council, Institute of Mathematics, Silesian University, Opava
  • 2000-2003, member, Supervisory Board, GA CU

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, American Mathematical Society (till 2001)
  • Editor-in-chief, Differential Geometry and its Applications (Elsevier)
  • Member, journal, Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry (Kluwer)

Important awards:

  • 1978, Faculty Medal, FMP CU, Class II
  • 1978, Distinguished Member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 1996, Faculty Medal, FMP CU, Class I
  • 1993, Honorary Member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 2001, Silver Medal, Silesian University
  • 2002, Title Professor Emeritus, Charles University
  • 2002, Honorary Member, Scientific Council, FMP CU

Selection of publications:

  • O. Kowalski: Generalized Symmetric Spaces. In: Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 805. Springer, 1980; Russian translation, MIR, Moscow 1984
  • E. Boeckx, O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: Riemannian manifolds of conullity two.
    World Scientific Publishers, Singapore, 1996, 300 pp.
  • O. Kowalski: Additive volume invariants of Riemannian manifolds. Acta Mathematica 145, 205-225 (1980)
  • O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: Opérateurs différentiels invariants et symétries géodesiques préservant le volume. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 296, Série I, 1001-1003 (1983)
  • O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: G-deformations and some generalizations of H. Weyl’s tube theorem. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 294 (2), April 1986, 799-811
  • O. Kowalski, F. Tricerri, L. Vanhecke: Curvature homogeneous Riemannian manifolds. J. Math. Pures Appl. 71, 1992, 471-501
  • O. Kowalski, Z. Vlášek: Homogeneous Einstein metrics on Aloff-Wallach spaces.
    Diff. Geometry and Appl. 3 (1993), 157-167
  • E. Boeckx, O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: Non-homogeneous relatives of symmetric spaces. Diff. Geom. and Appl. 4 (1994), 45-69
  • O. Kowalski, F. Prüfer, L. Vanhecke: D’Atri spaces. In: Topics in Geometry, In memory of Joseph D’Atri, Birkhäuser, 1996, 241-284
  • O. Kowalski, M. Sekizawa: On Tangent Sphere Bundles with Small or Large Constant Radius. Ann. Global. Anal. Geom. 18 (special issue dedicated to A. Gray), 207-219 (2000)

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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.