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Kurzweil Jaroslav

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

  • Mathematical analysis
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1937-1945, academic secondary school, Prague XIX;
  • 1945-1949, Faculty of Natural Science, Charles University;
  • 1955, CSc., Institute of Mathematics, CSAS (IM, CSAS);
  • 1956, DrSc. IM, CSAS;
  • 1966, Professor in mathematics

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1949-1951, assistant lecturer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Institute of Technology;
  • 1951-present, IM, CSAS (since 1993 AS CR); post-graduate student;
  • 1990-1996, Director, IM, AS CR

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1956-1970, Editor-in-Chief, Časopis pro pěstování matematiky (Journal for Promotion of Mathematics)
  • 1990-2000, Chairman, Accreditation Commission, Government of Czech Republic
  • 1994-2003, Member, Scientific Council, Charles University
  • 1994-present, Member, Scientific Council, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University 1996-2002, Chairman, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1978, Honorary Member, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1996, Foreign Member, Academie Royale de Belgique

Notable awards:

  • 1981, B. Bolzano Medal, CSAS
  • 1987, Honorary Member, Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 1996, Medal, President of Czech Republic (for Merit)
  • 1996, Medal, AS CR (for Contributions to Science and Mankind)
  • 1996, Memorial Gold Medal, Charles University
  • 1996, J. A. Comenius Award, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
  • 2001, Josef Hlávka Medal, Foundation of Josef, Marie and Zdeňka Hlávka
  • 1996, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dr.h.c.
  • 1999, Institute of Technology, Brno
  • 2001, Silesian University, Opava; Masaryk University, Brno,
  • 2003, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň

Selected publications:

  • J. Kurzweil: On Approximation in Real Banach Spaces. Studia Mathematica XIV, pp. 214-231 (1954)
  • J. Kurzweil: Generalized Ordinary Differential Equations and Continuous Dependence on a Parameter. Czechoslovak Math. Journal 7, 82, pp. 418-449, 1957
  • J. Kurzweil: Henstock-Kurzweil Integration. World Scientific, Singapore 2000
  • J. Kurzweil: Integration between the Lebesgue Integral and the Henstock-Kurzweil Integral. World Scientific, Singapore 2002

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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.


Prof. RNDr. Blanka Říhová, DrSc. appears on the “Fight for Truth” programme

President of the Learned Society, Prof. RNDr. Blanka Říhová, DrSc., appeared alongside Head of the Department of Ethics and Humanity Studies at Charles University’s Third Faculty of Medicine, theologian Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph.D., in a live broadcast of the monthly FOCUS Václava Moravce programme on the topic “The Fight for Truth”. Also appearing on the programme were President of the Republic of Slovakia, Mrs Zuzana Čaputová, and President of the Constitutional Court, JUDr. Pavel Rychetský. 400 secondary school and higher education students also took part in the broadcast from Bethlehem Chapel, positing questions to the guests.
The programme can be watched here


Prof. RNDr. Jan Trlifaj, DSc. appointed Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Learned Society member, Prof. RNDr. Jan Trlifaj, DSc., has been appointed a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
AMS Press Release  | List of Fellows appointed this year