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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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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.


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.


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.