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Křížek Michal

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born on March 8, 1952 in Prague

  • Numerical analysis and Number theory
  • Member of Learned Society since 2000

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1970, graduate, Voděradská academic secondary school, Prague;
  • 1970-1975, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP CU);
  • 1977, RNDr., FMP CU;
  • 1980, CSc., CSAS; 1992, DrSc., CSAS;
  • 2000, Associate Professor, FMP CU; 2003, Full Professor, CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1980-1986, Researcher, Institute of Mathematics (MI), CSAS;
  • 1986-1996, Senior Researcher;
  • 1996-2003, Head, Department of Constructive Methods of Mathematical Analysis, MI, AS CR

Membership in domestic scientific bodies:

  • 2001-present, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Pokroky matematiky, fyziky a astronomie (Advances of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy) (member, editorial board since 1997)
  • 2004, Associate Editor-in-Chief, Applications of Mathematics (member, editorial board since 1993) 1996-2003, Chairman, Scientific Council, MI CSAS
  • 2001-2004, member, Scientific Council, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň
  • 1999-2004, member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 1999-2004, member, Czech Astronomical Society

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1993-2004, Member, editorial board, of Polish journal, Applicationes Mathematicae

Notable awards:

  • 1994, Award, AS CR
  • 1996, Award, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
  • 1998, Award, AS CR (for promotion of science)
  • 1999, Honorary Recognition, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • 2001, Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology by International Technology Institute, San Diego, USA
  • 2003, Award, Rector, Brno Military Academy (for scientific work)
  • 2003, Elected, Czech Society: Czech Minds

Selected publications:

  • Finite Element Approximation of Variational Problems and Applications, Longman, Harlow 1990
  • Mathematical and Numerical Modelling in Electrical Engineering, Kluwer, Dordrecht 1996
  • Finite Element Methods, Gakkotosho, Tokyo 2001
  • Numerical Modelling of Problems in Electrical Engineering, Karolinum, Prague 2001
  • 17 Lectures on Fermat Numbers. From Number Theory to Gemetry, SpringerVerlag, New York 2001
  • Fourier Trigonometric Series and the Finite Element Method in Complex Variable, Academia, Prague 2002
  • On superconvergence techniques, Acta Appl. Math. 9, 175-198 (1987)
  • On the maximum angle condition, SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 29, 513-520 (1992)
  • Matematik Pierre de Fermat, Cahiers du CEFRES, vol. 28, Prague 2002
  • On the convergence of series, J. Number Theory 97, 95-112 (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.