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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