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Černý Petr

F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Dr.Sc. h.c.
Born January 8, 1934 in Brno, † April 7, 2018

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 2001

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1952, graduate, academic secondary school, Staré Brno;
  • 1952-1956, graduate geologist, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Brno;
  • 1964, RNDr., Faculty of Natural Sciences, J. E. Purkyně University (FS, JEPU) (now Masaryk University), Brno (administratively elevated from graduate geologist);
  • 1962-1966, CSc., FS, JEPU and Institute of Geology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1956-1962, mineralogist-petrographer, Geologický průzkum n. p., Brno;
  • 1962-1964, research officer, Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Moravian Museum, Brno;
  • 1964-1968, research officer, Institute of Geology, CSAS, and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada;
  • 1971-1974, Assistant Professor; 1974-1980, Associate Professor;
  • 1980-1999, Professor of Mineralogy; 1999-2000, Senior Scholar; 2000 Professor Emeritus

Membership in domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1956-1969, Society for Mineralogy and Geology
  • 1993, External Member, Scientific Council, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic
  • 1994 Honorary Member, Czech Geological Society
  • 1998-2001 visiting editor, Journal of Czech Geological Society

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1957, Member, Mineralogical Association of Canada (1984-1989 and 1992-1995, Associate Editor, The Canadian Mineralogist)
  • 1960, 1973, Member, Mineralogical Society of America (1973, Life Fellow; 1986-1987, Awards Selection Committee)
  • 1980, 2001, Member, American Geophysical Institute
  • 1980, Member, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) (2003, Member, College of Fellows)
  • 1981, 1994 Fellow, Geological Association of Canada (1994- Distinguished Fellow) (1994-1996 Award Selection Committees)
  • 1985, Member, Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • 1985, Member, Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm
  • 1986, 2001 Member, Société de Géologie Appliqué (1986-1988 book co-editor)
  • 1991, Member, Royal Society of Canada
  • 1994, Member, Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • 2000, Member-Correspondent, Asociación Geológica Argentina

Notable awards:

  • 1981, Medaille A.H. Dumont, Société Géologique de Belgique (Liege)
  • 1984, Past Presidents’ Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Ottawa
  • 1985, Commemorative Medal, University of Helsinki
  • 1991, Bořický Medal, Charles University
  • 1991, Gold Medal of Masaryk University
  • 1991, Doctor of the geological sciences honoris causa, Masaryk University
  • 1993, F. Pošepný gold plaque, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
  • 1993, Logan Medal, Geological Association of Canada, Ottawa
  • 1993, Friedrich Becke Medal, Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft, Vienna
  • 2001, Medal, Asociación Geológica Argentina, Buenos Aires

Selected publications:

  • P. Černý, F. Čech, P. Povondra: Review of ilmenorutile-struverite minerals. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 101, 142 (1964)
  • P. Černý, P. Povondra: Beryllian cordierite from Vezna: (Na,K) + Be → Al. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1966, 36 (1966)
  • P. Černý (editor and co-author): Granitic Pegmatites in Science and Industry: Mineral. Assoc. Canada Short Course Handbook 7, 555 pp. (1982)
  • P. Černý, R.E. Meintzer, A.J. Anderson: Extreme fractionation in rare-element granitic pegmatites: selected examples of data and mechanisms. Canadian Mineralogist 23, 381 (1985)
  • P. Möller, P. Černý, F. Saupé (co-editors and co-authors): Lanthanides, Niobium and Tantalum. Springer-Verlag (1989)
  • P. Černý: Distribution, affiliation and derivation of rare-element pegmatites in the Canadian Shield. Geologische Rundschau 79, 183 (1990)
  • P. Černý: Rare-element granitic pegmatites, Part 1, Anatomy and internal evolution of pegmatite deposits; Part 2, Regional and global relationships and petrogenesis. Ore Deposits Models II, Geol. Assoc. Canada, pp. 29-62 (1993)
  • P. Černý: Evolution of feldspars in granitic pegmatites. In: Feldspars and Their Reactions, NATO-ASI Institute, Dordrecht - Boston - London, Kluwer Acad. Publishers, pp. 501-540 (1994)
  • D. K. Teertstra, P. Černý, F.C. Hawthorne: Rubidium feldspars in granitic pegmatites. Canadian Mineralogist 36, 483 (1998)
  • P. Černý: Mineralogy of beryllium in granitic pegmatites. In: Beryllium: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Mineral. Soc. America Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 50, pp. 405-444 (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.