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Drábek Pavel

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born July 29, 1953 in Pardubice

  • Mathematics, nonlinear differential equations
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1972, graduate, academic secondary school, Pardubice;
  • 1972-1977, student, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1978, RNDr., FMP CU;
  • 1981, CSc., Mathematical Institute, CSAS(MI, CSAS);
  • 1987, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Institute, Plzeň;
  • 1990, DrSc., MI CSAS;
  • 1991 Professor of Mathematics, Faculty of the Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia (FAS, UWB), Plzeň.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1977-78, internal post-graduate student, MI CSAS;
  • 1978-1991, lector, lecturer, Associate Professor, MEI;
  • 1991-present, Professor at FAS UWB;
  • 1990-1999, 2004-present, Head, Department of Mathematics;
  • 1990-91, Vice-Rector for Science

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1991-present, Member, Scientific Council of UWB and Scientific Council, FAS UWB
  • 1995-2000, Member, Scientific Council, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • 2003-present, Member, Scientific Council, MI, AS CR
  • 2003-present, member, Scientific Council, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of Mining Technology (VŠB) Technical University in Ostrava
  • 1992-present, Chairman, Section Council for Doctoral Study Programme in „Applied Mathematics“, FAS UWB
  • 1996-present, Member, Czech Committee for Mathematics (since 2004, Chairman)
  • 2003-present, Member, Professional Commission for the Science of Inanimate Nature and Engineering, Council for Research and Development
  • 2003-present, Member, Standing Commission for D.Sc. Defence in „Mathematical Analysis and Related Fields“

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies:

  • 1992, member, European Mathematical Society
  • 1992, member, American Mathematical Society
  • 1995, member, editorial board, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations
  • 2000, member, standing commission for Dr.Sc. defence in of „Mathematical Analysis“, Slovak Republic
  • 2002, member, editorial board, Electronic Journal of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 2002, member, editorial board, Nonlinear Analysis, Ser. A: Theory and Methods
  • 2002, member, editorial board, Abstract and Applied Analysis
  • 2003, Editor, Handbook of Differential Equations, Elsevier

Notable awards:

  • 1987, First Prize in mathematics for young members competing in the Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists challenge for the best scientific work held on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of UCMP’s founding
  • 1989, Second class medal, FMP CU
  • 1997, Josef Hlávka Prize, Foundation of the Czech Literary Fund and J., M. and Z. Hlávka Foundation
  • 2001, Memorial Medal, University of West Bohemia

Selected publications:

  • P. Drábek, G. Holubová: Fredholm alternative for the p-Laplacian in higher dimensions. J. Math. Anal. Appl. 263, pp 182-194 (2001)
  • P. Drábek, P. Krejčí, P. Takáč: Nonlinear Differential Equations. Chapman & Hall/CRC Research Notes in Mathematics, Series 404. Boca Raton, London, New York, Washington, D.C. 1999
  • P. Drábek, S.B. Robinson: Resonance problems for the p-Laplacian. J. Functional Analysis 169, pp 189-200 (1999)
  • P. Drábek, A. Kufner, F. Nicolosi: Quasilinear Elliptic Equations with Degenerations and Singularities. Walter de Gruyter Series in Nonlinear Analysis and Applications 5, Berlin-New York 1997
  • P. Drábek, S.I. Pohozaev: Positive solutions for the p-Laplacian: application of the fibering method. Proc. Royal Soc. Edinburgh 127A, pp 703-726 (1997)
  • P. Drábek: Solvability and Bifurcations of Nonlinear Equations. Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics. Series 264, Longman Group UK Limited, Harlow 1992
  • P. Drábek: Integral Equations. Edition MŠMT, SNTL Praha 1991
  • P. Drábek: Landesman-Lazer conditions for nonlinear problems with jumping nonlinearities. J. Differential Equations 85, pp 186-199 (1990)
  • P. Drábek, S. Invernizzi: On the periodic BVP for the forced Duffing equations with jumping nonlinearity. Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods & Appl. 10, pp 643-650 (1986)
  • P. Drábek: Continuity of Nemytskij’s operator in Holder spaces. Comment. Math. Univ. Carolinae 16, 1, pp 37-57 (1975)

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25.07.19

Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.

23.07.19

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.

07.07.19

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.