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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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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.