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Pultr Aleš

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born September 22, 1938

  • Theory of categories and structures, especially areas connected with theoretical computer science
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1956-1961, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP CU);
  • 1964, CSc (PhD);
  • 1970, habilitation FMP CU, 1991, DrSc., 1991, Full Professor, FMP CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1961-1964, assistant; 1964-1979, Assistant Professor;
  • 1970-1991, Associate Professor;
  • 1991-present, Full Professor (all) Department of Applied Mathematics and Institute of Theoretical Computer Science, FMP CU
  • Published papers in combinatorics, topology, category theory, game theory and algebra. In recent years the research is concentrated in particular to special questions of partial order, such as, for instance, pointfree topology, representations of classes of distributive lattices, order structures of computer science).

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • American Mathematical Society

Selected publications:

  • Combinatorial, Algebraic and Topological Representations (with V. Trnková).
    North-Holland, 1980.
  • On full embeddings of categories of algebras(with Z. Hedrlín). Illinois J. Math. 10, 392-406 (1996)
  • The right adjoints into the categories of relational systems, Reports of the Midwest Category Seminar IV. Springer LN 137, 100-113 (1970)
  • Isomorphism types of objects in categories determined by numbers of morphisms. Acta Sci. Math. Szeged, 35, 155-160 (1973)
  • On algebraic recognition of direct product decompositions (with G. M. Kelly). J. of Pure and Appl. Algebra 12, 207-224 (1978)
  • On a product dimension of graphs (with L. Lovász and J. Nešetřil). J. Comb. Theory B 29 (1980), 93-106
  • Prohibiting repetitions makes playing games substantially harder (with F.L. Morris). Int. J. of Game Theory 13, 27-40 (1984)
  • Pointless uniformities I, II. Comment. Math. Univ. Carolinae 25, 91-104, 105-120 (1984)
  • Categories of diametric frames. Math. Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc. 105, 285-297 (1989)
  • On the completion of nearness frames (with B. Banaschewski and H.S. Hong). Questiones Math. 21, 19-37 (1998)
  • Forbidden forests in Priestley spaces (with R.N. Ball). Cahiers de Top. et Géom. Diff. Cat. XLV-1, 2-22 (2004)

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.