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Smítal Jaroslav

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born August 16, 1942 in Kroměříž

  • Mathematical analysis
  • Member of Learned Society since 1995
  • Member of LS Council since 2002

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1959, graduate, eleven-year secondary school, Kroměříž;
  • 1961-1966, Faculty of Natural Science, Comenius University (FNS ComU), Bratislava;
  • 1972, CSc. (FNS ComU);
  • 1979, Associate Professor of mathematics, FNS ComU;
  • 1986, DrSc., Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMP), ComU;
  • 1989, Full Professor of mathematical analysis at FMP ComU.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1959-1961, construction worker at Dopravní stavby, Karviná;
  • 1967-1979, internal post-graduate student and lecturer at FNS ComU;
  • 1980-1992, Associate Professor and Professor, at FMP ComU;
  • 1990-1991, Vice-Rector, ComU;
  • 1993-present, Professor, Silesian University, Opava;
  • 1995-1998, Vice-Rector, SU;
  • 1999, Director, SU Institute of Mathematics

Membership in domestic scientific bodies (selection):

  • 1990-2001, Chairman, Commission for DrSc. in Mathematical Analysis
  • 1992-1998, Member, Accreditation Commission, Government of CR
  • 1994-1998, 2002-present, Member, Academy Assembly AS CR
  • 1993-present, Member, Scientific Council, SU;
  • 1998-present, Member, Scientific Council, Masaryk University, Brno;
  • 1993-1997, Member or chairman, Commission for the Natural Sciences, Grant Agency of Czech Republic

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • American Mathematical Society
  • European Mathematical Society

Important awards:

  • 1998, Second Class Medal, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
  • 2003, Gold Medal, SU

Selected publications:

  • F. Balibrea, B. Schweizer, A. Sklar, J. Smítal: Generalized specification property and distributional chaos. Internat. J. Bifur. Chaos 13, 1683-1694 (2003)
  • B. Schweizer, J. Smítal: Measures of chaos and a spectral decomposition of dynamical systems on the interval. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 344, 737-854 (1994)
  • A. M. Bruckner, J. Smítal: A characterization of omega-limit sets of maps of the interval with zero topological entropy. Ergodic Theory & Dynam. Systems 13, 7-19 (1993)
  • V. V. Fedorenko, A. N. Sharkovsky, J. Smítal: Characterizations of weakly chaotic maps of the interval. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 110, 141-148 (1990)
  • D. Preiss, J. Smítal: A characterization of non-chaotic continuous maps of the interval stable under small perturbations. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 313, 687-696 (1989)
  • J. Smítal: Chaotic functions with zero topological entropy, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 297, 269-282 (1986)
  • J. Smítal: A chaotic function with a scrambled set of positive Lebesgue measure. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 92, 50-54 (1984)
  • J. Smítal: A chaotic function with some extremal properties. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 87, 54–56 (1983)
  • J. Smítal: On boundedness and discontinuity of additive functions. Fundamenta Math. 76, 245–253 (1972)

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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.