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Jech Thomas

Prof., RNDr.
Born January 29, 1944 in Prague

  • Mathematics
  • Member of the Learned Society since 2017

Educational and professional preparation

  • Charles University Prague, 1961-1966

Employment and academic positions

  • Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University

Notable awards

  • Inaugural Shoenfield Prize (2007) from the Association for Symbolic Logic

Selected publications

  • Non-provability of Souslin’s hypothesis, Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae 8 (1967), 291–305
  • “The Axiom of Choice”, Studies in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics vol. 75, North-Holland Publ. Co., Amsterdam, 1973
  • Some combinatorial problems concerning uncountable cardinals, Annals Math. Logic 5 (1973), 165–198
  • “Set Theory”, Academic Press, New York, 1978
  • The Third Millennium Edition, Springer-VerLag, Heidelberg, 2002
  • Stationary subsets of inaccessible cardinals, Axiomatic Set Theory, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 31 (J. Baumgartner, ed.), American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1984, pp. 115–142
  • “Multiple Forcing”, Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1986
  •  (with R. Dougherty), Finite left-distributive algebras and embedding algebras, Advances in Mathematics 130 (1997), 201–241
  • (with B. Balcar and T. Paz ́ak), Complete ccc Boolean algebras, the order sequential topology, and a problem of von Neumann, Bulletin of the London Math. Society 37 (2005)
  • Algebraic characterizations of measure algebras, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 136 (2008)
  • Measures on Boolean algebras, to appear, Fundamenta Math.

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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.