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Nekovář Jan

Prof., PhD
Born: 1963

  • Number Theory
  • Honorary member of the Learned Society since 2015

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1981-1986, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1991, PhD, Institute of Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Science, Prague;

Employment and academic positions

  • 1991-1993, Miller Fellow, Berkeley;
  • 1993-1994, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague;
  • 1995-2002, Cambridge University;
  • 2002-present, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • Editorial Boards: Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu;
  • Birkhäuser Advanced Texts

Notable awards

  • 1998 Junior Whitehead Prize (London Mathematical Society)
  • 2014 G. de B. Robinson Award (Canadian Mathematical Society)

Selected publications

  1. Kolyvagin's method for Chow groups of Kuga-Sato varieties, Invent. Math. 107 (1992), 99-125.
  2. On p-adic height pairings, In: Séminaire de Théorie des Nombres, Paris, 1990-91, Progr. in Math. 108, Birkhäuser Boston, Boston, MA, 1993, 127-202.
  3. On the p-adic height of Heegner cycles. Math. Ann. 302 (1995), 609-686.
  4. On the parity of ranks of Selmer groups II, Comptes Rendus de l'Acad. Sci. Paris, Série I, 332 (2001), no. 2, 99-104.
  5. Selmer complexes, Astérisque 310 (2006).
  6. The Euler system method for CM points on Shimura curves, In: L-functions and Galois representations, (Durham, July 2004), LMS Lecture Note Series 320, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007, 471-547.
  7. Hidden symmetries in the theory of complex multiplication, In: Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry - Manin Festschrift, vol. II, Progr. in Math. 270, Birkhäuser, 2009, 399-438.
  8. Some consequences of a formula of Mazur and Rubin for arithmetic local constants, Algebra and Number Theory 7 (2013), no. 5, 1101-1120.
  9. Level raising and Selmer groups for Hilbert modular forms of weight two, Canadian J. Math. 64 (2012), 588-668.

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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.