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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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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.