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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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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.