Calendar

09.04.2019

Public lecture

Arranged by: Section III, Biological and Medical Sciences  Lecture: Doc. Jan Pokorný: The Neglected Role of Vegetation in Distributing Solar Energy and Shaping Climate

23.04.2019

Meeting

2nd segment: arranged by Section I, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lecture: Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

20. – 21.05.2019

XXV AGM

20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

Paldus Josef

Prof., RNDr., DrSc., FRSC
Born November 25, 1935 in Bzí, District of Jablonec n/N

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 1995

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1953, graduate, academic secondary school, Liberec;
  • 1953-1958, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP CU);
  • 1958, RNDr. FMP CU;
  • 1961, CSc. Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (IPC CSAS);
  • 1995, DrSc. FMP CU;
  • 1962-1964, Post-doctoral Fellow, Division of Pure Physics, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC).

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1966-1968, Scientist, IPC CSAS;
  • 1966, 1968 Visiting Scientist, NRCC;
  • 1968-1975, Associate Professor;
  • 1975-2001, Full Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Department of Chemistry and Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry, Waterloo Campus, University of Waterloo;
  • 2001-present, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Visiting professorships:

1973, Université de Reims (France); 1975-1976, 1982-1983, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France); 1981, Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen (Netherlands); 1981, Freie Universität, Berlin (Germany); 1983, Technion, Haifa (Israel); 1997, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló (Spain); 1984-present, Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, Gainesvi11e, Florida (USA)

Positions in Canada:

1978-1980, Associate Dean for post-graduate studies, University of Waterloo; 1991-1994, Associate Director and 1991-96, Member, Board of Directors and Council, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences; 1990-1993, Chemistry Selection Committee, Royal Society of Chemistry and Rutherford Medal Awards Committee; 1992-1993, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Grant Selection Committee (Applied Mathematics).

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1981, Corresponding Member, European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Paris
  • 1983, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 1984, Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 1990, Board of Directors, International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics Editorial (E) and Advisory Editorial (AE) Boards:
  • 1977-1988, (AE) International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
  • 1981-1983, (E) Applied Quantum Theory, Comtex Scientific, New York, USA
  • 1986, (AE) Advances in Quantum Chemistry, Academic Press, New York, USA
  • 1987-1989, (E) Journal of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics
  • 1987-1993, (AE) Theoretica Chimica Acta, Springer Verlag, New York, Berlin
  • 1989, (AE) Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, Kluwer Academic
  • 1994-1997, (E) Canadian Journal of Chemistry
  • 1996, (E) International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Societies
  • 1977, American Physical Society
  • 1982, Canadian Applied Mathematics Society
  • 1989-2002, Canadian Chemical Society

Notable awards:

  • 1962, 1967, Award, Chemical Department, CSAS
  • 1983, Fellow, Royal Canadian Society and Academy of Sciences
  • 1985, Elected member, International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 1986-1987, Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • 1987-1989, Killam Research Fellow
  • 1992, J. Heyrovský Gold Medal, CSAS
  • 1994, Gold Medal, Comenius University, Bratislava
  • 1996 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award
  • 2001, Journal of Molecular Structure special issue (volume 547) honouring his 65th birthday
  • 2002, Fellow, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

Selected publications:

  • J. Paldus, D. A. Ramsay: The 4550 A band system of glyoxal. 1. Rotational analyses of the (0,0) bands for C2H2O2, C2HDO2, and C2D2O2. Can. J. Phys. 45, 1389 (1967)
  • J. Paldus, J. Čížek, 1. Shavitt: Correlation problems in atomic and molecular systems. IV. Extended coupled-pair many-electron theory and its application to the BH3 molecule. Phys. Rev. A 5, 50 (1972)
  • J. Paldus: Group theoretical approach to the configuration interaction and perturbation theory calculations of atomic and molecular systems. J. Chem. Phys. 61, 5321 (1974)
  • J. Paldus, J. Čížek: Time-independent diagrammatic approach to perturbation theory of fermion systems. Advan. Quantum Chem. 9, 105 (1975)
  • J. Paldus: Many-electron correlation problem: A group theoretical approach. In: Advances and Perspectives, Vol. 2, Academic Press 1976, pp 131-290
  • J. Paldus, C. R. Sarma: Clifford algebra unitary group approach to many-electron correlation problem. J. Chem. Phys. 83, 5135 (1985)
  • M. D. Gould, J. Paldus: Spin-dependent unitary group approach. 1. General formalism. J. Chem. Phys. 92, 7394 (1990)
  • X. Li, J. Paldus: Automation of the implementation of spin-adapted open-shell coupled-cluster theories relying on the unitary group formalism. J. Chem. Phys. 101, 8812 (1994)
  • J. Paldus, X. Li: A critical assessment of coupled-cluster method in quantum chemistry. Advan. Chem. Phys. 110, 1 (1999)
  • X. Li, J. Paldus: General-model-space state-universal coupled-cluster theory. Connectivity conditions and explicit equations. J. Chem. Phys. 119, 5320 (2003)

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14.03.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”
The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

10.03.19

Declaration of support for the student climate strikes

Declaration by the below signed members of the Learned Society and other scientists giving their support for the 15 March 2019 student climate strikes
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04.02.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by PharmDr. Jitka Palich Fučíková (2nd Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital): “Immunotherapy: the Present and Future”. The lecture is to be held on 19 February 2019 from 4.00 pm in Rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.