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Preiss David

RNDr., CSc.
Born January 21, 1947

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1965-1970, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP, CU), Prague; 
  • 1970, RNDr, Prague; 
  • 1979, CSc., Prague 

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1970-1990, FMP, CU;  
  • 1990-present, University College, London

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Editorial Boards: Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society; Real Analysis Exchange; Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae; Mathematika.
  • Former member, Council of London Mathematical Society

Selected publications:

  • A smooth variational principle with applications to sub-differentiability and to differentiability of convex functions (with J. M. Borwein). Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 303 (1987), 517-528
  • Geometry of measures in Rn : Distribution, rectifiability, and densities. Ann. of Math., 125 (1987), 537-643
  • A general mountain pass principle for locating and classifying critical points (with N. Ghoussoub). Analyse non linéaire, 6 (1989), 321-330
  • Smooth Banach spaces, weak Asplund spaces and monotone or usco mappings (with I. Namioka and R. R. Phelps). Israel J. Math., 72 (1990), 257-279
  • Differentiability of Lipschitz functions on Banach spaces. J. Functional Anal., 91 (1990), 312-345
  • Measures on Banach spaces are determined by their values on balls (with J. Tišer).
    Mathematika, 38 (1991), 391-397
  • Tangent measure distributions of fractal measures (with P. Mörters). Math. Ann., 312 (1998), 53-99
  • Directional derivatives of Lipschitz functions (with L. Zajíček). Israel J. Math., 125 (2001), 1-27
  • Lipschitz quotients from metric trees and from Banach spaces containing l1 (with W. B. Johnson, J. Lindenstrauss and G. Schechtman). J. Functional Anal., 194 (2002), 332-346
  • On Fréchet differentiability of Lipschitz maps between Banach spaces (with J. Lindenstrauss). Ann. of Math., 157 (2003), No.1, 257-288

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International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation elects prof. Jiří Bičák a Fellow

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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.


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
Declaration (PDF, 36 kB)