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11.11.2010

# Babuška Ivo (Foreign Fellow)

Prof., Ing., Dr., DrSc., Dr. h. c. mult.

Born March 22, 1926 in Prague, † April 12, 2023

- Honorary member of
*Learned Society*since 1998

### Educational and professional preparation:

- 1949, Ing., 1951, Dr. Tech., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University;
- 1955 CSc., Institute of Mathematics (IM), Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS), Prague;
- 1960, DrSc. (IM); 1968, Professor at Charles University.

### Employment :

- 1951-1953 ,Central Institute of Mathematics;
- 1955-1968, Head, Department of Constructive Methods of Mathematical Analysis, Institute of Mathematics, CSAS;
- 1968-1995, Visiting Professor and later Research Professor and Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland at College Park (USA);
- 1995-2004, Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Professor, Mathematics, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, R. Trull Chair of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin.

### Membership in domestic scientific bodies:

- Since 1952 editor-in-chief, journal
*Applications of Mathematics*(currently Honorary Editor) - 1996-present, Honorary Member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, etc.

### Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

- Member, editorial boards,
*Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equation*,*Computer*,*Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering*,*Mechanical Engineering*and thirteen others.

### Important awards:

- 1968, Czechoslovak State Prize (for Mathematics)
- 1976, Humbolt Senior US Scientist Award (Germany)
- 1994, Birkhoff Prize, American Mathematical Society and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 1995, J. von Neumann Medal, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics
- 1996, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
- 1996, Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Westminster, London
- 1996, Doctor Honoris Causa, Brunel University, West London
- 1997, Doctor Honoris Causa, Charles University
- 1997, Bolzano Medal, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- 2000,Doctor Honoris Causa, Helsinki University of Technology
- In 2002, the International Astronomical Union named asteroid No. 36030 “Babuška”.
- 2002, Fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics
- 2003, Member, European Academy of Sciences
- 2004, Fellow, World Innovation Foundation

### Selected Publications

- I. Babuska, F. Vycichlo, K. Rektorys,
*Mathematical Theories of Plane Elasticity*(German), Academy Press, Berlin - I. Babuska On randomized solution of Laplace Equation,
*Cas. Pest. Mat.*,**86**, (1961), 269-276 - I. Babuška, M. Práger, E. Vitásek,
*Numerical Processes in Differential Equations*, John Wiley and Sons, London, 1966 - I. Babuska,The Finite Element Method with Lagrangian Multipliers,
*Numer. Mat.*,**20**, (1073),179-192 - I. Babuska, B.A.Szabo, N, Katz, The p-Version of the Finite Element Method,
*SIAM J. Numer. Anal.***18**, (1982), 515-545 - I. Babuska, W. C. Rheinboldt, Error Estimates for Adaptive Finite Element Computations,
*SIAM J. Numer. Anal*.**15**, (1978),736- 754B. - Szabó, I. Babuška,
*Finite Element Analysis*, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1991 (1997), 727-758M - M Ainsworth, I.Babuška, Reliable and robust a posteriori estimation for singularly perturbed reaction -diffusion problems,
*SIAM J. Numer. Anal.***36**(1998), 331-353. - I. Babuška, B. Guo, Optimal estimates for lower and upper bounds of approximation errors in p version of the finite element method in two dimensions,
*Numer. Mat.***85**(2000), 219-255 - I. Babuška, T. Strouboulis,
*The Finite Element Method and its Reliability*, Oxford Clarendon Press, 2001 - I. Babuška, P. Chatzipantelidis, On solving elliptic stochastic partial differential equations,
*Comput. Method s Appl. Mech. Engrg.***191**(2002), 4093-4122 - I. Babuška, J. Chleboun, Effects of Uncertainties in the Domain of the Solution of Neumann Boundary Value Problems in Two Dimensions
*Math. Comp.***71**, (2001),1339-1370 - I. Babuska, U. Banerjee, J. Osborn.
*Survey of meshless and generalized Finite Element Methods: A uniform approach*, Acta Numerica, Cambridge University Press, (2003), 1-125.