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03.11.2010

# Fiedler Miroslav

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.

Born April 7, 1926 in Prague

- Linear and numerical algebra
- Member of
*Learned Society*since 1997

### Educational and professional preparation:

- 1945, graduated, Vančura academic secondary school, Prague-Smíchov;
- 1945-1950, Faculty of Science, Charles University;
- 1950, RNDr.;
- 1955, CSc., Institute of Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences;
- 1963 DrSc., CSAS;
- 1965, Professor of Mathematics, Charles University

### Employment academic positions:

- 1952-1991, Institute of Mathematics, CSAS;
- 1992, pensioner;
- 1993-present, Institute of Computer Science, AS CR (part time)

### Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

- 1979-1991, Chairman, Czechoslovak Mathematical Committee
- 1994-1999, Chairman, Czech Mathematical Committee
- 1978-1998, Chairman, Committee for Defence of Doctor’s Theses
- 1970-1998, Vice-Chairman, Central Committee for the Mathematical Olympiad (currently member)
- 1978-present, Editor-in-Chief,
*Czechoslovak Mathematics Journal*

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

- 1978, Member, International Linear Algebra Society
- 2000, Member, American Mathematical Society
- Member, editorial boards of journals:
*Linear Algebra and Its Applications*(U.S.A.),*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*(Israel),*Numerische Mathematik*(FRG),*Mathematica Slovaca*(SR).

### Notable awards:

- 1978, National Prize (together with V. Pták), Czech National Council
- 1986, B.Bolzano Gold Medal, CSAS;
- 1993, Hans Schneider Prize, International Linear Algebra Society
- 1996, Gold Plaque, Juraj Hronec, CSAS
- 2003, Gold Medal Faculty of Sciences, P. J. Šafárik University, Košice

### Selected publications:

*Special Matrices and Their Applications in Numerical Mathematics*. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht 1986- Über qualitative Winkeleigenschaften der Simplexe.
*Czechoslovak Math. J.***7**(82), 463-478 (1957) - On matrices with non-positive off-diagonal elements and positive principal minors (with V. Pták).
*Czechoslovak Math. J.***12**(87), 382-400 (1962) - Generalized norms of matrices and the location of the spectrum (with V. Pták).
*Czechoslovak Math. J.***12**(87), 558-571 (1962) - Matrix inequalities.
*Num. Math.***9**, 109-119 (1966) - Algebraic connectivity of graphs.
*Czechosl. Math. J.***23**(98), 298-305 (1973) - Eigenvalues of nonnegative symmetric matrices.
*Linear Algebra Appl.***9**, 119-142 (1974) *Spectral properties of real Hankel matrices. In: Structured Matrices in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Vol. 1*, (V. Olshevsky, Ed.). AMS, Contemporary Mathematics**280**, 313-320 (2001)- Generalized totally nonnegative matrices (with T. L. Markham).
*Linear Algebra Appl.***345**, 9-28 (2002)