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31.10.2010

# Kowalski Oldřich

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.

Born June 19, 1936 in Brno, † 2021

- Differential geometry
- Member of
*Learned Society*since 1998

### Educational and professional preparation:

- 1959 graduate, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

### Employment and academic positions:

- 1959-1963, assistant lecturer;
- 1963-1967, lecturer;
- 1968-1969, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology in Brno;
- 1967-1968, one-year contract, Military Technical College, Cairo (lectures in mathematics for students of pedagogy);
- 1969-1970, research fellow, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (FMP CU);
- 1970-1991, Associate Professor of mathematics, FMP CU;
- 1973-1976, Vice-Dean, scientific affairs, FMP CU;
- 1992-2001, Professor of mathematics, FMP CU, member, Scientific Council, FMP CU;
- September 2001-present, half-time professor at FMP CU

### Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

- 1971-2001, editor-in-chief,
*Advances in mathematics, physics and astronomy*(popularisation journal) - 2001-present, active, central bodies, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
- 1991-present, member, working group, Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Accreditation Commission of Czech Republic
- 1992-1998, member, working group, Grant Agency of CR (GA CR)
- Long-time member, specialized commission for granting DrSc.
- Member (till 2004), Scientific Council, Institute of Mathematics, Silesian University, Opava
- 2000-2003, member, Supervisory Board, GA CU

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

- Member, American Mathematical Society (till 2001)
- Editor-in-chief,
*Differential Geometry and its Applications*(Elsevier) - Member, journal,
*Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry*(Kluwer)

### Important awards:

- 1978, Faculty Medal, FMP CU, Class II
- 1978, Distinguished Member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
- 1996, Faculty Medal, FMP CU, Class I
- 1993, Honorary Member, Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
- 2001, Silver Medal, Silesian University
- 2002, Title Professor Emeritus, Charles University
- 2002, Honorary Member, Scientific Council, FMP CU

### Selection of publications:

- O. Kowalski:
*Generalized Symmetric Spaces.*In:*Lecture Notes in Mathematics*, Vol. 805. Springer, 1980; Russian translation, MIR, Moscow 1984 - E. Boeckx, O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke:
*Riemannian manifolds of conullity two*.

World Scientific Publishers, Singapore, 1996, 300 pp. - O. Kowalski: Additive volume invariants of Riemannian manifolds.
*Acta Mathematica***145**, 205-225 (1980) - O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: Opérateurs différentiels invariants et symétries géodesiques préservant le volume.
*C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris***296**, Série I, 1001-1003 (1983) - O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: G-deformations and some generalizations of H. Weyl’s tube theorem.
*Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.***294**(2), April 1986, 799-811 - O. Kowalski, F. Tricerri, L. Vanhecke: Curvature homogeneous Riemannian manifolds.
*J. Math. Pures Appl.***71**, 1992, 471-501 - O. Kowalski, Z. Vlášek: Homogeneous Einstein metrics on Aloff-Wallach spaces.
*Diff. Geometry and Appl.***3**(1993), 157-167 - E. Boeckx, O. Kowalski, L. Vanhecke: Non-homogeneous relatives of symmetric spaces.
*Diff. Geom. and Appl.***4**(1994), 45-69 - O. Kowalski, F. Prüfer, L. Vanhecke:
*D’Atri spaces*. In:*Topics in Geometry*, In memory of Joseph D’Atri, Birkhäuser, 1996, 241-284 - O. Kowalski, M. Sekizawa: On Tangent Sphere Bundles with Small or Large Constant Radius.
*Ann. Global. Anal. Geom.***18**(special issue dedicated to A. Gray), 207-219 (2000)