Pavel Exner

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Pavel Exner (born March 30, 1946 in Prague)[1] is a Czech mathematical physicist. His parents were Vilem Exner, economist, and Marie, born Karvankova, ophthalmologist. He graduated in 1969 in theoretical physics from the Charles University in Prague, where he then worked as an assistant professor.

From 1978 he moved to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna in Russia. Due to peculiarities of the time he had no doctoral advisor and got his PhD only in 1983; still in Dubna he also got the higher doctorate in mathematical physics. Back to his home country in 1990 he headed a mathematical-physics group in the Nuclear Physics Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences, in 2003 became professor of the Charles University. Since 2006 he works as the Scientific Director of the Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics in Prague.[2]

His scientific interests concern in the first place mathematical problems and methods of quantum theory, in particular, unstable systems and resonances, scattering theory, functional integration and quantum mechanics on graphs, surfaces, quantum waveguides. His bibliography includes several books[3] and more than two hundred research papers.[4] His best known results include existence of curvature-induced states in quantum waveguides, solvable models of quantum systems with contact interactions, and approximations of vertex couplings in quantum graphs.

He was awarded several prizes, in particular, JINR Prize in theoretical physics. In 2010 he was elected member of Academia Europaea.

He is active in community service. Member of several editorial boards, organizer of numerous conferences including the QMath series[5] and the International Congress on Mathematical Physics[6] in 2009.

Member of several professional societies, he served on the Executive Committee of the European Mathematical Society in 2002-10, as well as on IUPAP commission for mathematical physics (2002–08), and International Association for Mathematical Physics where he was the President in 2009-11. In 2005 he became a founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, since 2011 he serves as its Vicepresident for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Domain for the term concluded at the end 2014.

Elected President of the European Mathematical Society for the term 2015-18.

External links

  • Pavel Exner's homepage


  1. ^ "Pavel Exner's CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Doppler institute staff". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
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