Personalia
Presentation:

Name: Pavel Exner

Age: born 1946

Fluent in Czech (and Slovak although I rarely use it actively), English,
Russian, and French
(bien, avec un gros grain de sel)

Able to communicate in German; always willing to learn basics
of
other languages
Coordinates:

You can reach me anytime electronically at (my surname)(at)ujf.cas.cz

Mailing address  office: Department of Theoretical Physics,
Nuclear Physics Institute,
Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Rez near Prague, Czech Republic;
phone +420266173293,
fax +420220940165

Mailing address  home: V olsinach 120, 10000 Prague,
Czech Republic;
phone: +420222955641, cell: +420776154823

More information about our group and institute can be found at the
appropriate web pages.
CV:

Born: March 30, 1946, in Prague, then Czechoslovakia

Education and degrees:

BSc  level in nuclear physics (196467)
Czech Technical University, Prague, then Czechoslovakia

MSc  level in theoretical physics (196769)
Charles University, Prague, then Czechoslovakia

RNDr degree in theoretical physics (1970)
Charles University, Prague, then Czechoslovakia

CSc (a PhD equivalent) degree in mathematical physics (1983)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

DrSc degree in mathematical physics (1990)
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Venia legendi in theoretical physics (1991)
Charles University, Prague, then Czechoslovakia

Full professor title in theoretical physics (2003)
Charles University, Prague, Czechia

Memberships, services:

International Association of Mathematical
Physics (IAMP)
 Executive Committee Member and Secretary (20062008)
 President (20092011)

Czech Physical Society, a section of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists (CPS)
 Executive Committee Member (19961999)

Czech Mathematical Society, a section
of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists (CMS)

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Prague
 Scientific Director (2006)

Institute of Physics, London
 Fellow and Chartered Physicist since 2000

European Mathematical Society (EMS)
 Executive Committee Member (20032004)
Vicepresident (20052010)
 Chair of the ElectronicPublishing Committee (20052008)
 President (20152018)

International Union of Pure and
Applied Physics (IUPAP)
 Vicepresident (20052008)

IUPAP Commission
on Mathematical Physics (C18)
 Secretary (20022005)
 Commission Chair (20052008)
 National Liaison Committee Chair (since 2008)
 Associate Member (20092012)

Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
 Advisory Panel Member (20012002, 2011)
Board Member (20032010)
 Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory Section Editor (20072010)

European Research Council
 Member of the Founding Scientific
Council (20052014)
 Scientific Council Vicechair and ERC Vicepresident (20112014)

Editorial Board Member of Advances of Mathematical Physics (20082013)

Academia Europaea
 Physics and Engineering Section member since 2010
 P&E Section Committee member since 2011, vicechair (20122018), chair (20182021)
 President Selection Committee member (2020)

Stefan Banach Center
 Chair of the Scientific Council since 2015

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Mathematical Physics (20112016)

Associate Editor of Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (since 2015)

Associate Editor of Revista Matemática Complutense (since 2015)

Editorial Board Member of Reports on Mathematical Physics (since 2015)

Associate Editor of Complex Analysis and Operator Theory (since 2016)

ESOF Supervisory Committee member (since 2016)

Scientific Advisory Board Member of QMATH  Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory, Copenhagen University (since 2016)

Prize Committee Member of Premio José Luis Rubio de Francia (since 2019 and 2020)

Evaluation Panel Chair, School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (2019)

Refereeing services for a number of journals

Awards, honours:

1975: JCMF First Prize for young physicists

1980: CTU Rector Prize for the best textbook (together with
J. Blank)

1985: JINR First Prize in Theoretical Physics (together with
J. Blank, J. Dittrich, M. Havlicek, and G.I. Kolerov)

1999: Bronze Medal of the Czech Physical Society for an important
contribution to mathematical physics

1999: Annual NPI Prize for the paper series "Resonance effects in
quantum waveguides"

2000: Silver Jansky Medal for blood donations

2009: CTU Rector First Prize for the monograph
"Hilbert Space Operators in Quantum Physics" (together with M. Havlicek)

2010: Elected member of Academia Europaea

2010: Jubilee Medal of the Romanian Mathematical Society

2010: Honourable Mention of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists

2012: Siemens Prize for supervision of a master thesis

2015: FNSPE Medal, First Class, for the credit of the Faculty development

2016: The Neuron Prize for outstanding contributions to science

2017: Keynote Lecture at the Pan African Congress of Mathematicians

2018: Merited Member of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists

2019: Distinguished Lecture at the 8t International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Career twists, responsibilities:

197076:
Assistant Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, MFF, Charles
University, Prague

197678:
Research Associate, Nuclear Center,MFF, Charles University, Prague

197886:
Research Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia

198690:
Department Head, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia

198889:
Head of the LTP Scientific Council

since 1991:
Senior Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Institute, AS, Rez/Prague

19972000:
Member of the NPI Scientific Council

since 1998:
Head of the MathematicalPhysics Group in the Department of Theoretical Physics, NPI AS

19982002:
Member of the Academy of Sciences Assembly

20002004:
Member of the Steering Comittee of the VotrubaBlokhintsev Program

20022007:
Member of the Steering Comittee of the ESF Scientific Program
Spectral Theory and Partial Differential Equations (SPECT)

since 2006:
Scientific Director of the Doppler Institute
for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics

since 2011:
Chair of the Committee for Awarding the Doctor of Science Degree in Nuclear, Subnuclear and Mathematical Physics

Countries visited
Professional interests: mathematical methods of quantum theory, more
specifically

unstable systems, decay and resonance phenomena

functionalintegral methods

spectral and scattering properties of quantum waveguides

quantum mechanics on graphs and surfaces

quantum chaos, etc.
More personal information:

Family: Wife Jana (1946), born Wiendlova, physicist (MSc equivalent
from Czech Technical U., 1970), originally in quantumoptics research,
from 1990 a highschool teacher of physics and electronics
Daughters Milena (1972, BSc in chemistry), married Hajná, working in Macromolecular Chemistry Institute
Hana (1975, MSc in geology),
married KampfováExnerová, working in the Institute of Geophysics
and Vera (1978, MSc in social science, PhD in Central Asian studies),
after heading the
"People in Need" Foundation mission in Kabul for about two years, she works for the said foundation and the
Oriental Institute in Prague
Grandchildren Jolana (2005), Jana (2009), Amáta (2010), Vincent (2012), and Veronika (2014)
Parents Vilem (19102001), economist, and Marie (19132002), born
Karvankova, ofthalmologist
Sister Jana (1948),
married Hayden, an artist

Hobbies: my profession, literature (both fiction and nonfiction),
arts, classical music, mountain hiking, etc.

Prejudices: few only, I hope

Irritated by: brainwashed talk and deeds, selfishness posing as a
general interest, and other things of that type
Nota bene: All email messages
of nonzero information content sent to (my surname)(at)ujf.cas.cz are welcome.
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Last update: April 26, 2020