DURNOVÁ, Helena. An American Mathematician with a Czech Name: Václav Hlavatý (1894-1969). In Colloquium "Mathematical Communication during the Cold War". 2016.
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Základní údaje
Originální název An American Mathematician with a Czech Name: Václav Hlavatý (1894-1969)
Autoři DURNOVÁ, Helena.
Vydání Colloquium "Mathematical Communication during the Cold War" 2016.
Další údaje
Originální jazyk angličtina
Typ výsledku Vyžádané přednášky
Obor 60101 History
Stát vydavatele Spojené království
Utajení není předmětem státního či obchodního tajemství
Organizační jednotka Pedagogická fakulta
Klíčová slova anglicky Václav Hlavatý; Cold War; mathematical communication
Změnil Změnila: Mgr. Helena Durnová, Ph.D., učo 2917. Změněno: 28. 2. 2017 22:28.
Anotace
n the interwar period, the Czechoslovak Václav Hlavatý belonged to the wide-ranging community of differential geometers. After World War II, Hlavatý, like many other mathematicians, attempted to continue in his work in the new situation. While it is commonly assumed that mathematicians in the Soviet bloc were not directly affected by the materialist worldview, this was not the case with Václav Hlavatý. After he had emigrated to the US in 1948 (Indiana University, Bloomington), he became deeply involved in exile politics, and politics at large also affected his work: he was involved in military grants in the US; his pre-war library had to stay back in Prague and he could not have it sent over; the third volume of his Projective geometry was never published, although it was ready to be printed; and last, but not least, he was ignored by his fellow countrymen. In my talk, I will look at the background behind Hlavatý’s decisions, thus showing the complexity of the life of a mathematician working under Cold War conditions, with the emphasis on the choice of research topic.
Návaznosti
GA15-11070S, projekt VaVNázev: Matematika, fyzika a politka: Život a dílo Václava Hlavatého (1894-1969) v mezinárodním kontextu
Investor: Grantová agentura ČR, Standardní projekty
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