For his contribution to the development of mathematical methods used in quantum physics, Prof. Pavel Exner, Coordinator of the Theory Program at the Center for Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), has been elected and appointed as a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in July 2021. Prof. Pavel Exner, an internationally renowned theoretician and specialist in mathematical physics, is, among other things, a member of the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FJFI) and the Director of the Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics (a joint department of the FJFI, the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the University of Hradec Kralove). He is also a member of a number of other national and international scientific societies and organizations.

“My main task as a new member of the Academy will be to provide expertise in the field in which I work. I would also like to strengthen the position of the Ukrainian mathematical community in which it has been in the past, building on my work as President of the European Mathematical Society from 2015 to 2018,” says Professor Pavel Exner on his election.

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was founded in 1918 and is the main centre for the development of science and technology in the country. The Presidium is based in Kiev, with six regional centres in Lviv, Odessa, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and the Crimean city of Simferopol.