Eduard Čech

Eduard Čech Czech: ˈɛduart ˈtʃɛx; 29 June 1893 – 15 March 1960 was a Czech mathematician born in Stračov then Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic His research interests included projective differential geometry and topology He is especially known for the technique known as Stone–Čech compactification in topology

He received his doctoral degree in 1920 at Charles University, Prague with Karel Petr as advisor In 1921–1922 he collaborated with Guido Fubini in Turin, Italy He taught at Masaryk University in Brno and at Charles University Ivo Babuška, Vlastimil Dlab, Zdeněk Frolík, Věra Trnková and Petr Vopěnka have been doctoral students of Čech He died in Prague in 1960


  • Čech, E 1935, "Les groupes de Betti d'un complexe infini", Fundamenta Mathematicae, 25 1: 33–44 
  • Čech, E 1936, "Multiplications on a complex", Ann of Math, 37: 681–697, doi:102307/1968483 
  • Čech, E 1937, "On bicompact spaces", Ann of Math, 238: 823–844 

See alsoedit

  • Čech closure operator
  • Čech cohomology
  • Stone–Čech compactification
  • Tychonoff's theorem

External linksedit

  • O'Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F, "Eduard Čech", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews 
  • Eduard Čech at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • List of publications from Czech Digital Mathematics Library

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