Eduard Čech

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Eduard Čech on a Topology conference 1935 in Moscow

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.


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