Eduard Čech

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Eduard Čech at 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) and the notion of Čech cohomology.

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 and Petr Vopěnka have been doctoral students of Čech. He died in Prague in 1960.[citation needed]


  • 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:10.2307/1968483
  • Čech, E. (1937), "On bicompact spaces", Ann. of Math., 38: 823–844, doi:10.2307/1968839

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