Miroslav Fiedler

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Miroslav Fiedler
Born 7 April 1926
Prague, Czechoslovakia[1]
Died 20 November 2015(2015-11-20) (aged 89)
Alma mater Charles University, Prague
Scientific career
Fields linear algebra[2]
graph theory
Euclidean geometry
Institutions Institute of Computer Science, The Czech Academy of Sciences
Website www.cs.cas.cz/fiedler/

Miroslav Fiedler (7 April 1926 – 20 November 2015) was a Czech mathematician known for his contributions to linear algebra, graph theory and algebraic graph theory.

His article, "Algebraic Connectivity of Graphs", published in the Czechoslovak Math Journal in 1973, established the use of the eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix of a graph to create tools for measuring algebraic connectivity in algebraic graph theory.[3] Since then, this structure has become essential to large areas of research in flocking, distributed control, clustering, multi-robot applications and image segmentation.[4]


  1. ^ http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Fiedler.html
  2. ^ http://www.cs.cas.cz/fiedler/
  3. ^ Algebraic connectivity of graphs. Czechoslovak Math. J. 23(98):298 - 305 (1973).
  4. ^ prof. RNDr. Miroslav Fiedler, DrSc. (in Czech)

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