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Biographical entry Smrz, Pavel Karel (1937 - 2014)

10 December 1937
Prague, Czechoslovakia
26 July 2014
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Mathematician and Physicist


Pavel Smrz was a physicist and mathematician whose early research on collision of elementary particles and differential geometry was conducted in the U.S.S.R. and Canada. In 1971 he joined the University of Newcastle where his teaching was mainly in the areas of algebra and statistics. His published output was largely in the fields of nuclear physics and general relativity.



Education - Graduated in physics from Charles University, Prague
1961 - 1962
Career position - Research assistant, High Energy Physics Laboratory, Physics Institute, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
1962 - 1965
Career position - Research assistant, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, U.S.S.R.
Education - PhD, Charles University, Prague
1965 - 1966
Career position - Canadian National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1967 - 1970
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1971 - ?
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Career position - Visiting Fellow, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Career position - Visiting Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Career position - Visiting fellow, University of Catania, Sicily
1985 - 1990
Career position - Head, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Newcastle
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Giles, John R., 'Pavel Karel Smrz 10 December 1937 to 26 July 2014', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol. 41, no. 4, 2014, pp. 233-5. Details

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