Thomas J. Jech ( Czech Tomáš Jech ; born January 29, 1944 in Prague ) is a Czech mathematician who mainly deals with axiomatic set theory.
Jech studied at the Charles University in Prague , where he received his doctorate in 1966 under Petr Vopěnka . He then worked there for two years in research. In 1968 he was a Junior Fellow at the University of Bristol and from 1969 to 1974 Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo . 1974 to 2000 he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania . From 2000 he is at the Mathematics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences . He was visiting scholar at numerous universities, including Los Angeles , Stanford , Institute for Advanced Study (1973), Caen , All Souls College in Oxford , Hawaii , Hebrew University in Jerusalem , University of Paris, Singapore and Beijing .
Jech wrote various authoritative textbooks on set theory.
He is married and has two children.
- Lectures in Set Theory. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 217, Springer-Verlag, 1971.
- with Karel Hrbacek : Introduction to set theory. Marcel Dekker 1978, 2nd edition 1984, 3rd edition 1999.
- Set theory. Academic Press 1978, 3rd edition Springer-Verlag 2002, ISBN 3-540-44085-2 .
- Multiple forcing. Cambridge University Press, 1986.
- Homepage at the University of Pennsylvania
- Jech: What is forcing? Notices AMS 2008, PDF file; 48 kB
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jech, Thomas J .; Jech, Tomáš (Czech)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 29, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Prague|