When I was returning from the USA to Czechoslovakia in 1968, majority of people went the opposite direction. However, my strong conviction was that all cannot leave
Pavol Brunovský was born in December 1934. In 1945 he and his family witnessed the liberation of Senica by Romanian and Soviet armies. After the communist regime was established, his family members were labelled as ones belonging to the “bourgeois class”. Subsequently, they were economically punished and Pavol’s father, a judge, was dismissed from his work. Pavol applied for the study of math at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Comenius University in Bratislava, from where he graduated in 1958. He employed at the Institute of Technical Cybernetics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, where he also completed his doctoral studies. After the normalization, he transferred to the Mathematical Institute. In 1967 he attended the postdoctoral stay in the USA, where he was also during the invasion od the Warsaw Pact troops to Czechoslovakia. He could have stayed there, but he returned to Czechoslovakia. Later on, he worked at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Comenius University, obtained the degree of Doctor of Sciences (DrSc.) and in 1991 he has been appointed a Professor.