• WordNet 3.6
    • n Havel Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
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In literature:

Very little about the conditions of Goldstein's daily life would astonish, say, Vaclav Havel.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The palace lies at the extreme end of the park, on a pretty lake formed by the river Havel.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
But one thing was sure, Havel, the wiry Havel, was the better man, with sounder nerve and a fostered strength.
"The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Brandenburg a.d. Havel, 1879, 4to.
"Game and Playe of the Chesse" by Caxton
The great bay into which the Havel here expands has pretty islands and shores.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
At the same moment a man, said to be Terence Carlin, a member of a prominent Chicago family, struck Havel's assailant.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906" by Various
Mrs. Havel was to act as chaperone.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Much of their time was spent at their summer home at Tegel, on the banks of the Havel, about eight miles from Berlin.
"Famous Men of Science" by Sarah K. Bolton
West of Berlin the Havel widens into what are called the Havel lakes, to which the environs of Potsdam owe their charms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon

In news:

Václav Havel , playwright and president.
On-line at the NYTimes news of Vaclav Havel 's death.
World reacts to Vaclav Havel 's death.
Enlarge Buy This Photo BGSU's Danielle Havel, left, and Maggie Hennegan force a jumb ball with Eastern Michigan's Paige Redditt during Mid-American Conference THE BLADE/LORI KING.
Bono, Sting, Gabriel Pay for Havel's Tapestry, CTK Says.
"Dick" Havel passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012, in Pine, Ariz.
Bono, Sting, Gabriel Pay for Havel 's Tapestry, CTK Says.
Police Chief Floyd Simpson (from left), Dennis Havel , Maria Alvarado, Sgt David Morris, Laura Berry, David Ainsworth, Patsy Benchoff, Debbie Payne, Dennis Payne, and Chad Wilfong were at the check presentation.
Prague international airport bears Havel 's name.
Havel 's Specter: On Václav Havel The Nation.
Huge art work honoring Havel on display in Prague.
The five days following Václav Havel 's death on Sunday, December 18, at his country house, Hráde?ek ("the little castle"), were unique in modern Czech history.
More Havel from Paul Wilson and Patricia Hampl.
A Last Word in Commonweal's January 27 issue offers my brief account of Vaclav Havel 's importance as a writer.
A personal reflection on Václav Havel 's life.

In science:

Cory, D.G., Fahmy, A.F., and Havel, T.F., “Ensemble quantum computing by NMR spectroscopy”, Proc.
Quantum Computing using Linear Optics
In order to obtain the initial graph, we employ the Havel-Hakimi algorithm [18, 17, 7], which successively adds edges to an initial graph G having n isolated nodes.
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
Create a graph with the desired degree sequence using the deterministic Havel-Hakimi algorithm.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks
The Havel-Hakimi algorithm is iterative and tracks the residual degree of each node, which is the difference between its current degree and desired degree.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks
Havel. A remark on the existence of finite graphs.
Evolving Clustered Random Networks