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PhD positions within Einstein Visiting Fellow programme at TU Berlin

Two PhD scholarships are available in the framework of the Einstein Visiting Fellow programme at TU Berlin within the Collaborative Research Center ”Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems: Theoretical methods and concepts of application”. A successful candidate is supposed to work under the supervision of Eduard Feireisl on problems related to the mathematical theory of fluid mechanics. Basic knowledge of PDE’s and functional analysis, including the framework of Sobolev spaces and weak solutions is required.
The scholarship is granted for 3 years and amounts to about 1450 Euro per month (tax free, no insurances included) starting April 2018. The PhD student is supposed to settle at TU Berlin. For more information contact Eduard Feireisl ( or Etienne Emmrich ( Please, send your application together with a CV via e-mail to not later than by March 4, 2018.


Higher Structures – a new journal

M. Markl, together with M. Batanin and R. Kaufmann, founded the journal Higher Structures. It is an all-electronic, refereed journal on the theory of higher structures and its applications in the mathematical sciences. The journal publishes articles that make significant new contributions to mathematical science using higher structures, or that significantly advance our understanding of the foundational aspects of the theory of such structures. The scope of the journal includes: higher categories, operads and their generalisations, and applications of these to Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Combinatorics, Logic and Mathematical Physics.

Minicourse on the Navier-Stokes equations

The Institute of Mathematics of the CAS is organising "Minicourse on the Navier-Stokes equations" which will take place in Prague, February 12-16, 2018. The programme will consist of series of lecture by Professor G. P. Galdi followed by discussions.

Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics

The Institute of Mathematics of the CAS and the Computer Science Institute of Charles University are organising Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics which will take place in Prague, July 16-20, 2018. Piotr Micek, Aleksandar Nikolov, and Peter Pal Pach will deliver three lecture courses.

The European Young Researchers Award

The European Young Researchers Award is granted since 2010 to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership. It aims to inspire early stage researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. The Award is granted each year; in odd years, the prize is dedicated to PhD candidates, and in even years to post-doctoral fellows. The Award consists of a Certificate, waiving the participation fee to ESOF, a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city and a two years’ free EuroScience membership. ESOF 2018 will be held in Toulouse from 9 to 14 July.

Eduard Čech Distinguished Visitor Programme

The programme has been established with the aim to significantly enhance the creative environment in the Institute of Mathematics by bring here highly distinguished mathematicians for prolonged periods. The Eduard Čech Distinguished Visitor for 2017 will be Prof. Giovanni P. Galdi from the University of Pittsburgh. For the details of the programme see the corresponding


Pavel Exner received the Neuron Award for Contribution to Science

Prof. Pavel Exner, researcher in the Institute of Nuclear Physics CAS and President of the European Mathematical Society received the Neuron Award for Contribution to Science. This prestigious award is designated to acknowledge and recognise top Czech scientists at home and abroad who have reached outstanding achievements in their field and as such can serve as role models and inspiration.

Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek Prize

The Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences established the Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek Prize supervised by the Barbara and Jaroslav Zemánek Fund. The prize is granted annually to a person younger than 35 years at the end of the year preceding the award of the prize, and it is granted for achievements in the fields in which Jaroslav Zemánek was active, i.e. functional analysis, with special emphasis on operator theory.
Jaroslav Zemánek (3. 9. 1946 – 18. 2. 2017) worked in the Institute of Mathematics CAS in 1969–1982. Among five members of the Prize Jury is Vladimír Müller from the Institute of Mathematics CAS.

Dvě přednášky o těžbě uranu v Čechách

Matematický ústav AV ČR je účastníkem projektu Doktorská škola pro vzdělávání v oblasti matematických metod a nástrojů v HPC Operačního programu Výzkum, vývoj a vzdělávání. V rámci tohoto projektu bude 8. a 15. března 2018 v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR přednášet Ing. Jiří Mužák, Ph.D., ze státního podniku DIAMO na téma Historie a současnost těžby uranu v Čechách a Aplikace numerických modelů při odstraňování následků těžby uranu. Bližší podrobnosti jsou v letáku níže. Všichni zájemci jsou srdečně zváni.

The Czech Mathematical Society Prize for Young Mathematicians

The Czech Mathematical Society is awarding the Prize for Young Mathematicians. The Prize is given every fourth year to up to four Czech mathematicians or groups of mathematicians under 35 for their excellent publications. On Monday 12th February, the Prize 2018 was awarded to Michal Doucha and Václav Mácha from the Institute of Mathematics CAS, and to Martin Branda and Jan Šaroch from the Charles University.

Eduard Feireisl received the Honorary Bernard Bolzano Medal for Merits in Mathematical Sciences

President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová awarded Eduard Feireisl the Honorary Bernard Bolzano Medal for Merits in Mathematical Sciences. The ceremony took place on 19th December 2017 in the Institute of Mathematics of the CAS during the international workshop Prague Compressible Meeting organized to celebrate Eduard's 60th birthday. Eduard Feireisl is one of the world leading specialists in mathematical theory of fluid mechanics whose ideas made a breakthrough in understanding the mechanism of compressible fluid flow. Since 2013 he has been the principal investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant MATHEF. He is among 7 world researchers supported in 2018 by the Einstein Foundation in Berlin.

Pavel Pudlák and Vladimír Šverák received the Neuron Award for Contribution to Science 2017

On 6th December 2017, the Neuron Foundation for Support of Science awarded seven researchers the prestigious Neuron Award for Contribution to Science.
In the field of computer science, which has been included for the first time this year, the award went to Pavel Pudlák, member of the Institute of Mathematics of the CAS and a worldwide renowned specialist in the complexity theory whose expertise has been credited by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant FEALORA in 2014. We are proud that after Miroslav Fiedler, Ivo Babuška and Eduard Feireisl this is already the fourth Neuron Award for a researcher who is or used to be member of the Institute of Mathematics.
In the field of mathematics where the awards have been given every year since 2010, the laureate of this year is Vladimír Šverák from the University of Minnesota, an eminent specialist in partial differential equations and mathematical theory of continuum mechanics. Vladimír Šverák started his career in the Institute of Mathematics and currently he serves as member of fhe International Advisory Board of the Institute.

The fourteenth Eduard Čech Lecture: Prof. Giovanni P. Galdi, University of Pittsburgh

Recent Findings and Open Problems in Some Fundamental Aspects of Mathematical Theory of Liquid-Solid Interaction

Thursday, 14 December 2017 at 10:30 a.m., in the main lecture hall of the Institute of Mathematics CAS

For abstract see the invitation below. The distinguished Eduard Čech Lectures held to commemorate one of the most eminent Czech mathematicians and founder of the Institute are directed to a general mathematical audience.

Prof. G. P. Galdi is the first Eduard Čech Distinguished Visitor. The fourteenth Eduard Čech Lecture will be part of his research programme in the Institute of Mathematics, as well as his lecture Hopf bifurcation in Navier-Stokes flow past a rotating obstacle in the Seminar on Continuum Mechanics dedicated to the memory of Professor Jindřich Nečas, on 6 December 2017 at 3:40 p.m. in lecture hall K1 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University, Sokolovská 83, Praha 8. Prof. Galdi's Eduard Čech Distinguished Visitor programme will continue in February 2018.

  Invitation to the Eduard Čech Lecture

Samuel R. Buss received the Bolzano Medal

Professor Samuel R. Buss, University of California, San Diego, received the Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The medal was presented by member of the Academy Council Dr. Pavel Krejčí on behalf of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová. The ceremony held in the historical building of Villa Lanna on 2nd November 2017 was part of the Prague Bounded Arithmetic Workshop 2017.
Samuel Buss, a renowned specialist in mathematical logic and computer science, has been collaborating for many years with the Czech mathematicians P. Pudlák, J. Krajíček, J. Sgall and N. D. Thapen.
  Photos from the ceremony

Dny otevřených dveří v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR | Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics CAS

Tradiční Dny otevřených dveří v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR jsou součástí Týdne vědy a techniky Akademie věd ČR, nejrozsáhlejšího vědeckého festivalu v ČR pořádaného Akademií věd ČR ve spolupráci s dalšími institucemi ve dnech 6.–12. listopadu 2017. Široká veřejnost a především studenti středních škol mají možnost nahlédnout do pracoven, laboratoří a knihoven a poznat, jak se dělá věda. Badatelé z výzkumných pracovišť AV ČR připravují širokou nabídku exkurzí, přednášek, výstav a diskusních večerů, ve kterých představí své výzkumné projekty, předvedou nejmodernější vědecké přístroje a experimenty a přiblíží návštěvníkům nejnovější trendy v oblasti vědy. V Matematickém ústavu AV ČR se Dny otevřených dveří uskuteční na pražském pracovišti ve dnech 6.–9. listopadu 2017.
Traditional Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics CAS was held as part of the Week of Science and Technology, the most extensive scientific festival in the Czech Republic, organized by the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with other institutions from 6th to 12th November 2017. The scientists from the research workplaces of the Academy of Sciences prepare a wide offer of lectures, presentations, panel discussions, seminars, excursions, exhibitions and discussion evenings, in which they present their research projects, the most modern scientific apparatuses and outline the latest trends in the areas of science in the Czech Republic and the world. The Prague departments in the Institute of Mathematics will be open to public from 6th to 9th November 2017.

  Nabídka přednášek v MÚ AV ČR | Lectures offered in the Institute of Mathematics
  Aktuální program přednášek | Current program of lectures

Eduard Feireisl was awarded the Gold Medal of the Charles University

The Vice-Rector of the Charles University Prof. Jan Konvalinka presented the Gold Medal of the Charles University on 1st August during the conference Implicitly constituted materials: Modeling, Analysis and Computing organized by the Nečas Center for Mathematical Modeling.

Martin Doležal received the Otto Wichterle Award for young researchers

President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová awarded the Otto Wichterle Award for young researchers to Dr. Martin Doležal, member of the Department of Topology and Functional Analysis. The award has been established in 2002 to encourage and support young promising researchers in institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It is connected with a financial premium in the subsequent three years. Martin Doležal is one of 23 laureates in this year.
  Press release with characteristics of laureates

Semináře pro učitele matematiky

Nabízíme semináře pro učitele matematiky prvního a druhého stupně ZŠ a víceletých gymnázií. Semináře povede PhDr. Filip Roubíček, Ph.D., v prostorách MÚ AV ČR. Nabídku témat, termíny a kontakt pro registraci naleznete zde. Registrace je nutná.
Semináře se konají v rámci společného programu Naděje a rizika digitálního věku Matematického ústavu AV ČR, Ústavu teorie informace a automatizace AV ČR a Ústavu informatiky AV ČR. Program je součástí Strategie AV21, kterou jako svou koncepční změnu v organizaci výzkumu vyhlásila v r. 2014 Akademie věd ČR pod heslem „Špičkový výzkum ve veřejném zájmu“.
  Program a termíny seminářů

Yves Meyer receives the Abel Prize 2017

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. Meyer's work has a relevance extending from theoretical areas of mathematics to the development of practical tools in computer and information science. As such it is a perfect example of the claim that work in pure mathematics often turns out to have important and useful real-world applications. Yves Meyer will receive the Abel Prize from His Majesty King Harald V at an award ceremony in Oslo on 23 May.

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