ERC Consolidator Grant for Michal Koucký
Our long-time researcher Michal Koucký has been awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "LBCAD – Lower bounds for combinatorial algorithms and dynamic problems" for 2014–2018. The project aims to show that known, somewhat efficient, algorithms for various problems cannot be substantially improved.
Doc. Mgr. Michal Koucký, Ph.D., has been awarded the Neuron Research Grant 2013 from the Neuron Foundation for Support of Science and Research.
The 10th Eduard Čech Lecture: Wolfgang L. Wendland, University of Stuttgart
Title: On Riesz minimal energy problems on Ck–1,1-manifolds
Friday, 13 December 2013 at 10 a.m., in the main lecture hall of the Institute of Mathematics
For abstract see the flyer 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.
The Neuron Foundation for Support of Science and Research awarded the Neuron Prize 2013 for the Longlife Work to Prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Rödl, CSc., the renown Czech specialist in combinatorics and graph theory working at the Emory University in Atlanta.
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the 2nd president of the European Mathematical Society (1995-98), will be the next president of the European Research Council (ERC). Since 2007, the ERC has funded European top researchers through grants given on the base of applications that are evaluated by expert panels. In Horizon 2020, the ERC appears as a crucial component in the EU long-term research strategy to support the most talented and creative scientists in blue-sky research.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2013 to Pierre Deligne, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, “for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields”.
Honorary Medal of the Czech Mathematical Society for Professor Alois Kufner
Dny otevřených dveří v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR - Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics AS CR
Ing. Jakub Šístek, PhD., received from the President of the Academy of Sciences Prof. Jiří Drahoš the Otto Wichterle Premium for young researchers. The award connected with a financial premium of 90 000 crowns in the three subsequent years has been established in 2002 to encourage and support young promising researchers in institutes of the Academy of Sciences. Jakub Šístek is one of 23 young researches awarded the Premium this year.
Eduard Feireisl's ERC Advanced Grant proposal "MATHEF – Mathematical Thermodynamics of Fluids" has been selected for funding in the period 2013–2018. A great success of the Czech mathematics as this is the first ERC Advanced Grant for mathematics in the Czech Republic and the only one assigned to a Czech scientist this year! Eduard Feireisl was the chair of the Scientific Committee of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics in Kraków, 2012, and is also the chair of the Scientific Committee of Equadiff 13 in Praha, 2013. The call for a PhD. student to work in the grant has been closed.