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Pavel Exner the President Elect of the EMS

The European Mathematical Society Council elected Prof. RNDr. Pavel Exner, DrSc., from the Institute of Nuclear Physics ASCR the new President of the EMS for the period 2015-2018.

Abel Prize 2015

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters calls for nominations of candidates for the Abel Prize 2015. The Abel Prize recognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics and applications of mathematics in the sciences. Nominations should be submitted by September 15, 2014.

Open positions

One Ph.D. student position and one postdoctoral position are available in the Institute of Mathematics. See section Positions and the electronic applications system.

Summer School & Workshop Particles in Flows

Institute of Mathematics AS CR, Prague, 25–31 August 2014
Organizers: Tomáš Bodnár, Giovanni Paolo Galdi, Šárka Nečasová more

The aim of the summer school is to present a comprehensive series of lectures on various aspects of problems involving particles in flows. It is organized as a multidisciplinary event with topics ranging from theoretical and numerical mathematics up to physics and applications. The emphasize will be on models related to topics originating in environmental, biomedical and industrial applications. The summer course is prepared for graduate students, young scientists, and other interested specialists. Besides of the course lectures, the program will include a one day workshop (on Wednesday, August 27) dedicated to short, more advanced lectures given by attending scientists.close

Oberwolfach Seminar: Analysis of Compressible Navier Stokes Equations and Related Topics

The seminar will be organized by Eduard Feireisl (Prague), David Gérard-Varet (Paris), Rupert Klein (Berlin) and Antonín Novotný (Toulon) in Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, 23-29 November, 2014. more

The main goal is to present and discuss the state of the art of the mathematical theory of complete fluid systems, with the emphasis put on the underlying thermodynamical principles. Highlighting the new emerging trends we aim to inspire young researchers in their future activities.close

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. more

The project aims to show that known, somewhat efficient, algorithms for various problems cannot be substantially improved.close

  The project

The Neuron Grant 2013 awarded to Michal Koucký

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 Ck1,1-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.close


The Neuron Prize 2013 awarded to Professor Vojtěch Rödl

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 new president of the European Research Council

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the 2nd President of the European Mathematical Society (1995-98), has been appointed the President of the European Research Council (ERC) since 1st January 2014. more

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.close

Bernard Bolzano Medal for Pavel Krejčí

On June 24-26 the international workshop Rate independent processes and evolution - RIPE60 was organized in the Institute of Mathematics AS CR by Eduard Feireisl (Prague) and Elisabetta Rocca (Berlin) on the occasion of 60-th birthday of RNDr. Pavel Krejčí, CSc. The workshop was attented by more than 30 of his collaborators and co-authors from different countries. Part of the workshop was a ceremony where the President of the Scientific Council AS CR, Prof. Jiří Čtyroký, handed to Pavel Krejčí the Honorary Bernard Bolzano Medal for Merits in Mathematical Sciences, awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Prof. Jürgen Sprekels, director of the Weierstrass Institut für Angewandte Analysis und Stochastik in Berlin, Pavel's friend and collaborator, delivered the laudacio.
  Photographic documentation by Jan Franců

Popularising mathematics in Academia's shop window

A shop window of the Academia Publishing House in Prague, Vodičkova Str. 40, has been used for popularising mathematics during July. On the display there is a selection of recent achievements of the Institute and a screen showing a series of interesting short films on mathematical themes.

Honorary Medal of the Czech Mathematical Society for Professor Alois Kufner

The Czech Mathematical Society awared the Honorary Medal to Professor Alois Kufner for his lifelong contribution to the development of the Czech mathematics and of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. Professor Kufner was among founders of the Czech Mathematical Society and represented Czech mathematicians in the European Mathematical Society as a member of its first Executive Committee.
  The Medal

Josef Hlávka Honorary Medal for Professor Miroslav Fiedler

Every year, the prominent foundation "Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdeňky Hlávkových" is awarding Honorary Medals to nestors and founding personalities of the Czech science and art for their lifelong work. Among those who have been awarded the Medal on 16 November 2013, the eve of the National Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy, was Professor Miroslav Fiedler, the distinguished member of Department of Mathematical Logic, Algebra and Theoretical Computer Science.

ERC Advanced Grant for Pavel Pudlák

Pavel Pudlák has been awarded ERC Advanced Grant "FEALORA – Feasibility, logic and randomness in computational complexity" for 2014–2018. Another great success: the second ERC Advanced Grant in the Institute of Mathematics and – as in the previous year – the only one awarded to the Czech researcher in 2013. Research of Pudlák's team is motivated by the major unsolved problem in computer science called "P versus NP". They are looking for connections between the computational complexity and the proof complexity which represent two different views of the general phenomenon of complexity.
A call for a post-doc position and for a Ph.D. student position within the FEALORA grant has been opened.
  Description of the project
  Academy of Sciences – Press release

Michal Křížek awarded for his popularization activities

On the occasion of the World Development Information Day, 24 October, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prof. Jiří Drahoš awarded the Prize for promotion and popularization of research, experimental development and innovations to prof. RNDr. Michal Křížek, DrSc. for his long-standing systematic popularization of mathematics and related fields.
See the list of his publications.
  On Křížek's activities in popularization of mathematics

Dny otevřených dveří v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR - Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics AS CR

Tradičních Dnů otevřených dveří v Matematickém ústavu AV ČR, které jsou součástí Týdne vědy a techniky Akademie věd ČR, nejrozsáhlejšího vědeckého festivalu v České republice pořádaného Akademií věd ČR ve spolupráci s dalšími institucemi, se ve dnech 5., 7. a 8. listopadu 2013 zúčastnilo více než 600 návštěvníků. V celkem 24 přednáškách a interaktivních seminářích se dozvěděli o zajímavostech ze světa matematiky a jejího uplatnění v nejrůznějších oborech lidské činnosti.

Traditional Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics AS CR held on 5th, 7th and 8th November 2013 in frames of the Week of Science and Technology, the most extensive scientific festival in the Czech Republic, organized by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in cooperation with other institutions, were attended by more than 600 visitors. In total of 24 lectures and interactive workshops, they learned about news from the world of mathematics and about apllications of mathematics in various fields of human activity.
  Přednášky, fotografie, videa

Otto Wichterle Premium for young researchers awarded to Jakub Šístek

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.


ERC Advanced Grant for Eduard Feireisl

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.

  Eduard Feireisl's home page
  Academy of Sciences - Press release

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