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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 2018/2019 is Prof. Vojtěch Rödl from the Emory University, Atlanta. For the details of the programme see the corresponding

regulationHigher 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.

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.

The Academic Award – Praemium Academiae for Martin Markl

The President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová presented the most prestigious Academic Award – Praemium Academiae 2018 to three researchers of the Academy's institutes. One of them was Dr. Martin Markl, member of the Department of Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics in the Institute of Mathematics. The Academic Award is a rigorously selective instrument for the financial and moral support of scientific excellence at the Czech Academy of Sciences. The most generous grant in the country providing a support for six years is intended to assist outstanding scientific figures who are the bearers of research at the top international level and create for them such conditions in which they can better develop their potential in the benefit of the Czech Academy of Sciences and all of Czech science. This is already the second Academic Award in the institute; the winner of the first one was E. Feireisl in 2007.

A short video portrait of M. Markl
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 5.–11. listopadu 2018. 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 5.–9. listopadu 2018. **

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 5th to 11th November 2018. 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 5th to 9th November 2018.**

Nabídka přednášek v MÚ AV ČR | Lectures offered in the Institute of Mathematics
Traditional Open Houses in the Institute of Mathematics CAS was held as part of

Aktuální program přednášek | Current program of lectures

IMU Prizes and Awards 2018 for mathematical achievement

The 2018 IMU Prizes and Awards were presented during the opening ceremony of the International Congress of Mathematicians on August 1, 2018, at Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro.

The Fields Medals were awarded to Caucher Birkar for the proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program, to Alessio Figalli for contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability, to Peter Scholze for transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry over p-adic fields through his introduction of perfectoid spaces, with application to Galois representations, and for the development of new cohomology theories, and to Akshay Venkatesh for his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory, which has resolved long-standing problems in areas such as the equidistribution of arithmetic objects.

Constantinos Daskalakis received the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for transforming our understanding of the computational complexity of fundamental problems in markets, auctions, equilibria, and other economic structures, David L. Donoho received the Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for his fundamental contributions to the mathematical, statistical and computational analysis of important problems in signal processing, the Chern Medal was awarded to Masaki Kashiwara for his outstanding and foundational contributions to algebraic analysis and representation theory sustained over a period of almost 50 years, and the Leelavati Prize was awarded to Ali Nesin for his outstanding contributions towards increasing public awareness of mathematics in Turkey, in particular for his tireless work in creating the "Mathematical Village" as an exceptional, peaceful place for education, research and the exploration of mathematics for anyone.

The Fields Medals were awarded to Caucher Birkar for the proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program, to Alessio Figalli for contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential equations, metric geometry and probability, to Peter Scholze for transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry over p-adic fields through his introduction of perfectoid spaces, with application to Galois representations, and for the development of new cohomology theories, and to Akshay Venkatesh for his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory, which has resolved long-standing problems in areas such as the equidistribution of arithmetic objects.

Constantinos Daskalakis received the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for transforming our understanding of the computational complexity of fundamental problems in markets, auctions, equilibria, and other economic structures, David L. Donoho received the Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for his fundamental contributions to the mathematical, statistical and computational analysis of important problems in signal processing, the Chern Medal was awarded to Masaki Kashiwara for his outstanding and foundational contributions to algebraic analysis and representation theory sustained over a period of almost 50 years, and the Leelavati Prize was awarded to Ali Nesin for his outstanding contributions towards increasing public awareness of mathematics in Turkey, in particular for his tireless work in creating the "Mathematical Village" as an exceptional, peaceful place for education, research and the exploration of mathematics for anyone.

Dr. Ivan Hlaváček passed away

With a deep sorrow we inform that Ing. Ivan Hlaváček, DrSc., long term researcher in the Institute of Mathematics, passed away on 22 July 2018 at the age of 85. He was a renowned specialist in numerical analysis, theory of elastic and elasto-plastic bodies, optimization and problems with uncertain data.

Funeral card
Michal Doucha 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. Michal Doucha, 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. Michal Doucha is one of 23 laureates in this year.

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.

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

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

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

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