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Loebl Martin

Prof. RNDr., CSc.
Born March 19, 1963 in Prague

  • Discrete mathematics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2018

Educational and professional preparation

  • Study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics MFF UK, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. Doctoral thesis: ‘High functions’, supervisor Jarik Nesetril

Employment and academic positions

  • 1989- present: Department of Applied Mathematics KAM MFF UK, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007-15 Head of the Optimisation group of KAM MFF UK
  • From 2008 Full Professor
  • From 2015 Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics KAM MFF UK

Notable awards

  • 1986 Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (for a joint paper with J. Matousek)
  • 1990 International Meeting of Young Computer Scientists (IMYCS) award
  • 1990–1991 Humboldt Research Fellow, Forschungsinstitut fur Diskrete Mathematik, Universitat Bonn, Germany (12 months)
  • 1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, DIMACS, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
  • 1994–1995 NSERC Canada International Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada

Selected publications

  • A. Galluccio, M. Loebl, J. Vondrak, A New Algorithm for the Ising Problem: Partition Function for Finite Lattice Graphs, Physical Review Letters 84, 5924-5927 (2000)
  • M. Kiwi, M. Loebl, J. Matousek, Expected Length of the Longest Common Subsequence For Large Alphabets, Advances in Mathematics 197 2005
  • M. Loebl, Chromatic Polynomial, q-Binomial Counting and Colored Jones Function, Advances in Mathematics 211-2, 2007
  • M. Loebl, I. Moffatt, The chromatic polynomial of fatgraphs and its categorification, Advances in Mathematics 217, 2008
  • M. Loebl, G. Masbaum, On the optimality of the Arf invariant formula for graph polynomials, Advances in Mathematics 226 (2011)
  • E. Berger, K. Choromanski, M. Chudnovsky, J. Fox, M. Loebl, A. Scott, P. Seymour, S. Thomasse, Tournaments and colouring, J.Comb.Theory, Ser.B 103(1) 1- 20 (2013)
  • M. Klazar, M. Loebl, I. Moffatt, The Potts model and chromatic functions of graphs, Annales de'l Institut Henri Poincare D (Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions), European Mathematical Society 1(1) 47- 60 (2014)
  • R. Aharoni, M. Loebl, The Odd Case of Rota's Bases Conjecture, Advances in Mathematics 282 (2015) 427-442
  • R. Aharoni, N. Alon, E. Berger, M. Chudnovsky, D. Kotlar, M. Loebl, R. Ziv Fair representation by independent sets in: A Journey Through Discrete Mathematics: A Tribute to Jiri Matousek, Springer (2017)
  • M. Loebl, Binary linear codes via 4D discrete Ihara-Selberg function, Annales de l'Institute Henri Poincare D (Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions), European Mathematical Society (2018)

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.