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Nešetřil Jaroslav

Prof., RNDr., DrSc., Dr.h.c.mult.
Born March 13, 1946 in Brno  

  • Mathematics and computer science  
  • Member of Learned Society since 2004  

Employment and academic positions:  

  • 1969, Charles University, M.Sc.;  
  • 1969, McMaster University (Canada);  
  • 1970, RNDr; 1975, CSc; 1988, DrSc.;  
  • 1987, Associate Professor, CU;  
  • 1993, Professor, geometry and topology, CU;  
  • 1970-present, FMP CU;  
  • 1986-1999, Head, Department of Applied Mathematics, CU;  
  • 1996-present, Founder-Director, Discrete Mathematics in Applications (DIMATIA) International Centre, Prague;  
  • 1999-present, Director, Institute of Theoretical Computer Science (Institut Teoretické Informatiky, ITI), CU;  
  • 1989-1998, member, Scientific Council, FMP, CU  

Notable awards:  

  • 1977, Silver Medal, JěSMF (Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists)  
  • 1985, State Prize for Science (with V. Rodl)  
  • 1996, Corresponding Member, Academy of Sciences; Duesseldorf  
  • 2001, Dr.h.c., University of Alaska (USA)  

Selected publications:  

  • Mathematics of Ramsey Theory (V.Rodl, co-author), Springer Verlag, 1990  
  • Mathematics of Paul Erdos (R.L.Graham, co-author) (in two parts), Springer Verlag, 1997  
  • Invitations to Discrete Mathematics (J. Matoušek, co-author), Oxford University Press, 1998  
  • Translations: Czech 1997, German 2001, Japanese 2002, French 2004  
  • Graphs and Homomorphisms (P.Hell, co-author), Oxford University Press, 2004  
  • Graphs, Morphisms and Statistical Physics (P. Winkler, co-author), American Mathematical Society, 2004  
  • About 250 scientific publications

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20.05.19

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.

19.05.19

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.

07.05.19

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.