20. – 21.05.2019


20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

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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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.


Document on issues concerning the concept of European historiography and the present-day EU

Learned Society Fellow prof. Jiří Pešek signed a Document on issues concerning the concept of European historiography and the present-day EU.


Invitation to the Bolzano Lecture

Invitation to the Bolzano Lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne on May 15, 2019 and other lectures on May 16 and May 17, 2019

Invitation (PDF, 707 kB)