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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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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.