Head of Department:David Stanovský
Vice-Head of Department:Jan Šťovíček
Scientific Secretary:Jan Žemlička
Secretary:Eva Ramešová

Study program coordinators:


  • Libor Barto received a prestigeous grant ERC Synergy Polynomial-time Computation: Opening the Blackboxes in Constraint Problems, jointly with Michael Pinsker from TU Wien and Manuel Bodirsky from TU Dresden. Detailed information can be found at the faculty website.
  • Igor Oliveira, a former postdoctoral researcher at our department, received an ERC Starting Grant Synergies Between Complexity and Learning. Currently he works at the University of Warwick.
  • Magdalena Tinková received the Josef Hlávka prize for her research conducted during her PhD studies at our department, which she successfully finished a few months ago.
  • Vita Kala, Martin Raska and Libor Barto appeared on the list of the top-rated teachers at our faculty in the academic year 2021/2022.
  • Sebastian Opper together with several other postdocs from our department received the PRIMUS Grant.

  • Our students Matěj Doležálek a Martin Raška won the First Prize at the international competition for university students IMC.
  • Matěj Doležálek received the Learned Society award for his work Quaternions and universal quadratic forms over number fields.
  • Filippo Spaggiari got a three-year grant GAUK on the topic of Universal Algebraic and Group Theoretic methods in algebraic structures with unique division.
  • We look forward to your PhD applications. The deadline is April 30, 2022.
  • On May 13–15, our spring school will take place on the Tábor hill near Lomnice nad Popelkou.
  • Michael Kompatscher will join our department as a new assistant professor.
  • Pavlo Yatsyna received the Bolzano Award for his work on Representation of algebraic integers by quadratic forms.
  • Students of the study branch Mathematical Structures received the Dean's prize for the best theses in mathematics: Martin Raška for his bachelor thesis (Sums of squares in number fields) and Jan Václavek for his master thesis (On search complexity of discrete logarithm).
  • The website published a list of world's top compuer scientists which includes 10 Czech researchers. Three of them participate in our study program Mathematics for IT – Tomáš Pajdla, Tomáš Mikolov, Jan Flusser, and one in the program Mathematical structures – Jan Kratochvíl.
  • Students of master and PhD degree can apply for a financial contribution for travels to conferences, research visits and summer schools. To apply, contact the administrator of the SVV project Jan Žemlička.
  • Several new postdocs joined us within the past three months: Alessandro Fazzari, Francesco Genovese, Daniel Gil Muñoz, Aniket Shah, Eric Nathan Stucky, Błażej Żmija.
  • Josef Dvořák defended his PhD thesis Structural and categorical description of classes of abelian groups.
  • The next edition of the traditional departmental fall school was held Nov 4-7, 2021, on Lucký vrch.
  • Antoine Mottet, our postdoctoral researcher working on the ERC grant of Libor Barto, received the annual Prize of the Bernard Bolzano Foundation for young mathematicians in Czechia.
  • Magda Tinková defended her PhD thesis Arithmetic of number fields and generalized continued fractions and received the best evaluation grade for her GAUK project.
  • Grant Agency of Charles University GAUK evaluated the results of Magda Tinková's finished project Indecomposable integers and universal quadratic forms as exceptionally good. In this three year project in number theory, the team of Magda and four other students obtained interesting results concerning the arithmetic of cubic and biquadratic number fields.
  • Students of the Algebra Department were very successful in the Czecho-Slovak final of the student research competition SVOČ (section Mathematical structures): Matěj Doležálek won the 1st place for his work Quaternions and universal quadratic forms over number fields, and the 2nd place was shared by Žaneta Semanišinová (Paramedial quasigroups of prime and prime square order) and Ester Sgallová (Periodicity of Jacobi-Perron algorithm).