# Mathematical Institute of Charles University

Director of department: | prof. Mgr. Milan Pokorný, Ph.D., DSc. |

Vice-director of department: | prof. RNDr. Jan Rataj, CSc. |

Scientific Secretary: | Mgr. Dalibor Šmíd, Ph.D. |

Secretary: | Bc. Martina Kašparová |

**Divisions:**

Head of Division of analysis and geometry: | doc. RNDr. Roman Lávička, Ph.D. |

Head of Division of mathematical modelling: | prof. RNDr. Josef Málek, CSc., DSc. |

**Basic information**

The Mathematical Institute of Charles University was founded by Eduard Čech, a prominent Czech mathematician, in 1956. Compared to the beginnings of its existence, the current research and pedagogical activities of the Mathematical Institute are in balance. There are currently two academic divisions in the department: the Division of analysis and geometry and the Division of mathematical modelling. The individual groups organize traditional seminars and regularly organize international conferences such as the Winter school of geometry and physics, Mathematical aspects of fluid flows or mathematical modelling, Numerical analysis and scientific computing.

- The Mathematical modelling group at the Charles University in Prague is a part of the Nečas Center for mathematical modelling.

A special subsection at the institute takes care of the operation of the computer network in the entire School of Mathematics (Karlín building) and the operation of computer laboratories (60 computers).

The prestigious mathematical journal Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae (CMUC) is edited at the Mathematical Institute. This journal was founded by E. Čech in 1960 and has a significant position among professional mathematical journals.

**Guarantees of study programs**

Mathematical Modelling (Bachelor Programme): | prof. RNDr. Josef Málek, CSc., DSc. |

Descriptive Geometry with a Focus on Education (Bachelor Programme): | doc. RNDr. Zbyněk Šír, Ph.D. |

Mathematical and Computer Modelling in Physics (continued Master's Programme): | doc. RNDr. Martin Čížek, Ph.D. (ÚTF MFF UK) |

Mathematical Modelling in Physics and Technology (continued Master's Programme): | prof. RNDr. Josef Málek, CSc., DSc. |

Education of Descriptive Geometry fornSecondary Schools (continued Master's Programme): | doc. RNDr. Zbyněk Šír, Ph.D. |

P4F11 Mathematical and Computer Modeling (Doctoral Programme): | prof. Mgr. Milan Pokorný, Ph.D., DSc. |

P4M2 Geometry, Topology, and Global Analysis (Doctoral Programme): | prof. Ing. Branislav Jurčo, CSc., DSc. |

## Additional information

- Members of Mathematical Institute of CU since 1956
- Minutes of Institute meetings (Czech only)
- Guest room 350 – rezervations (site accessible only to members of the Institute)