Giovanni Prodi Visiting Professor Summer Term 2016
RNDr. Martin Kruík is a head of the Department of Decision-Making Theory at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences. His expertise lays in calculus of variations and its application to materials science.
He received his Ph.D. degree from Charles University in Prague in 1997, habilitation from the Technical University in Munich in 2006 and from Charles University in 2014. During 1996-98, he was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Minnesota. He spent 1998-99 as a postdoctoral associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Lepizig and 2000-02 as a researcher at the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn.
Martin Kruík is a (co)-author of more than 70 papers and he is a recipient of the Otto Wichterle Award and the Josef Hlávka Prize.
In the summer term 2016 Martin Kruík will teach a course "Mathematical Continuum Mechanics" and a seminar "Special topics in the calculus of variations" (see www.mathinfo.uni-wuerzburg.de/vv16.html). Both will be taught in English.