RSJ provided a grant valued CZK 1 million
The donation provided by the RSJ company to Czech science will facilitate implementation of an extraordinary project in the field of applied mathematics. Altogether nine scientific projects were competing in the grant proceedings focused on the topic “Mathematics and its Applications”.
The main criterion was the quality of the existing publication activities across all mathematical branches. The Jury consisting of leading experts was established just with regard to this principle. After a long discussion, the Jury decided that the common grant of RSJ and of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University (“MFF UK”) for 2010–2011 will be awarded, from nine applicants, to Stanislav Hencl, fellow lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Analysis of MFF UK, for the PW project. This is an extraordinary project which makes it possible to significantly reduce costs in its practical application and to save time for prototype production, e.g. during the design of aircraft or construction of water dams. Mathematical modelling makes it possible to carry out experiments and tests in a virtual way on a computer and to avoid expensive experiments.
The total costs for the above mentioned two-year grant amount to CZK 1,600,000.- and RSJ provided a major part thereof, namely CZK 1,000,000.-, while the remaining part amounting to CZK 600,000 was provided by MFF UK. According to the MFF UK Dean, Mr. Zdeněk Němeček, RSJ is the first company to have contributed such a large amount to the Faculty for mathematical research.
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Best Student Work Competition, 2009
The following students received awards for the best student’s work of the Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics of MFF
2nd prize: Radim Navrátil: Statistical applications of urn models
3rd prize: Iva Zymáková: Transportation problem
The financial award was provided with a contribution of RSJ