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Loebl Martin

Prof. RNDr., CSc.
Born March 19, 1963 in Prague

  • Discrete mathematics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2018

Educational and professional preparation

  • Study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics MFF UK, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. Doctoral thesis: ‘High functions’, supervisor Jarik Nesetril

Employment and academic positions

  • 1989- present: Department of Applied Mathematics KAM MFF UK, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007-15 Head of the Optimisation group of KAM MFF UK
  • From 2008 Full Professor
  • From 2015 Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics KAM MFF UK

Notable awards

  • 1986 Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (for a joint paper with J. Matousek)
  • 1990 International Meeting of Young Computer Scientists (IMYCS) award
  • 1990–1991 Humboldt Research Fellow, Forschungsinstitut fur Diskrete Mathematik, Universitat Bonn, Germany (12 months)
  • 1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, DIMACS, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
  • 1994–1995 NSERC Canada International Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada

Selected publications

  • A. Galluccio, M. Loebl, J. Vondrak, A New Algorithm for the Ising Problem: Partition Function for Finite Lattice Graphs, Physical Review Letters 84, 5924-5927 (2000)
  • M. Kiwi, M. Loebl, J. Matousek, Expected Length of the Longest Common Subsequence For Large Alphabets, Advances in Mathematics 197 2005
  • M. Loebl, Chromatic Polynomial, q-Binomial Counting and Colored Jones Function, Advances in Mathematics 211-2, 2007
  • M. Loebl, I. Moffatt, The chromatic polynomial of fatgraphs and its categorification, Advances in Mathematics 217, 2008
  • M. Loebl, G. Masbaum, On the optimality of the Arf invariant formula for graph polynomials, Advances in Mathematics 226 (2011)
  • E. Berger, K. Choromanski, M. Chudnovsky, J. Fox, M. Loebl, A. Scott, P. Seymour, S. Thomasse, Tournaments and colouring, J.Comb.Theory, Ser.B 103(1) 1- 20 (2013)
  • M. Klazar, M. Loebl, I. Moffatt, The Potts model and chromatic functions of graphs, Annales de'l Institut Henri Poincare D (Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions), European Mathematical Society 1(1) 47- 60 (2014)
  • R. Aharoni, M. Loebl, The Odd Case of Rota's Bases Conjecture, Advances in Mathematics 282 (2015) 427-442
  • R. Aharoni, N. Alon, E. Berger, M. Chudnovsky, D. Kotlar, M. Loebl, R. Ziv Fair representation by independent sets in: A Journey Through Discrete Mathematics: A Tribute to Jiri Matousek, Springer (2017)
  • M. Loebl, Binary linear codes via 4D discrete Ihara-Selberg function, Annales de l'Institute Henri Poincare D (Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions), European Mathematical Society (2018)

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.