Born
on 8 February 1943 in Nachod/Eastern Bohemia
19601965 
Study
of applied mathematics at the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics of Charles University
in Prague 
1969

Rerum
Naturalium Doctor (RNDr.) 
1972 
PhD. 
1982 
Habilitation 
1990 
Doctor
of Sciences (DrSc. = the highest scientific
degree in the Czech
Republic) 
19661986

University
teacher and scientific fellowworker at the
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 
19861994

Member
of the Mathematical Institute of Charles University 
19881991

Associate
Professor 
since 1991 
Full
Professor of Mathematics, specialization Approximate
and Numerical Methods 
19942013

Member
of the Scientific Council of the Faculty
of Mathematics and Physics 
19942006 
Head
of the Department of Numerical Mathematics of the Faculty of
Mathematics and Physics 
19982000

Member
of the Scientific Council of the Faculty
of Mechanical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague 
20032008

Member
of Advisory Board of President
of the European Mathematical Society
Sir J. Kingman 
since 2004 
Member
of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic 
2006 
Doctor
Honoris Causa of the Technical University Dresden 
Applications of Mathematics
Journal
of Numerical Mathematics
Journal
of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics
Computing
and Visualization in
Science
Archivum
Mathematicum
Union of Czech Mathematicians
and Physisists
Czech Society for Mechanics
Gesellschaft fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)
Euromech
International Society for Interaction of Mathematics and Mechanics (ISIMM)
Teaching
activity in numerical mathematics,
differential equations, mathematical modelling and mathematical and numerical methods in fluid dynamics.
Scientific
activity in partial differential
equations, numerical and computational mathematics and mathematical methods in fluid dynamics. The most important works have been concerned
with mathematical theory and numerical
analysis of inviscid flow, transonic flow, nonlinear convectiondiffusion processes and viscous flow,
theory of the finite element, boundary element and finite volume methods, theory and applications
of the discontinuous
Galerkin method, fluid  structure interaction.
Scientific
cooperation with industrial
companies SKODA in Pilsen and CKD in Prague in mathematical and numerical modelling of flows in steam turbines and compressors
(19701997), since 2003 with
the Institute of Thermomechanics of the Academy of
Sciences of the Czech Republic
in the area of
aeroelasticity.
Publications: nearly 200 papers (also as a coauthor); author of the
university text "Fundamentals of numerical mathematics" (in Czech).
Monographs:
"Mathematical Methods
in Fluid Dynamics", Longman Scientific
& Technical, Harlow,
1993.
"Mathematical and
Computational Methods for Compressible Flow", Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003 (with J. Felcman and I. Straskraba).
"Discontinuous Galerkin Method,
Analysis and Applications to Compressible Flow", Springer Series
in Computational Mathematics
48, Springer, Cham,
Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht London, 2015 (with V. Dolejsi).
University of Delaware (1991),
University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston (1998)/USA, University of Karlsruhe (1992), University of Heidelberg (1993), University of
Stuttgart (1995, 1997)/Germany, University of Jyvaksyla (2004)/Finland, University
of Toulon (1998,
2000), Université
de Provence, Marseille (2005)/France, Graz (2008)/Austria.
Invited
lectures at universities – more than 130, e.g.:
Linz/Austria; Brunel
Univ. Uxbridge/England; Helsinki, Jyvaskyla, Oulu/Finland; Marseille, Toulon, ParisSud, Paris VI/France; Aachen,
Berlin, Chemnitz, Darmstadt, Dresden, Duisburg, Freiburg, Goettingen, Halle,
Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Kiel, Koeln, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Mainz, Paderborn, Saarbruecken,
Stuttgart, Wuerzburg/Germany; Budapest, Gyor/Hungary; Trento/Italy;
Riga/Latvia; Banach Center Warsaw/Poland; Novosibirsk/Russia; Ljubljana/Slovinia; Zuerich/Switzerland; Univ. of Maryland in College Park, Univ. of Colorado in Denver, Univ. of Wisconsin in Madison, Rutgers Univ. in New Brunswick, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Univ.
of Houston/USA.
Presentations
at conferences: More than 180 lectures at conferences
and congresses in Europe und USA
(e.g. 68 invited main plenary lectures
at international conferences including 15 invited lectures at conferences in Oberwolfach).
Chairman of the organizing committee of the
conferences Numerical
Modelling in Continuum Mechanics
(with R. Rannacher and K. Kozel), Prague 1994, 1997,
2000
Coorganizer of
the Oberwolfach conference Mathematical Aspects of Computational
Fluid Dynamics (with R. Rannacher
and E. Suli), 2003
Coorganizer of
the section Numerical Treatment of Partial Differential
Equations at the conference GAMM 2002 in
Augsburg (with B. Wohlmuth and S. Sauter)
Coorganizer of
the series of Workshops HeidelbergPrague on Nonlinear Analysis
Member of the scientific committee of the
conferences on hyperbolic problems HYP1998 in Zuerich,
HYP2000 in Magdeburg and HYP2006 in Lyon
Member of the scientific committee of FEF05 – Thirteenth Conference on Finite Elements for Flow Problems,
Swansea, 2005
Member of the program committee of the series
of the conferences
ENUMATH
Cochairman of the Computational Mathematics and Numerical Methods
Committee at the conference ECCOMAS CFD 2006 (with R. Rannacher)
Member of the scientific committee of FVCA 2008 – Conference on Finite Volumes and Complex Applications, Aussois, 2008
1986 Memorial Medal of the 1st Degree
of the Faculty
of Mathematics and Physics
1990 Memorial Medal of the 2nd Degree
of the Faculty
of Mathematics and Physics
1991 Heraeus Stiftung
2004 Prize for Research
of the Minister
of Education of the Czech
Republic
2004 Member of the Learned Society of the Czech
Republic
2005 Doctor Honoris Causa of
the Technical University Dresden
2008 Memorial Medal of the Charles University
2013 Memorial Medal of the
Czech Mathematical Society
History of art, music: painting, playing violin, viola, composition; Member of the Herold Club for Amateur Chamber Music and member of Jan Kubelik Society