The University of Primorska hosts mathematician, Prof. Daniel Kráľ, a rising star of European mathematics
Czech mathematician Prof. Daniel Kráľ, a holder of two ERC grants and a rising star in European mathematics, is visiting the University of Primorska this week.
Mathematics at the University of Primorska was presented at the welcome meeting with the Rector, Prof. Klavdija Kutnar, Assoc. Prof. Ademir Hujdurović, Dean of UP FAMNIT, Assoc. Prof. Vito Vitrih, Director of UP IAM, and Prof. Tomaž Pisanski, President of the Slovenian Society for Discrete and Applied Mathematics, and President of the Organizing Committee of the 8th European Congress of mathematics - 8ECM, which will take place next year in Portorož.
Prof. Kráľ comes from the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno and is a recognized expert in the field of graph theory. In 2010 he received the ERC Starting Grant for the CCOSA project (Classes of Combinatorial Objects - from Structure to Algorithms), and in 2015 the ERC Consolidator grant for the LADIST project (Large Discrete Structures). He is currently also the editor of two prestigious journals - Advances in Combinatorics and SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA).
During the visit Dr. Kráľ, together with two other PhD students, will continue his well-established research in the field of graph theory with Assist. Prof. Matjaž Krnc (UP FAMNIT).
The ERC grants are awarded by the European Research Council and are prestigious recognitions for research, since an outstanding track record is an important factor of success in obtaining the grant. Its aim is to identify the best ideas and talents within each program group. The ERC program offers several types of grants, available at different stages of a researcher's career (Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant and Advanced Grant).
The visit of the Czech mathematician is important for the University of Primorska not only in order to strengthen research cooperation, but also because the University is aiming to obtain one of the above-mentioned European Research Council grants in the coming years.