Vladimir Sverak obtained his doctorate under Jindřich Nečas at Charles University in Prague in 1986. His postdoctoral stays were in Edinburg (with John Ball) and in Bonn (with Stefan Hildebrandt). He has been a Professor at the University of Minnesota since 1994. Sverak studies partial differential equations and made notable contributions to calculus of variations. He received the EMS prize at the first European Congress of Mathematicians in 1992 and was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in Zurich in 1994. He has been a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota since 2000. In 2017 he received an award in mathematics by the Neuron Foundation in Prague.
June 8, 2021