Jan Slovák is Professor of Mathematics at Masaryk University, in Brno, Czech Republic. He is active in research, including educational topics and supporting state-of-the-art rich media in Education.
He obtained his PhD at Charles University in Prague in 1990 and held senior positions in Vienna, Adelaide, and shortly at dozens of other places all over the world. His main scientific achievements are reflected in two very influential monographs Natural Operations in Differential Geometry, Springer 1993 (with I. Kolar and P.W. Michor), and Parabolic Geometries I: Background and General Theory, AMS Publishing House, 2009 (with A. Cap).
Since 2008, Jan Slovák serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier’s prestigious journal Differential Geometry and its Applications.
His commitment to strategic development projects resulted in participation in numerous further managerial activities at academic, regional and national levels (e.g. Dean of the Faculty of Science, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development, founding director of the Technology Transfer Office at the Masaryk University, member of the panel preparing the launching of the Czech Technology Agency, head of the Physical Sciences Section of the Czech Grant Agency etc.).