Permanent fellows

Michal Ajvaz [detail]

Philosopher and writer. He writes poems, stories, novels, essays and theoretical studies.

email: ajvaz(zavinac)

Václav Cílek [detail]

Geologist and essayist.

email: cilek(zavinac)

Jan Frei [detail]

Philosopher. He works at the Jan Patočka Archive, collaborating on editing of Patočka´s works.

email: frei(zavinac)

Ivan M. Havel [detail]

Cognitive sciences, philosopher. He is interested in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, and related philosophical issues.

email: havel(zavinac), kancelar.imh(zavinac) | website:

Jan Hošek [detail]

Geologist. Studies geological record of the Quaternary period.

Ivan Chvatík (co-director) [detail]

Philosopher, phenomenologist. Founder and director of the Jan Patočka Archives, he leads editing of Jan Patočka´s works.

email: chvatik(zavinac)

Zdeněk Konopásek [detail]

Sociologist. He works in the field of science and technology studies, focusing on complicated relations between science and politics, expertise and democracy.

email: konopasek(zavinac) | website:

Roman Kotecký [detail]

Mathematical physicist. He is interested in physics and mathematics of phase transitions.

email: kotecky(zavinac) | website:

Pavel Kouba [detail]

Philosopher. He is inspired by Husserl´s and Heidegger´s phenomenology. He focuses on current problems of phenomenological and hermeneutic philosophy.

email: koubap(zavinac)

Petr Kůrka [detail]

Mathematician. His main focus is in complexity of dynamic systems, symbolic dynamics, cellular automata and number systems.

email: kurka(zavinac) | website:

Alexander Matoušek [detail]

Art historian, philosopher. He is interested in phenomonology, religious studies, art theory and history.

email: matousek(zavinac)

Petr Meduna [detail]


email: meduna(zavinac)

Jan Palouš [detail]

Astronomer. In the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, he specialises in the development of galaxies, star formation and interstellar matter.

email: palous(zavinac)

Karolína Pauknerová [detail]

Anthropologist and archaeologist.

email: pauknerova(zavinac) | website:

Jitka Pelikánová [detail]

Editor of Patočka´s collected works.

email: pelikanova(zavinac)

Petr Pokorný [detail]

Biologist. He is interested in quaternary paleoecology, development of vegetation and landscape.

email: pokorny(zavinac)

Cyril Říha [detail]

Philosopher and architectural theorist. He is interested especially in research of contemporary cities.

email: riha(zavinac)

Jakub Steiner [detail]

Economist. He specializes in economic theory and game theory.

email: jakub.steiner(zavinac)

David Storch (director) [detail]

Biologist and ecologist. He is interested in macroecology, biodiversity and evolutionary ecology.

email: storch(zavinac) | website:

Irena Šímová [detail]

Biologist, namely ecologist and botanist. Her research concerns mechanisms generating species richness patterns at various spatial scales.

email: simova(zavinac)

Arnošt L. Šizling [detail]

Biologist and ecologist.

email: sizling(zavinac) | website:

Ladislava Švandová [detail]

Archivist of the Jan Patočka Archive, editor of Patočka´s collected works.

email: ladka(zavinac)

Bedřich Velický [detail]

Theoretical physicist. At CTS he focuses on philosophy and history of natural science.

email: velicky(zavinac)

Marie Větrovcová [detail]

Mathematician and philosopher. She focuses on history and philosophy of mathematics.

email: vetrovcova(zavinac)