Director of CTS, director of the university section

Petr Pokorný

Pokorný, Petr (director) [detail]

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


Head of academic section

Jan Frei

Frei, Jan (co-director) [detail]

Philosopher. Head of the Jan Patočka Archive, co-editor of the Collected Works of Jan Patočka.


Members of CTS

Michal Ajvaz II

Ajvaz, Michal [detail]

Philosopher and writer.


Václav Cílek

Cílek, Václav [detail]

Geologist and essayist.


Eiseltová, Martina

Head of Finance and Administration. She is also a member of the Czech Ramsar Committee and National Focal Point of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention.


Eliška Fulínová

Fulínová, Eliška [detail]

Philosopher. Phenomenology and ancient Greek philosophy.


Tomáš Gavenčiak

Gavenčiak, Tomáš [detail]

heoretical computer scientist. He works on complex existential risks and long-term security of artificial intelligence.


Radan Haluzík

Haluzík, Radan [detail]

Social anthropologist. His fields of interest include current ethnic conflicts and nationalism, the relation between politics and aesthetics and the social life of things.


Jan Hošek

Hošek, Jan [detail]

Geologist. Studies geological record of the Quaternary period.


Marek Hudík

Hudík, Marek [detail]

Economist. He is interested in Economics, Decision theory, Game Theory, Philosophy of Science.


Ivan Chvatík

Chvatík, Ivan [detail]

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


Zdeněk Konopásek

Konopásek, Zdeněk [detail]

Sociologist. His main field is science and technology studies, where he focuses on complicated relations between science and politics, expertise and democracy.

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Roman Kotecký

Kotecký, Roman [detail]

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


Pavel Kouba

Kouba, Pavel [detail]

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


Petr Kůrka

Kůrka, Petr [detail]

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

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Anna Michalík Kvíčalová

Kvíčalová, Anna [detail]

The study of religions.


Langerová, Veronika


Jan Makovský

Makovský, Jan [detail]

Philosopher, historian of science, focuses on the question of continuity and infinity, especially in the thought of the early modern period.


Alexander Matoušek

Matoušek, Alexander [detail]

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


Hana Chmelová

Matysková, Hana [detail]

On maternity leave.


Mottl, Ondřej [detail]

Researcher with a main focus on quantitative ecology, macroecology, palaeoecology, and community ecology with an interest in data science. Currently working on developing state-of-the-art tools to study global biodiversity patterns and lowering the barriers to scientific exploration.


Karolína Pauknerová

Pauknerová, Karolína [detail]

Anthropologist and archaeologist.


Pavlovičová, Soňa


Cyril Říha

Říha, Cyril [detail]

Architectural theorist and philosopher. He specialises in the study of contemporary cities.


Jan Smyčka

Smyčka, Jan [detail]

Evolutionary biologist. He is particularly interested in the processes of emergence and disappearance of biological species, their ranges and ecological characteristics.


David Storch

Storch, David [detail]

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

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Irena Šímová

Šímová, Irena [detail]

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


Arnošt Šizling

Šizling, Arnošt L. [detail]

Biologist and ecologist.


Ladislava Švandová

Švandová, Ladislava [detail]

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


Tomáš Telenský

Telenský, Tomáš [detail]

Ornithologist and ecologist. Focuses on population ecology of birds, namely demography, drivers of population declines and increases in birds and spatial modelling of their distribution.

Anna Tószögyová

Tószögyová, Anna [detail]

Biologist and ecologist. She is concerned with macroecological patterns.


Petr Tureček

Tureček, Petr [detail]

Evolutionary biologist. He is mainly interested in the evolution of culture.


Jan Turek

Turek, Jan [detail]

Archaeologist focusing on the Neolithic and Eneolithic periods. Secretary of CTS.