Vitezslav Kala is an International Fulbright Science & Technology Fellow and PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University. In his studies and research he focuses on modern number theory, especially on the Langlands Program. This area is particularly interesting because it successfully combines ideas and techniques from many other parts of mathematics to solve challenging problems involving integers and their properties.
Born in the Czech Republic, Vitezslav received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics from Charles University in Prague. He specialized in algebra and published several research articles during his studies in Prague. He also enjoys teaching, and upon his return to the Czech Republic, he plans to teach and continue doing research in number theory. Since this area of mathematics is currently not very developed in the Czech Republic, he would like to promote it among mathematics students and make it one of the active research areas of study in his home country.
Vitezslav enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking in the mountains, long-distance walking (he has walked 100 km in 24 hours), swimming, and running. He also likes reading modern literature and learning languages.