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Jan 16, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Czech Science Café: Lukáš Vízek on mathematics education: Inspiration from the past, impulses from the present and challenges for the future

The talk with Lukáš Vízek will outline new horizons that mathematics education faces, which it heads towards and which it can cross.

Czech Science Café – Harvard University
Presenter: Mgr. Lukáš Vízek, Ph.D.

January 16, 7PM in the Gallery

The presentation will show inspirational moments from the history of mathematics education, mention certain mathematics teachers and their work. It highlights the impulses from contemporary school and presents Lukáš Vízek’s work. The talk will outline new horizons that mathematics education faces, which it heads towards and which it can cross.

Presenter: Mgr. Lukáš Vízek, Ph.D.

Fulbright-Masaryk visiting scholar at Harvard University

Lukáš Vízek works as an assistant professor at the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic, he teaches courses for future mathematics teachers. He cooperates with secondary schools, participates in the organization of the Mathematical Olympiad and in the education of mathematically gifted students. He prepares seminars for teachers and participates in the programs of Charles University in Prague, the the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists and school institutes for further education of teachers. His free time is devoted to his family, he rides the high wheel and he project a movies in the vintage cinema.

Lukáš Vízek graduated from the University of Hradec Králove in the field of mathematics and art education. He successfully completed his doctoral studies at the Charles University in Prague. His thesis is focused on the history of mathematics education. He currently works as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mgr. Lukáš Vízek, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Currently “visiting scholar”, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, postdoctoral Fulbright-Masaryk scholarship, from September 2019 to February 2020, project title Developing Flexibility in Geometry as a Part of Mathematics Education.


Part of the Science Café series

Science Café is a new series of popular science presentations and talks by the best Czech scientists of today presented by the Czech Center New York. Inspired by the phenomenon of Cafe Scientifique which was first established in the UK in 1998 and spread across the world as a place where anyone could come to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, Science Café is an informal forum for the discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues.

Come and mingle with people with different interests while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. An informal presentation from the speaker introducing the topic will be followed by a discussion where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions.



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Jan 16, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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