# The 2019 Prize

## Applications

- Dr.
**Andrea Giusti** (1991) presented the thesis **On the corpuscular theory of gravity** defended in November 2018 at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
- RNDr.
**Ondrej Hruska**, PhD. (1991) presented the thesis **Investigation of geometrical and physical properties of exact spacetimes** defended in September 2019 at the Charles University in Prague
- RNDr.
**Michal Kloc**, PhD. (1989) presented the thesis **Quantum phase transitions in systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom** defended in September 2018 at the Charles University in Prague
- Mgr.
**Ivan Kolar**, PhD. (1990) presented the thesis **Spacetime with symmetris in a general dimension** defended in July 2019 at the Charles University in Prague
- Dr.
**Alexey A. Melnikov** (1989) presented the thesis **A physics approach to classical and quantum machine learning with applications in quantum experiment** defended in July 2018 at the University of Innsbruck
- Dr.
**Miroslav Rapcak** (1991) presented the thesis **The vertex algebra vertex** defended in July 2019 at the University of Waterloo
- Mgr.
**Stanislav Stefanik**, PhD. (1990) presented the thesis **Study of high energy cosmic gamma rays** defended in June 2019 at the Charles University in Prague

**Jury**

** With a deep sorrow the steering committee announces that Olga Rossi, our dear colleague who did a lot for the community and for the Votruba Prize in particular, passed away on October 17 **

## The verdict

At its closing session on November 28, 2019, the jury decided to award
the ** main prize** to
for the thesis *On the corpuscular theory of gravity* representing and important contribution to the theory of black holes and cosmology in the corpuscular version of the gravity theory

The jury also decided **to give honourable mentions** to the theses of
entitled *Investigation of geometrical and physical properties of exact spacetimes,*
making contributions the theory of gravity, in particular, by investigation properties of Plebanski-Demianski class of solutions,
and
entitled *The vertex algebra vertex,*
a thesis containing both research results and a review in an important area of mathematical physics.

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Last update: November 28, 2019