Jaroslav Nešetřil is a professor at Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He is the director of Centre of Excellence ITI (a joint project of Charles University, Masaryk University and Westbohemian University aswell as CAV). He published in most areas of mathematics and theoretical computer science and worked at leading mathematical institutions as well as industrial labs abroad (where he was awarded twice Dr.h.c.). He collaborated with artists (J. Naceradsky) as well as philosophers (H. Damisch, M. Petricek). As the only Czech mathematician he has been invited to lecture at International aswell as European Congress of Mathematicians.