Born on August 9, 1967 in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Academic qualifications: In 1985-1991 studies of theoretical physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague (supervisor Prof. Bičák). During fall semester 1988 a study visit to the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Moscow University (collaboration with Prof. Gaľtsov). In 1993-1997 graduate school at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (supervisor Prof. Page); Ph.D. degree in 1997. Habilitation (doc. degree) in Theoretical Physics, Charles University in Prague in 2007.
Scientific career: Teaching Assistant (1993-1997) at the Physics Department, University of Alberta, Canada, Assistant (1997) and Senior Assistant (1998-2007) at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University in Prague. Associate Professor (from 2008) at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University in Prague.
Research interests: Active research mainly in general relativity (exact solutions, global structure, gravitational radiation, higher dimensions). Research interests in quantum theory in curved spacetimes and quantum gravity. More than 40 publications in refereed scientific journals.
Foreign contacts: Regular visits at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2005–2014, collaboration with Prof. Frolov, Prof. Zelnikov and Prof. Page), visits at Albert-Einstein Institute, MPI in Golm, Germany (2001–2005), at DAMTP, Univestity of Cambridge, UK (2010, 2011), and at Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada (2014).
Pedagogical activities: Lectures on differential geometry, advanced topics of relativity, classical mechanics, and interpretation of quantum mechanics. Also active in popularization of science.
Participation in grants: GAČR 202/96/6230, 1996–1998; GAČR 202/99/0261, 1999–2001; GAČR 202/02/0735, 2002–2004; GAČR 202/06/0041, 2006–2008; GAČR 202/09/0772, 2009–2013; GAČR 14-37086G, 2014–2018; GAUK 6230, 1996–1998; GAUK 141/2000, 2000–2002; GAUK 166/2003, 2003 (principal investigator Prof. Bičák). GAČR 202/08/0187, 2008–2011; GAČR P203/12/0118 2012–2016 (principal investigator Doc. Podolský). Research projects MSM113200004, 2001-2004; MSM0021610860, 2007-2013. Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics LC06014, 2007-2009.