About me

Hi!

My name is Kristýna Zemková.

Since October 2018, I am a PhD student at TU Dortmund with research interests in quadratic forms, in particular in equivalence relations for quadrics. I am working under the supervision of Prof. Detlev Hoffmann.

In June 2018, I have finished the Master's degree at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University. Under the supervision of Víťa Kala, I wrote my Master's thesis on composition of integral quadratic forms over number fields. Since 2017, I have been involved in a student research group (together with M. Čech, J. Krásenský, J. Svoboda and M. Tinková) with interests mainly in universal properties of integral quadratic forms.

During my master, I have spent two semesters abroad: in Spain at UPC (in Barcelona), and in Germany at TU Darmstadt. I have gained a lot of experience there, both academic and personal.

Appart from studying, I am interested in developing study materials on high school mathematics. My main motivation is that I would like to show the students that mathematics is not about memorizing algorithms. During the last years, I have been working for the publishing house Didaktis; most recently I became a coauthor of an advanced highschool textbook on complex numbers, matrices and basic calculus (published in April 2019). The previous textbook on progressions has been published in 2018. I was also involved in developing new interactive materials for Techambition; the aim is to encourage high school students to develope the mathematical concepts for themselves rather than to memorize them.