Ján Minác was born in Bratislava in the former Czechoslovakia in 1953. He completed his studies with a B.S. degree from Commenius University in 1976 the an RNDr degree (equivalent to the M.A. degree) from Commenius University in 1977. After working in the Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Bratislava (1976-1982), he studied at Queen’s University, Canada, for his Ph.D. degree, earning it in 1986. He was partially supported as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (1987-1989). Since 1989, he has been working at the University of Western Ontario, where he serves now as a Professor. Current interests include Galois theory, the Bloch-Kato conjecture and its relations with the structure of absolute Galois groups, algebraic number theory, representation theory and its interactions with algebraic geometry and algebraic topology.
Biography Updated on 29 June 2011