Our graduates| Stanislav Mach

Stanislav Mach

* 1992


Jan Kepler Grammar School, graduated in 2012


The University of Warwick - Mathematics, started in 2012



Favourite subjects

Mathematics, Physics, languages, Computer Science


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Interests and hobbies

Music, sports, chess, hiking in the mountains

Student resume

I come from Prague where I spent the last eight years in serenity at the Jan Kepler Grammar School. I was initially looking at a variety subjects, but step by step I developed symptoms of liking mathematics, which slowly yet inevitably turned into a sense of purpose in life (as much as I hate pigeonholing) that has brought me, among other things, to two summer camps in the US.

Despite my passion for mathematics, I have always valued the versatility of the ‘renaissance’ ideal, which is why I alternately dwell in the multidimensional and complex abstract spaces and in the world of music in a multitude of ways, most of which involve my acoustic guitar. In order to rise to the ancient Greek ideals, I also go jogging, take a yoga lesson now and then, and occasionally I go kicking (the ball that is). The rare moments when I do none of the above are when I savor sips of green tea and think about the immortality of the crab.

Focusing on mathematics after high school was my early plan, and the inspiration for the UK was provided by my internship at Oundle School, which I won and took while in my sixth year. The original dream soon proved to be a long distance run with many hurdles, but at this point things finally look like I will study mathematics at the University of Warwick beginning in October, thanks to a major financial contribution from The Kellner Family Foundation. It might seem that I am approaching my goal, but the opposite is true: this is just the beginning.

In the fashion of all the other blogs out there, let me add my e-mail address (standa.mach@gmail.com) where you can write to me at any time.

Stanislav Mach

All articles

1. July 2016

What Makes A Maths Degree

It did not take long to pack everything up. And there it was. Four years of my life in a few...

2. March 2016

Now What

The second term of my final year slowly comes to an end and leaves me wondering how four years...

9. November 2015

The Final Lap

As autumn slowly declines towards winter, the rapid pace of the fourth year is getting even...

29. June 2015

Divide et impera

In summer term (April to June), we don’t have any lectures or classes, just exams towards the...

28. February 2015

How To Do Science

Spring has been knocking on the door as the second term slowly comes to an end, which from...

14. November 2014

How I Finally Got Mudguards

The mathematics of my summer research project was followed by...

1. July 2014


I was thinking about the theory of Markov chains when the house was suddenly filled with a...

3. March 2014

How to be a mathematician

With storms battering Britain, the days in Warwickshire gently pass undisturbed as we slowly...

17. November 2013


Due to limited space in residential halls, most students at Warwick live off campus in their...

1. July 2013

The Power of an Idea

I had just finished my last exam this year and happy with the ongoing studies, I went to watch...

1. March 2013

Partial Sum

Having solved all the (non)mathematical problems in the first term, I thought the second one...

19. November 2012

Problem-solving realtime

I do not expect myself to be either the first or the last one to arrive at a university campus...

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