|Died||12 November 1999(aged 66)|
|Education||Charles University in Prague|
|Known for||Šidák correction|
Early life and educationEdit
Beginning in 1956, and continuing until his death, Šidák was a researcher in the mathematical department of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and spent several years as head of the Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics.
During his life, Šidák held posts as a visiting faculty member at the University of Stockholm, University of North Carolina, Moscow State University, Michigan State University, and others. He also served as chief editor of the scholarly journal Applications of Mathematics.
In 1958 Šidák married Krista Štěpničková. They had two sons and a daughter.