CU’s Martin Hora: co-author of study published in “Journal of Human Evolution”

Anthropologists at Charles University and colleagues from three American universities recently published the findings of a joint-study examining dehydration and persistence hunting by modern humans’ predecessor Homo erectus. In the study, the team created a complex mathematical model simulating persistence hunting by Homo erectus (who lived up to two million years ago), surmising hunters could not have run more than five and a half hours without drinking water. The results were published in the Journal of Human Evolution.

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Jan Velinger, 27 January 2020


Primus Day an opportunity to learn about top projects

Astrophysicist Ondřej Pejcha completed his doctorate at Ohio State University in 2013 but for the scientist that was just the beginning. Pejcha became a postdoc at Princeton, one of the most prestigious of universities in the United States, and clinched a stipend from NASA. His area of study? The interaction of binary stars.

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Martin Rychlík, 10 January 2020


Reviving Sark Norman

The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel and what is special about them is that most have retained their original Norman language.

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Jitka Jiřičková, 12 December 2019


Sixty Years Ago: Czech chemist J.Heyrovský was awarded the Nobel Prize

December 10 marks exactly sixty years that Czech scientist and inventor Jaroslav Heyrovský was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His main area of work was in polarography. Associate Professor Jiří Barek discusses the chemist’s success and invaluable contribution.

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Marcela Úhlíková, 10 December 2019


France’s Minister of State for European Affairs looks back on Europe since ‘89

France’s Minister of State for European Affairs, Amélie de Montchalin, gave a lecture at the Carolinum on Thursday entitled “30 years after 1989 - Can Europe keep its promise of peace, prosperity and freedom?”. Rector Tomáš Zima, the Vice-Rector for Research, Jan Konvalinka, and the Vice-Rector for Education, Radka Wildová, were the top university representatives present.

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Valerie Stupnikova, 29 November 2019


Czechs mark 30th anniversary of Velvet Revolution

Across the country, Czechs have been marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, as well as commemorating student Jan Opletal and students and professors murdered by the Nazis on the same date 50 years earlier.

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Jan Velinger with additional reporting by Valerie Stupniková, 17 November 2019


How Václav Havel turned into a Leader

For thirty years, Vladimír Hanzel was Václav Havel’s personal secretary, including his entire term as president. They met in 1986, brought together by a shared love of music. They also lived through the turbulent days of November 1989 together, which Hanzel recalled.

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Jiří Novák, Martin Rychlík, 15 November 2019


A journey into the world of knowledge

The events of November 1989 brought about a number of changes at Charles University.

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Lucie Kettnerová, Martin Rychlík , 15 November 2019






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