Nobel laureate Kip Thorne at Charles University

It has been more than three years since scientists used the LIGO system or Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory for the first time in history directly observe gravitational waves. The stunning discovery confirmed predictions Albert Einstein made with his theory of general relativity almost a hundred years earlier.

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Jan Velinger, 16 May 2019


New visions in knowledge and technology transfer

The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (CPPT) and Charles University Innovations Prague s.r.o. (CUIP) will host the 7th National Conference on Knowledge and Technology Transfer on May 15, 2019 at Prague’s Orea Pyramida Hotel, dovetailing with the Via Carolina Fair on May 16, an innovations fair at the Kino Dlabačov movie theatre (located at the same address in Prague 6).

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Jan Velinger, 15 May 2019


The blue-green world of deep-sea fish

An international team of scientists, including lead co-author Zuzana Musilová from the CU Faculty of Science, recently discovered that some deep-sea fish possess a unique set of photosensitive pigments that probably enable some form of colour vision, even at great depths.

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Michal Anderle, 10 May 2019


150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table

“You hear lots of good ideas over a lifetime but when an idea becomes reality, that’s truly exceptional,” is how Jiří Zima, dean of Charles University’s Faculty of Science, sums up the installation of an exceptional interactive Periodic Table at the Chemistry Institute found in Albertov in Prague.

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Marcela Uhlíková, Photography: Petr Jan Juračka, 18 March 2019


Jan Laco: Pathology isn’t a 100% science - of course like everything in medicine

Most people are just going to work when Professor Jan Laco analyses his first morning surgical specimens and examines microscopic findings. As the head of the molecular pathology laboratory at the Fingerland Department of Pathology, in addition to routine diagnostics, he specialises in prognostic investigation and predictive markers for cancer.

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Petra Köppl, 7 March 2019


Shorebirds as an indicator of climate change impact

Recent doctoral graduate Vojtěch Kubelka at Charles University, Prague, is the lead author of an article in the magazine Science that describes trends in the predation of shorebirds nests with relation to climate change. The article by the six-member international team was part of his dissertation, which he defended in September at the Department of Ecology, at Charles University in Prague.

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Michal Andrle, 9 November 2018


Caffeinated beverages in 16th century Bohemia

Anyone interested in the history of hot chocolate, tea and coffee would be thrilled to sit down with Karel Černý - the head of Prague’s Institute of Medicine and Foreign Languages at Charles University's First Faculty of Medicine - as we did. Barring that, the next best thing may be to pick up his soon to be published history about caffeinated beverages in Central Europe

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Jan Velinger, 10 October 2018


(Dis)believing Czechia. The experts from the Faculty of Science created the Atlas of Religions

The researchers from the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, have just finished a unique project. Experts and general public can now take a look at dozens of maps created by the team, and learn about the regional distribution of religious beliefs in Czechia as self-declared by the citizens after 1989.

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Helena Zdráhalová, 30 January 2018






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