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Astrophysicist Ondřej Pejcha completed his doctorate at Ohio State University in 2013 but for the scientist that was just the beginning.

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Martin Rychlík, 10 January 2020


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


Nineteenth annual Science and Technology Week underway

The 2019 Week of Science and Technology, the biggest festival of its kind in the Czech Republic, organised by the Czech Academy of Sciences, got underway on Monday, kicking off more than 700 events. Included are lectures, workshops exhibitions, screenings, and experiments – at venues across the country. A large part of the programme will take place in Prague, including at participating faculties at Charles University.

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Jan Velinger, 12 November 2019


Three CU scientists receive Neuron Awards

Eight scientists – three of them from Charles University – received Neuron Awards at an official ceremony at the National Museum this week.

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Jan Velinger, 7 November 2019


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






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