January 26, 2024

The cover page of the current issue of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics highlights research by scientists from Charles University and their colleagues from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg dealing with properties of cerium oxide nanoparticles in the alkaline electrolyte.

The inaugural session of the new Colloquium of the School of Mathematics
December 15, 2023

The School of Mathematics at Matfyz has launched a new series of colloquium talks, informally called the „Karlín Colloquium“. The primary aim of this initiative is to feature speakers who present their research in a manner accessible to the entire School of Mathematics. Additionally, the colloquium serves as a venue for people from different departments to meet and socialize during post-lecture refreshments.

Material genetics will be pursued by the AMULET project
November 29, 2023

Multiscale materials are assembled from different types of nanomaterials, which themselves have unusual properties. By combining and integrating them into higher-order hierarchies, smart matter with unique functionalities and surprising applications in many different fields can be obtained. A consortium of eight partners from academia and research, led by the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has received financial support from the Programme Johannes Amos Comenius of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Specifically, it was the Excellent Research Call aimed at supporting research with the potential for excellent results applicable in practice.

Satellite project M-MATISSE selected for Phase A
November 9, 2023

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three final satellite projects for the new medium-class mission (M7): M-Matisse, Plasma Observatory, and Theseus. Based on detailed studies in the upcoming Phase A, one project will be chosen for realization, with a planned launch scheduled for post-2035.

Professor Eva Hajičová recognised by the British Academy
October 30, 2023

Professor Eva Hajičová has been awarded the 2023 Neil and Saras Smith Medal for her work in theoretical, computational and corpus linguistics, with a focus on semantics and discourse structure.

University spin-off goes beyond the boundaries of contemporary 3D printing
October 11, 2023

Charles University, on behalf of its subsidiary Charles University Innovations Prague a.s. (CUIP), establishes a spin-off company Additive Appearance s.r.o., which launches a unique software for reliable simulation of 3D models for 3D printing. At a time when designers and engineers are increasingly using 3D printing to create physical prototypes for their designs, this offers a simple way to print the resulting prototype with maximum similarity to the final product.

Matfyz Will Participate in the Top Research within the P JAC
August 29, 2023

The Johannes Amos Comenius Programme will support 15 research projects whose aim is to bring practical results to society and Matfyz is a co-investigator of several of them.

The Quest for Room-Temperature Superconductivity
August 15, 2023

In the landscape of scientific exploration, few discoveries have held as much promise and mystery as LK-99. Named after its discoverers Sukbae Lee and Ji-Hoon Kim and the year of its discovery in 1999, LK-99 emerged as a potential breakthrough in the field of superconductivity. Its purported ability to exhibit superconductivity at room temperature and ambient pressure tantalized researchers and engineers with visions of revolutionary technological advancements.

French Embassy Honours Matfyz Students
June 27, 2023

Last Thursday, the French Embassy in the Czech Republic awarded PhD students from all around the Czech Republic for their scientific contributions. The laureates this year include two PhD students from Matfyz.

Characterising a Cleaner Way to Produce Ammonia
June 22, 2023

In a recent study, published in the scientific journal Advanced Materials, a research group that included scientists from the Charles University described in detail a novel and sustainable synthesis method for ammonia.

Solving a 20-year Math Mystery to Receive the Gödel Prize
June 15, 2023

“It is an unprecedented success,” says Martin Loebl, the head of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, regarding Hans Raj Tiwary, who has been awarded the Gödel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of computer science.

Reinhard Genzel on Galaxies and Massive Black Holes
April 25, 2023

Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Reinhard Genzel visited Prague. As a guest of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, he gave two public lectures and took part on a public discussion.

How to Study Programming Systems
April 20, 2023

Researchers from University of Kent and Charles University succeeded with their paper about programming systems on the <Programming> 2023 conference in Tokio.

Closer Look at Actinides
April 13, 2023

The prestigious journal Reports on Progress in Physics published a new study dealing with the interaction of actinides with hydrogen and the physical properties of actinide hydrides. Scientists, who collaborated on the review article, come from Matfyz, the Institute of Physics of the CAS and the University of Ostrava.

Hybrid 2D Material Promises Improvements in Optical Devices and Quantum Computers
March 29, 2023

A new type of two-dimensional material that emits structured light has been created by scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University and the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of Czech Academy of Sciences. A material with unique properties can improve the density of information in optical communication and increase the polarization sensitivity of optoelectronic devices, displays and sensors that are needed for new generation computers. The study was published in the ACS Nano Journal.

Separated at Last
March 28, 2023

Scientists at the Universities of Würzburg and Ottawa and Charles University in Prague have solved the decades-old problem of distinguishing between single and multiple light excitations. They present their new method in the journal Nature.


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