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May 7, 2021

It has been known since the early 2000s that the troposphere of our planet is expanding because of climate change. At the same time, it has been hypothesized that the Stratosphere (the part of the atmosphere between 20 km and 60 km) should contract, something that was partially due to the loss of the ozone layer.

Matfyz Physicists Detailed Quantum Turbulence
April 23, 2021

In a new study published in the prestigious American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from Matfyz in collaboration with a colleague from New York University, summarize experimental findings on quantum turbulence from the past few decades. Their work should, among other things, contribute to a better understanding of fluid turbulence as such, which is considered the last unsolved problem in classical physics.

Study Physics in Prague: There Is No Science Without Students
April 12, 2021

In 2021 Matfyz is opening a new English Master programme, and international students thus have a chance to study physics at one the most prestigious universities in central Europe. What do students and teachers think about our new programme? How difficult is the study? How expensive it might be? And what can you get from studying at Matfyz?

Marie Píchová: Women have doors open to Microsoft
April 1, 2021

Software engineer Marie Píchová spent ten years researching technologies around toll gates. But two years ago, Microsoft recruited her to its team. “I'm learning a lot of new things, that I haven't experienced for long time,” says Marie, an alumnus, and our new faculty mentor.

Siemens Awarded Matfyz Graduates
March 26, 2021

Markéta Bocková and Libor Šmejkal, graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the UK, took the prestigious Werner von Siemens Awards. Both succeeded in the category of best dissertations, Dr Bocková also won an award for best scientific work written by a woman.

#ChooseToChallenge as a Theme of 2021 International Women’s Day
March 9, 2021

The 11th of February has become The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the 8th of March is celebrated worldwide as The International Women’s Day and March turned into Month of Women’s History in many countries all over the world. Hence, it seems to be perfect time to present and appreciate our smart scientists, who achieved to fulfil this year’s IWD theme #ChooseToChallenge. Let’s get inspired by their contributions to science.

Become Master of Physics at Charles University!
January 27, 2021

The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics is finally opening English Master studies of Physics! Added to this, the program is going to accept new students already from the following winter semester 2021!

Charles University has defended successfully its position in the Best Global Universities ranking
October 21, 2020

Charles University has defended its international position among the world's top research-oriented universities. In the Best Global Universities ranking it has been ranked as the 210th best university. In addition, it ranked among the top 100 in subjects such as mathematics, physics, botany, and zoology.

Ivan Netuka, dean emeritus, died
October 14, 2020

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics announces with deep sorrow the passing away, on October 14, 2020, of prof. RNDr. Ivan Netuka, DrSc., professor of Charles University and dean emeritus of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.

New Dean's Inauguration
September 10, 2020

Associate professor Mirko Rokyta has been inaugurated as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He replaced Prof. Jan Kratochvíl, the previous head of the faculty.

CUNI MFF opened new pavilion IMPAKT
June 10, 2020

A new pavilion, which significantly extended the educational and research base of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, was opened on Tuesday June 9th, 2020.

New stage play written by artificial intelligence coming soon
May 4, 2020

Dr. Rudolf Rosa from the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University got a two-year-long subsidy to work on a project that links artificial intelligence and theatre. His team will create two stage plays by which he will show how much the artificial intelligence can do itself and what are its limitations.

ESA Solar Orbiter first observed solar wind
April 17, 2020

Heliospheric probe Solar Orbiter with electronics from Matfyz onboard sent its first observations of solar wind particles with a unique time resolution.

Prof. Robin Thomas
April 3, 2020

Prof. Robin Thomas, one of the internationally best known and most respected Czech mathematicians, died of a long-term illness on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was 57 years old.

Remembering Robin Thomas
April 1, 2020

Prof. Robin Thomas, one of the internationally best known and the most respected Czech mathematicians, died of a long lasting illness on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was 57 years old.

Cooperation with Brown extended
March 31, 2020

On March 24, 2020 an extended version of Inter-University Agreement between Charles University and a member of the Ivy League, the prestigious Brown University (Providence, USA), was signed.