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.

Lightnings on Jupiter Pulse Like Discharges on Earth
May 24, 2023

New data from the Juno probe show that lightnings on Jupiter are similar in nature to Earth's. The study of the international team led by the scientists from the Department of Space Physics of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of CAS and the Department of Surface and Plasma Science of the CUNI MFF was published in May by the journal Nature Communications.

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.

PhD Matfyz Student Elected to New EMS Young Academy
March 9, 2023

The EMS Young Academy (EMYA), established this year by the European Mathematical Society (EMS) to support young mathematicians from Europe, elected its first members. Among them is the representative of Matfyz dr. Hana Turčinová from the Department of Mathematical Analysis.

New Era of SERS and TERS Spectroscopy in the Nanometric Scale
February 13, 2023

The journal Chemical Reviews published an extensive study on new directions and perspectives of spectroscopic methods SERS and TERS. The main authors of the article are Professor Marek Procházka from the Institute of Physics of Charles University and Professor Yukihiro Ozaki from the Japanese Kwansei Gakuin University.

The Malach Centre for Visual History Has Been Open to the Public for 13 Years
February 1, 2023

The Malach Centre for Visual History at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of CUNI MFF has been open to researchers and the public already for 13 years. At a conference held on January 30, 2023, in the Refectory in Malá Strana, its coordinators summed up the activities so far and outlined upcoming plans.

Nanomedicine with an Invisible Switch
December 29, 2022

The November issue of Advanced Functional Materials highlights research by scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, regarding the design of a drug delivery system in the form of very small cerium oxide particles encapsulated in silica-based nanoparticles. This system can "smartly" react to the environment and release its cargo (cerium oxide particles) in a precisely determined environment due to the influence of radical forms of oxygen.

International Student Workshop Presented Interdisciplinary Applications of Mathematics
November 29, 2022

In mid-November, the Student Workshop on Applied Mathematics took place at Matfyz. The three-day international event, organised by Matfyz students in cooperation with students from Heidelberg and Copenhagen, brought closer the application of mathematics across disciplines.


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