Scientists receive Neuron Awards

November 12, 2019

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

The Neuron Awards, founded 10 years ago by Czech business leader Karel Janeček and run by the Neuron Fund, recognise outstanding work by young scientists. Over 10  years, 85 individuals have received the honour, with funding reaching an overall sum of 66 million crowns (the equivalent of around 2.8 million US dollars).

Neuron Award recipients from Faculty of Mathematics and Physics:

Ondřej Pejcha, Ph. D., is an astrophysicist and recipient last year of a prestigious ERC grant for his work on supernovae and interactions between binary stars that play a role in the formation of celestial objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

RNDr. Martin Balko, Ph. D., is a senior assistant professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He successfully focussed on several mathematical problems in combinatorics that scientists has tried for years to solve.

Jan Velinger, iForum