Large research infrastructure MGML (Materials Growth & Measurement Laboratory), which operates at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University and whose partner institution is Institute of Physics of Czech Academy of Science, has become part of the prestigious network of European laboratories focused on research of materials in magnetic fields, led by EMFL – European Magnetic Field Laboratory.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.