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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A team of three students from Matfyz represented Charles University at the global finals of the prestigious ICPC Competition (International Collegiate Programming Contest).
Mathematician Libor Barto from the Department of Algebra of CUNI MFF, together with Michael Pinsker from Vienna and Manuel Bodirsky from Dresden, won ERC grant to collaborate on research on the complexity of computing problems.
European Project FOCI on „Non-CO2 Forcers and Their Climate, Weather, Air Quality and Health Impacts“ has started.
The space mission called LVICE2 with scientific instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences, CTU and MFF CUNI will bring deeper knowledge of the space environment around the Moon and help in planning future missions to the Solar System. The satellite, completely manufactured in the Czech Republic, should launch in 2026 at the latest.
The cover of the May issue of ACS Catalysis is highlighting research by scientists from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and from National Research Council – Istituto Officina dei Materiali in Trieste, Italy, on the dynamics of precious metal nanoparticles in so-called single-atom catalysts.
On May 31 the faculty computing cluster Chimera will officially open for access to all members of the faculty. This will be followed on June 3 by a faculty-wide introductory training.
On the micrometer scale deformation properties of metals change profoundly: the smooth and continuous behaviour of bulk materials is often replaced by jerky flow due to random strain bursts of various sizes. The reason for this behaviour is the complex intermittent redistribution of lattice dislocations (that are line-like ctystal defects responsible for the irreversible deformation of crystalline materials) upon external loading that is also the cause of the formation of the uneven step-like surface upon deformation.
Physicists Tim Verhagen and Martin Kozák have received ERC Starting Grant supporting their individual research. Tim Verhagen, originally from the Netherlands, is examining layered materials, i.e., as he claims with exaggeration, some kind of 2D sandwiches. Martin Kozák is researching new possibilities of electron microscopy allowing the scanning of electrons’ movement in substances possessing high spatial and temporal resolution.
Researchers from the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics have developed in record time a publicly available automatic translator between Czech and Ukrainian. The aim of the project is to help refugees from Ukraine overcome the language barrier and facilitate their communication in the Czech environment.
Ondřej Dušek from the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics received a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his research on natural language generation. The aim of his project is to create a universal generator of a natural language that will learn from only a few examples and will not make mistakes. At some time in the future, the output of his work could be the voice assistant Alexa in Czech language.