According to the standard model of cosmology, most galaxies contain a great amount of dark matter. Astrophysicists of the Charles University in Prague postulated that both galaxies dominated by dark matter and galaxies lacking dark matter have to exist. An international team of scientists, also including Charles University, now verified this so-called dual dwarf galaxy theorem with one of the most modern galaxy evolution simulations. The results are in disagreement with observations and challenge the standard model of cosmology. The study will appear in the Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics and is already available online.
It is a significant moment for the FAIR-Project: A new partner comes aboard. The FAIR international laboratory welcomes the Czech Republic as new partner state.
An international team from the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Technical University of Munich led by Dr. Petr Cermak (now Charles University of Prague) shed unexpected new light on the abundance of magnetoelastic interactions in solids. Using inelastic neutron scattering on a single crystal of the rare-earth intermetallic compound CeAuAl3 revealed, that electron-phonon interaction can lead to creation of the new states in the matter, even in the case of small and hard to measure interactions.
The Astronomical Institute of the Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) together with University College London (United Kingdom) hosted the workshop "Digital Exoplanets". The meeting took place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Malostranske namesti from January 27 to 30.
Dr. Sverre Aarseth of Cambridge University in England counts as the most renown computational stellar-dynamicist and the Astronomical Institute of Charles University hosted an international conference in his honour in December 2018.
The Czech Republic is one of the top 25 countries where the Americans head for studies. According to the report of the Institute of International Education there were nearly 5,000 American students in the Czech Republic and the country was ranked the 13th in the world and the 7th in the European ranking.
The worldwide recognized mathematician Jaroslav Nešetřil and his Hungarian colleagues from Eötvös Loránd University and Central European University in Budapest will study a mathematical theory of dynamic networks, which today influences all fields of science and technology.
The conservation project of St. Wenceslas Rotunda in Prague, winner of an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2018, Europe’s top honour in the field, was celebrated on 28 September at its premises.
The 22 year old student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, achieved the greatest success of his life when he got 6.5 points out of 9 games in Aracaju, Brazil and in the last round he beat the favoured Daniel Sadzikowski from Poland.
Investigation of new ways of building efficient, powerful and reliable heat engines is one of the most significant tasks in physics and engineering.
The summer school Gravity@Prague 2018 focuses on various aspects of the description of the gravitational interaction in different contexts stretching from cosmology to quantum gravity. It is beginning on Monday September 10 in lecture hall T1 in the Troja campus.
Ondřej Pejcha has received prestigious ERC Starting grant awarded by European Research Council. Funds will greatly boost current research project focusing on the interactions of binary stars
Prof. Serge Haroche, the 2012 Nobel Prize winner in physics, lectured in the refectory of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University at the Lesser Town Square on Thursday June 21st. Prof. Haroche and two other French Nobel Prize winners spent a day at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics during their stay in Prague.
Prof. Eva Hajičová of the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, was awarded a prestigeous prize given by European Language Resources Association.
This year, the preservation project of St. Wenceslas Rotunda, implemented by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, found itself among the winners of the most prestigious European award for monument preservation.
A week ago in the Big Assembly hall of Karolinum, Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer received an academic degree Doctor Honoris Causa for extraordinary scientific achievement and significant contribution to research development in cooperation with Charles University.