The Colloquium ‘Stages of Ethnic and Nationalist Violence: Perspectives of the Global “North” and “South”’, which took place on 1 November 2019 at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, succeeded in bringing together researchers and practitioners from various institutions and introducing cases of ethnic violence occurring in parts of the world that may usually escape the focus of public and scientific discourses dominating the transatlantic space.
Eight scientists – three of them from Charles University – received Neuron Awards at an official ceremony at the National Museum in Prague.
The European spacecraft has successfully passed last tests at the IABG test centre near Munich. Electronics from Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, is also on-board. During oncoming weeks the spacecraft will be transported to Cape Canaveral in Florida, US, to be launched towards the Sun in February 2020.
Jindřich Libovický from the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics got Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize.
Dr. Stanislav Valenta from the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University was awarded in the competition of research works organized by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic.
The best research works in computational science were awarded the Fourier Prize in Prague at the end of June.
A prestigeous publisher Springer awarded a MathPhys graduate Dr. Peter Kúš. His dissertation thesis was published within a series of “Springer Theses – Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research”.
Five top universities in the Czech Republic have joined forces in founding the Association of Czech Research Universities. Members expect the newly-minted organisation will help them compete among the very best when it comes to international research and education. Four of five rectors signed the agreement in Prague on Tuesday.
The cover of a leading chemical journal, The Journal of Materials Chemistry A highlighted a study by scientists from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Charles University, Prague, identifying, at the atomic level, the mechanisms contributing to the long term stability and high activity of industrially relevant catalysts.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports submitted official application on behalf of the Czech Republic for joining the European Research Infrastructure Consortium DARIAH ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities). The large research infrastructure LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ, hosted by the Charles University, will become the Czech national coordinator of research activities developed within the DARIAH ERIC.
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics is saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Petr Sgall, DrSc, dr. h. c. mult. aged 93, a long-term member of the School of Computer Science of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the founder of the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, who passed away on May 28, 2019 in Prague.
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.