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Simulated galaxies without dark matter
May 10, 2019

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.

Czech Republic joins FAIR as “Aspirant Partner”
April 10, 2019

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.

Abundance of magneto-elastic functionalities
March 21, 2019

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.

Digital Exoplanets
February 7, 2019

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.

Star cluster modelling stars in Prague
February 1, 2019

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.

American students fancy Czech universities
January 15, 2019

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.

Jaroslav Nešetřil Received ERC Synergy Grant
October 23, 2018

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.

Europa Nostra Award 2018 presented to St. Wenceslas Rotunda in Prague
October 4, 2018

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.

Chess Player Kriebel a World University Champion
September 21, 2018

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.

Cycling Saves the Day for Efficient, Reliable and Powerful Heat Engines
September 17, 2018

Investigation of new ways of building efficient, powerful and reliable heat engines is one of the most significant tasks in physics and engineering.

Matfyz is hosting a summer school on gravity
September 7, 2018

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.

Matfyz gets prestigious ERC starting grant
July 27, 2018

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

Nobel Prize winner in physics was giving a lecture at Matfyz
June 29, 2018

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.

Antonio Zampolli Prize for Prof. Eva Hajičová
June 18, 2018

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.

St. Wenceslas Rotunda Wins Europa Nostra Heritage Award
May 15, 2018

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.

Prof. Heuer received Honorary Doctorate at Charles University
April 10, 2018

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.