On Monday, January 30, 2017 the seventh annual meeting of the Malach Centre for Visual History took place in Prague‘s Lesser Town. We witnessed the presentation of several projects, which came into existence with the support of the centre in the past period.
Doc. Jana Kalbáčová Vejpravová from the Department of Condensed Matter Physic at MFF UK acquired five-year support in total amount of EUR 1.5 million from the European Research Council for her work with spin-hybrids.
Prof. Jan Malý of the Department of Mathematical Analysis at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University was honoured by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and was appointed a Foreign Member.
In June we informed our readers about a very interesting project LocAid.me that was the second in a startup contest of the best business idea “Vodafone’s Nápad Roku”. The reason for this was simple: our students were more than involved in the contest, especially those who study the English programme of General Computer Science Education.
SUSE, a multinational company that creates well-known Linux distributions openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise and various other open source products, took up the current plentiful cooperation and became a new strategic partner in a partnership programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.
Memorandum of Understanding between the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University and the Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City will enable students and the academic workers to participate in an exchange program.
A student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics spoke to us not only about his project Locaid.me, but also about entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic and the USA, his studies at Stanford University, and his reasons for deciding to teach Czech seniors how to work with computers.
The House for Professed in the Lesser Town quarter in Prague hosted a conference devoted to Norway Grants and their implementation in the Czech Republic within the years 2009 – 2014.
American Physical Society (APS) awarded Prof. Jiří Bičák a prestigious title Fellow. Only 0.5 % of all members of the society can be honoured with this title.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University is honoured to welcome a prominent guest in the academic year 2016/2017. Professor Mark A. Novotny from the Mississippi State University will teach at the faculty thanks to the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Program.
The 39th world finals of the academic programming contest, ACM ICPC, took place in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh between May 16th and 21st, 2015. The Charles University team, composed of three students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics — Filip Hlásek, Miroslav Olšák and Štěpán Šimsa — was one of the 128 participating teams.