Video Hunter’s New Trophy
A search tool developed by Matfyz Computer Science students has scored another success, this time at the international competition ‘Video Browser Shutdown’.
A search tool developed by Matfyz Computer Science students has scored another success, this time at the international competition ‘Video Browser Shutdown’.
Timea Udvarhelyi studies Computer Science and is at present hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University.
It has been eight years since a unique collection of audio-visual recordings held by the USC Shoah Foundation was made available to the Czech public. These archival materials are being used by researchers, teachers, and students.
A year ago they achieved a historical milestone in artificial intelligence development. Martin Schmid and Matej Moravčík have been finishing their studies and since October they have been working on artificial intelligence for Google DeepMind enterprise in Canadian Edmonton.
The project supported by Operational Programme Prague – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic analyses and also simulates climate or weather conditions in our capital. Thanks to this project the quality of life of Prague citizens will improve.
The night before November 17th the oldest Czech foundation awarded meaningful personalities of local science. Apart from the others awarded, two representatives of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics were honoured.
The Fulbright-Masaryk program for a non-profit sector celebrated 10 years organizing a concert at the Lesser Town Refectory.
MODEST17, an international conference on astronomy, held at Charles University in Prague from September 18th until 22nd.
The National Heritage Institute awarded the best projects of monument conservation, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University was awarded twice. The preservation project of St. Wenceslas Rotunda won the category “value presentation” and also in public vote “Památky děkují”.
The start-up grant by European Research Council of total budget €920,000 goes to the Department of Chemical Physics and Optics to Dr. Jiří Klimeš. The grant is there to support his project focused on development of methods for materials modelling.
The Space Physics Group from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics participates in the development of the ESA Solar Orbiter spacecraft.
Shadasha Williams comes from New Jersey and now is one of the students who attend lectures at Lesser Town lecture rooms since last October.
On April 11 the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics welcomed one of the most prestigeous contemporary mathematicians. Prof. Cédric Villani gave a lecture called Of Particles, Stars and Eternity.
Monday April 3rd was the day when another Job Fair for Mathematics and Computer Science was held.
DeepStack the first computer program to outplay human professionals at heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker.
MATFUN and NanoCent, the two new research centres of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics that will examine and develop new materials for advanced applications, officially started at the beginning of February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New students of the English-taught programmes at MFF UK attended a welcome reception on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
At the end of June, German Lindau became the meeting place of Nobel Prize laureates and young scientists from all over the world. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss current issues in physics. The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics was represented by a young researcher Dominik Kriegner from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics.
The spring of 2016 was an important period of time for Charles University that got a new partner, University of Oregon (UO). A newly signed contract enables Czech students not only from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics to study at the American university for free. Also other academic members of the university will have the possibility to cooperate with their colleagues from abroad on a more intense level.
Students of the English program of General Computer Science Education succeeded in a contest of the best business idea Vodafone Nápad roku at the beginning of June. With their startup Locaid.me, they ended 2nd out of 171 teams.
The very first “speed-dating” event in history was held by Charles University on Tuesday May 24th 2016 in Faust House. The aim of this action was to contact scientists with people from the commercial sphere. Together 21 representatives of teams of scientists from the Faculty of Science, Third Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University met their partners from six companies of a life science area for discussion.
Together eight students in two teams of four represented the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University in the third year of the contest PLANCKS that took place in Romanian Bucharest from May 20th to May 23rd. Out of 23 teams from 15 different countries both Czech teams ended very well, one got the first prize, the other one won the third.
Prof. RNDr. Martin Vácha, CSc. from the prestigious Tokyo Institute of Technology was officially appointed the guest professor of Charles University and was given the decree at the meeting of Scientific Council of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.
On Thursday 24 March 2016 students from our faculty attended presentations organized by Barclays branch in Prague.
A complex interactive educational PC game Czechoslovakia 38–89 got The Dean of the Faculty’s Award for Representation and Promotion 2015. One of the reasons for this great success has been a wide interdisciplinary cooperation.
There could not be better conditions for unveiling the memorial plaque of Ernst Mach, an outstanding personality of Czech physicists. The whole act of unveiling the bust and a plate with basic biographic data took place within The 68th Academic Forum on a very sunny day in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Biophysicists for the first time observe how fluctuations in the antennas of photosynthetic organisms affect the energy transfer. The results of the study are published in this week’s edition of PNAS.
At the year-end of 2015 the Minister of Education awarded remarkable research results, experimental development, and innovations, as well as extraordinary students, graduates and their exceptional accomplishments. MFF UK was also awarded.
The students of MFF UK take annually part in a very prestigious contest ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest organized by a specialized company ACM and supported by IBM. Our students did very well in a regional round.
The range of companies working in close collaboration with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics expanded by another prominent member. Barclays Capital Services, a Czech subsidiary of the large multinational banking and financing group Barclays, joined the Matfyz Partnership Programme in a ceremonial contract signing.
The School of Mathematics MFF UK welcomed a foreign guest. Prof. Eva B. Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark) led a two-week course focused on inhomogeneous spatial point processes and presented her current research.
CITIA Roadmap Conference in Prague On Oct. 29/30, 2015, the Conversational Interaction Technology Innovation Alliance) organized jointly with the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance Network (META-NET the CITIA Roadmap Conference in Prague, locally hosted by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics at MFF UK.
New students of the English-taught programmes at MFF UK attended a welcome reception on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
The 27th edition of the doctoral Indian-Summer School, Graphene: the bridge between low- and high-energy physics, will begin on Monday September 14th, at 9 a.m., at the Faculty premises of Malostranske Namesti.
Charles University has announced an architectural contest for the building of two new research sites at Albertov, Prague. It’s the University’s largest building project in the center of Prague in the last hundred years.
The educational simulation Czechoslovakia 38–89: The Assassination developed by the experts from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, in cooperation with the Institute for Contemporary History of Czech Academy of Sciences, won the first prize in Games Learning Society Showcase 2015, a prestigious contest held in Madison, USA.
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.
On Wednesday, May 6, Dean of the faculty Jan Kratochvíl announced the new visiting professors. The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics is delighted to host the successful Czech mathematician, Prof. Vojtěch Rödl, from Emory University, and the computer science specialist from Simon Fraser University, Pavol Hell.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the HelenOS research operating system for the second time for its ESA Summer of Code in Space (ESA SOCIS 2015) stipend program.
In January 2015, Computer Graphics Group at MFF UK has started implementing the European research project DISTRO. Thanks to this research, we will be able to capture real objects and store them on a computer for the purpose of their sharing, editing, and fabrication (3D printing)
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics deeply regrets to report that full professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics and member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty prof. RNDr. Jiří Matoušek, DrSc., passed away on March 9, 2015, a day before his 52nd birthday.
On 16 January 2015, software company Red Hat signed a partnership agreement with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, ensuring the formalisation and further broadening of cooperation between the two.
A complex educational simulation Czechoslovakia 38–89 – developed by a team of experts from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, and from the Institute of Contemporary History of the ASCR – has made its way into the finals of the prestigious competition Serious Games Showcase & Challenge.
The Corporate Partnership Programme of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, has made a successful start with the recent accession of a German partner. In the following years, this cooperation will center on material science.
So, what is it actually like to study in Prague? Do you have to learn Czech? And what is, besides Czech beer, worth experiencing and seeing? Read through a brief interview with Benno Weck, an exchange student of Mathematical linguistics, who has spent one year in the heart of Europe at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
An exclusive one-off event (November 19th, 2014) for all programming enthusiasts that would like to look behind the curtains of a major IT company and the operator of the world largest social network.
On Saturday 7 June 2014 international students on the master’s programme in Mathematical Linguistics went with Stanislav Veselý from the Student Affairs Department on a day trip to the region of Křivoklátsko. This Protected Landscape Area has everything to offer – nature, history, architecture and adventure opportunities.
From May 23 to 25, the first edition of an international team contest PLANCKS took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Two teams competing on behalf of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics have placed third and eleventh.
A seminar called “Advancements of Silicon Nanophotonics I.,” which is a part of the new Czech-Japanese project, will take place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, on June 4, 2014.
This year's meeting of the European Particle Physics Communication Network (EPPCN) was hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and received a warm reception although taking place during the days devoted to the so-called Ice Saints.
On Tuesday April 29, 2014 the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics hosted a seminar with Mathew Wiener, Head of Analytics and Data Science Group from the newly build MSD IT Global Innovation Center in Prague.
For second time during this school year the students of „Matfyz“were invited for a short visit into IBM headquarters in Prague. The main purpose of this visit was to introduce internship program for upcoming summer period, a program suitable also for foreign students.
After a one-year hiatus, the Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics has been selected as a mentoring organization in the prestigious Google Summer of Code 2014 for its HelenOS research operating system.
Technically oriented students from all around the country gathered to attend a physics event organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics entitled A Day with Physics. Already at Karlov, a day full of lectures and practical demonstrations attracted 650 secondary school students. The engaging programme then continued in Troja.
The Lidové noviny newspaper has pointed out the cooperation between MFF UK and the commercial sector in the field of artificial intelligence. As the result of this, an extraordinary computer game is starting to take shape.
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics could not be missed at the PragoFFest fantasy and science fiction festival, where it made appearance with engaging experiments and demonstrations of computer games. The magic of physics and virtual worlds enchanted hundreds of visitors.
IBM's head office in Prague welcomed more than fourty MFF UK students to an informative event held on Friday, October 18, 2013. A wide range of cooperation opportunities was presented to the attendants.
First students of the newly opened English-taught programmes at MFF UK attended a welcome reception on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
The meeting is held in Prague on October 21 through 23, 2013 and is convened by the CLARIN ERIC executive board and it is organized and hosted by UFAL MFF.
Interview with prof. Regine Willumeit, coordinator of the European Marie Curie Actions project MagnIM, about special alloys, multicultural science and merged research fields. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, also participates in this project.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, grants one scholarship to a highly qualified applicant in the Master's Programme in Computer Science, study branch Mathematical Linguistics (language of instruction: English).
A discovery of Czech physicists published in Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. The work combines relativistic quantum-mechanics with the photo-effect, a phenomenon which is at the very heart of semiconductor opto-electronics, and with the spin-torque which is the key phenomenon for spintronics and magnetic memories.
Try to imagine the world without reproduced music, life without mobile devices or an internet connection. Maybe it is impossible for you. We talk about simple physical principles materialized in the complex technology in the section Do You Know Why…?, prepared in collaboration with Czech TV.
Pleasant, uncluttered and modern environment provides the website of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, UK. The new design is supposed to be the first step to deeper changes in faculty communication outside and inside. Motivation, expectations, and personal observations brings an interview with Dean prof. Jan Kratochvil.
The third anniversary meeting was being held in the presence of the representatives of Charles University in Prague, the University of Southern California and the Association of Jewish Refugees.
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, draws on its high reputation in the international arena and introduces a prestigious course in computer science in English.
The students have the opportunity to learn a mobile application development for the three modern mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) and are guided by experienced software engineers from a well-known software house Inmite.
Research of our PhD student on water cycle on Jupiter’s moon Europa attracted the attention of the world media.