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Fyzikální Ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. (FZU; in English: Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences) is a public research institute, oriented on the fundamental and applied research in physics. The founder of the institute is The Czech Academy of Sciences.

The present research programme of the Institute comprises five branches of physics: particle physics, the physics of condensed matter, solid state physics, optics and plasma physics. It also corresponds to the way how the institute is divided into major research divisions.

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Monday, 16.04.2018

Discoveries made by the international team of the ASPIN project lead by Tomáš Jungwirth from the Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences have attracted worldwide attention. In order to create a new type of memory its members have used antiferromagnets, materials that had never before been considered for these purposes - not even theoretically.

Friday, 19.01.2018

Scientists from Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Palacky University in Olomouc, in collaboration with colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing University, have made significant progress in imaging water molecules. Scientists have developed a new method to achieve submolecular resolution of weakly...

Friday, 22.09.2017

In a paper published in Science on 22 September 2017, the Pierre Auger Collaboration reports observational evidence demonstrating that cosmic rays with energies a million times greater than that of the protons accelerated in the Large Hadron Collider come from much further away than from our own Galaxy. Ever...

Tuesday, 12.09.2017, Dušan Mandát, Petr Trávníček

On Thursday, 31 August, 2017, a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the SST-1M, recorded its first events originating from space, while undergoing testing at the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ-PAN) in Krakow, Poland. The SST-1M is proposed as one of CTA’s Small-Sized...

Monday, 04.09.2017, Irena Kratochvílová

Experts from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and Westinghouse have developed a new method of surface protection of zirconium cladded fuel elements that involves gas phase deposition of anti-corrosive polycrystalline diamond (PCD)....

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