The Institute of Physics celebrates 70 years of its existence. On 1 January 1954, the direct predecessor of the FZU, the Institute of Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences was founded. On this page, you will find events that await us in 2023 and 2024, interesting facts and bits of the history of the FZU and other related information. We are continuously updating the information.
- 24. 11. 2023
Festive meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of FZU (Rudolfinum)
Reservations are closed.
Talks on the history and future of FZU
A series of talks on the development and future outlook of the most important research areas at FZU. The five discipline-specific lectures will be followed by a final lecture summarizing the history and future of FZU by the Director Michael Prouza.
The lectures will be held in English at Slovanka's new lecture hall. The lectures are aimed primarily at the professional public, including current and former FZU employees. Please see more information under each link and reserve your place in the booking system in time.
- Wed 11. 10., 11 am
70 Years of Elementary Particle Physics at FZU
- Fri 20. 10., 11 am
Roots of Solid State Physics at Slovanka
- Tue 31. 10., 11 am
Several Views on the Beginnings of Solid State Physics at Cukrovarnická
- Tue 7. 11., 11 am
Quantum Optics, Thin Films, and Biochips - A Historical Journey
- Mon 13. 11., 11 am
The History of Laser Research at FZU
- Mon 20. 11., 11 am
70 years of FZU - development of the institute, key scientific topics, personalities and directors
- Wed 11. 10., 11 am
Laboratory tours in the FZU buildings
Come and see how the laboratories you have worked in have been transformed and visit the newest laboratories at FZU.
Tours directly follow the lectures on the dates listed above. Excursions are limited due to the size of the laboratories, please book your place in the booking system in time.
- 21. 2. 2023
ELI: 15 years of “Extreme Light” | From its inception to a truly international infrastructure for excellent science
more information | report from the event
Take a look at how the Institute was founded and how it evolved.
Do you have photos, documents, or other resources on the history of FZU? If you are willing to provide us with copies or originals, we would appreciate it if you contact us at pr [at] fzu [dot] cz or +420 266 052 124.