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The Lumina Quaeruntur Premium is to provide financial support for prospective researchers to set up their own research team for a period of up to five years. The Academy of Sciences presented the programme and its first six laureates during a ceremony held at Národní třída, Prague, on Thursday, January 17th. One of the laureates is RNDr. Hana Lísalová, Ph.D. from the Department of Optical and Biophysical Systems of the Institute of Physics of the CAS (FZU).

In order to commemorate prof. Václav Dolejšek, the Institute of Termomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences plans to erect a monument in front of its building at the Mazanka Park in Ládví. The site is located in close vicinity of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Santiago, Chile – On 19 December 2018, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) signed the final agreements needed for CTA’s southern hemisphere array to be hosted near ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

From 2019 the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences will start using a new logo. The new form of the logo has emerged from a two-round designer competition and it follows the path of re-design – it retains the message and the symbolism of the former logo, but it allows the institute to present itself to a wider audience, mainly abroad.

Professor Gérard Mourou, one of the idea fathers of the Extreme Light Infrastructure project, won on Tuesday, along with two other scientists, the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics, „for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Thanks to their inventions, which revolutionised laser physics, advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications. The other two scientists are the American Arthur Ashkin and the Canadian Donna Strickland

FZU researchers recently introduced a new transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) like deformation mechanism activated in NiTi shape memory alloys at elevated temperatures and stresses. The mechanism involving coupled martensitic transformation, deformation twinning and dislocation slip explains gradual loss of functional behavior of NiTi alloys with increasing temperature and stress, refinement of microstructure and excellent deformability at very high stresses.

The unique L3-HAPLS laser system, developed by the...