Lecture: 70 years of FZU on Monday 11/20

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Join us for our final lecture organized on the 70th anniversary of the founding of FZU. The sixth of talks will present the development of the institute, key scientific topics, personalities and directors.

Place: SOLID lecture hall, Main building Na Slovance site

Date: 11/20, 11:00–12:00

Event language: English

Presenters: Michael Prouza

The history of FZU – the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences – officially started on January 1, 1954. In my lecture, I will briefly present the rather complex events that preceded the establishment of FZU, and then I will focus on the development of the institute. Using its key scientific topics over time and personalities of all ten FZU directors, I will illustrate how the institute thrived or suffered under very different political circumstances during these 70 years.

I will try to reveal some interesting details of key moments in FZU history – for example concerning the "new" FZU building at Slovanka 50 years ago, unification of the Institute of Physics with the Institute of Solid State Physics in 1979, or the establishment of modern laser centres in Dolní Břežany during the previous decade. At the end of the lecture, I will describe some highlights of the current state of FZU, as well as key goals and requirements for the successful future development of FZU.

The lecture is a part of the cycle celebrating the 70 years of FZU and it is intended especially for FZU employees and the professional community.

Please book your place for the lecture or excursion well in advance in the reservation system.

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.