A photo taken by an electron microscope sent to a competition for the cover page of a prestigious journal Materials Today published by Elsevier brought success to our PhD student Karel Tesař.
The nomination for the annual Otto Wichterle Premium is intended for outstanding young scientists up to the age of thirty-five employed at the Academy of Sciences who achieved top results in their fields.
The Otto Wichterle Award is a prestigious honour coming with a financial reward which has been awarded to excellent young scientists by the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2002.
Six top Czech scientists under 40 in the fields of medicine, social sciences, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics received the Neuron Award for young scientists.
This year's awards went to the Department of Optical Materials, Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures and the Department of Astroparticles Physics.
For his contribution to world science, prof. Petr Hořava, PhD was awarded. Apart from the principal „senior“ Neuron Award acknowledging top scientists, there is also a “Neuron Impulses” category focused on young scientists in the Czech Republic. In 2015, Mgr. Anna Fučíková, PhD, has won this prize in the field of physics.