During the International Conference on High-Energy Physics (ICHEP 2020), the ATLAS collaboration presented the first observation of photon collisions producing pairs of W bosons, elementary particles that carry the weak force, one of the four fundamental forces.
A medal received a Slovak experimental scientist in the field of elementary particles, doc Brunckov. The second medal went to the department of physical chemistry at Munich University. Other honoured fields were the geophysics, philosophy or literature science.
Events of the Physical Institute as part of the Week of Science and Technology have experienced a record visitor rate
Every year, as part of the Week of Science and Technology, the Institute of Physics organizes Open Doors Days which have been visited by more than 1000 people interested in physics and modern science and technology this year.