On September 28, the Neuron Endowment Fund awarded two leading scientists of the Institute of Physics. In the Pantheon of the National Museum, Václav Petříček received the highest prize awarded, Neuron Prize for Contribution to World Science, and Prokop Hapala was ranked by the Neuron Board among seven promising young scientists awarded.
The computing programme “Jana” has connected the worlds of crystallography and excellent research in magnetism
A work published Science in March 2020 shows that the development of crystallographic calculations also plays an important role in top physical research.
Václav Petříček has been awarded for his contribution to the practical application of the theory of aperiodic structures in his computing system JANA. The Max Perutz Prize is one of two highest appreciation in the field of crystallography. Currently, almost every modulated structure is solved with JANA, and the program gets about 300 citations per year.
Václav Petříček has received the Charles Barrett Award for development of the theory of incommensurately modulated and composite structures, for utilizing this theory in the computing system Jana2006 and for development of an archiving system of aperiodic structures in the database Powder Diffraction FileTM.