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Irene Villa

Keywords: nanocomposite scintillators, developing luminescent materials, detectors for high energy physics

About Irene
Irene Villa

Irene Villa is skilled in developing luminescent materials for cultural heritage dating, imaging, biomedical applications, and detectors for high energy physics. Her Master Thesis was devoted to archaeological luminescence dating. During her PhD and Postdoc fellowship at the University of Milano Bicocca and currently at FZU in the Department of Optical Materials, she focuses her study on nanomaterials for photonics, scintillation applications, and oncological therapies.



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Jaromír Kopeček

Keywords: electron microscopy, material analysis

About Jaromír

Jaromír works at FZU in the Department of Material Analysis, currently, as a Head of Electron Microscopy Laboratory build under the project FUNBIO.

One of his projects is New metallurgy for new „natural alloys“, which brings a completely new approach to the reduction of the deep sea concretions (nodules) in a single step without any separation process. Such a new metallurgical approach will not only save costs but also generate whole new alloys. The properties of these new alloys are tested as single materials and also as an additive for aluminium alloys.


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Jakub Beneš

Keywords: digital innovation, optimalization

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Jakub Beneš

Jakub Beneš works at FZU in the Centre for Digital Innovation B4I. The Centre aims to enable access to key knowledge, software, technology platforms, prototype samples, and test systems, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of production and business processes, production of high value-added products and teams, and support the development of the knowledge-based economy.


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Jan Ebr

Keywords: particle physics, astroparticles, theoretical particle physics, quantum field theory, special and general relativity, atmosphere monitoring

About Jan
Jan Ebr

Jan Ebr received his PhD from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University and now works as s postdoctoral researcher at FZU. In his research, he studies cosmic radiation by means of modeling the interactions of elementary particles with the highest observed energies in the Earth's atmosphere. He also participates in a project aimed at monitoring the atmospheric conditions at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, the installation of FRAM robotic telescope with possible future use in the upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) experiment. Although by an education core research, theoretical scientist, he is not averse to the experimental side of science. The topics you can discuss with him vary from the fields of astronomy, through particle physics, cosmic radiation, or general physics (quantum theory, gravitation).


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Observatoř Pierra Augera

Budova fluorescenčního detektoru Observatoře Pierra Augera na pahorku Los Morados (provincie Mendoza, Argentina) během nočního pozorování.  © Pierre Auger Observatory 


Fyzikální ústav AV ČR provozuje robotický dalekohled FRAM na Observatoři Pierra Augera v Argentině. Na nočním snímku dalekohled ještě stále pozoruje, zatímco na obzoru se blíží bouře.

Yury Ryabchikov

Keywords: silicon nanoparticles, photoluminescence, laser ablation, biomedical applications, mid-IR lasers

About Yury
Yury Ryabchikov

Yury graduated from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University where he has also obtained PhD degree in the field of semiconductor physics. He was an employee at a number of leading research institutes around Europe, such as the Helmholtz Center Berlin, the Universities of Lyon and Marseille, and the P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is currently employed as a senior researcher at the HiLASE Center of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences leading the “Mid-IR and bioapplications” group. In his research, he specializes in the formation, characterization, and applications of semiconductor-based nanostructures. He also deals with the chemically pure synthesis of single- and multi-component nanomaterials by using lasers with extremely short (femtosecond) pulse durations for their further biomedical applications.


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Gizem Sengör

Keywords: description of fields in cosmic epochs, spacetime symmetries

About Gizem
Gizem Sengör

Gizem studied physics at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, received her PhD in 2018 at Syracuse University, New York, USA. She has completed a term at the University of Amsterdam as a Delta Institute of Physics visiting fellow. Since 2019, she works at FZU in Particle Theory and Cosmology Department, CEICO.
In her work, she's concentrating on the description of fields in cosmic epochs of accelerated expansion based on the symmetries of an ideal rapidly expanding spacetime, namely the de Sitter universe. Symmetries associated with time work differently on de Sitter, compared to other spacetimes of importance for particle physics experiments and black hole physics. The project aims to understand how to handle this difference better and what it means for the description of fields and particles in the cosmic history of our universe.


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Denys Musiienko

Keywords: magnetic shape memory alloys, materials science, and engineering, solid state physics, magnetic properties, X-ray diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscope analysis

About Denys

Denys Musiienko, D.Sc.(Tech.) studied applied physics at Russian and Ukrainian state universities, worked in an engineering position researching ferromagnetic shape memory alloys during his bachelor and master years. He completed his thesis entitled "Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory alloy for precise high-speed actuation in micro-magneto-mechanical systems" for the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in Doctoral Programme in Engineering Science at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland.


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Matěj Hývl

Keywords: microscopy, the electrical conductivity of materials

About Matěj

Matěj works at FZU working in the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures as s specialist in advanced methods of atomic force microscopy (AFM) – a probe microscopy technique – with emphasis on photovoltaic materials and structures. The main topic of his research is the theory and applications of conductive AFM and its less-common variations. These methods allow for the mapping of the local conductivity of the materials on the nanometer scale. Matěj has used it to study a large scale of silicon-based structures and materials for photovoltaics, from polycrystalline silicon grain boundaries to silicon nanowires or multilayered selective contacts used in record solar cells. Apart from his main subject, he dabbles in optics, quantum physics, solid-state physics, and a large spectrum of deposition and characterization techniques.


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AFM obrázek černého hliníku

Obrázek povrchu vrstvy černého hliníku získaný pomocí AFM.