Teachers & Scientists


Do you teach physics at lower or upper-secondary school? Would you like to learn more about current physical issues? Is it of interest to you how to present complex topics to students? Would you like to get to know the environment of Czech and world science?

Come to join informal discussions with scientists from the Institute of Physics, Institute of Plasma Physics and Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


What it is about and how it works

  • Our institutes welcome teachers from lower and upper secondary schools who are interested in up-to-date information from physics and related fields.
  • The meetings are informal over a cup of coffee or tea.
  • In selected topics teachers are invited to excursions and workshops in our laboratories.
  • The topics are created by the teachers themselves - please send your suggestions to pr [at] fzu [dot] cz. Based on your ideas we then organize individual events - your suggestions are thus a vital precondition for the events to take place.


When and where?

  • First Wednesday of a month - you will be notified by sirens :)
  • We start at 4 p.m., the duration is about two hours depending on the topic.
  • The event itself and the selected topic is announced on this web page or on our Facebook 14 days prior to the event.
  • Once an event is announced, also registration via our registration system is opened at rezervace.fzu.cz
  • Events usually take place at our facilities in Prague 8, depending on the topic.

The participating institutes together cover virtually all areas of physics. The main directions of research for us are nuclear and particle physics, nuclear fusion, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, chemistry, optics, laser physics and others. Apart from basic research, a number of our experts also participate in the transfer of results to practice, e.g. in medicine, industry, electronics, transport, power engineering or environment protection. Teachers can thus ask questions about almost anything.



Fyzikální ústav: Radek Kříček, pr [at] fzu [dot] cz
Ústav fyziky plazmatu: Vladimír Kebza, kebza [at] ipp [dot] cas [dot] cz
Ústav jaderné fyziky: Vladimír Wagner, wagner [at] ujf [dot] cas [dot] cz



List of meetings (change of programme is reserved)

March 6, 2019, Vladimír Wagner (Institute of Nuclear Physics): Nuclear power engineering: Outlook for the future

April 3, 2019, Karel Výborný (FZU): Quantum mechanics: Beginnings, formalism and technologies of the future

May 15, 2019, Leoš Dvořák (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): Special theory of relativity: how to teach it at upper-secondary school (and maybe even a little earlier)

June 5, 2019, Matěj Ryston (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): General theory of relativity at upper-secondary school

September 11, 2019, Irena Kratochvílová (FZU): Cryoprotection – a biophysical method of the future

October 10, 2019, Jan Obdržálek (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): New SI base units – we already have a kilogram without Sèvres

November 6, 2019, Jan Obdržálek (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): Centrifugal and Coriolis forces as a supplement to the equation of motion

December 4, 2019, Vladimír Wagner (Institute of Nuclear Physics): Thermonuclear fusion – how far are we?

January 8, 2020, Jakub Vošmera (FZU): Basic principles of physics: To the limits of an experiment and beyond

February 5, 2020, Z. Hájková, P. Bauerová, J. Libertínová (FZU): On the wings of electrons into the nanoworld

(materials for download)

March 4, 2020, Petr Kužel (FZU): Observing individual oscillations of infrared radiation

April 1, 2020, the event postponed

May 6, 2020

June 3, 2020, Ivan Kašík (Institute of Photonics and Electronics): The magic of optical fibres, fibre lasers and fibre sensors

September 9 2020, Martin Ledinský (FZU), Miloš Rotter (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): Experiments with liquid nitrogen

October 7, 2020, From a candle to a laser: Excursion to the ELI Beamlines laser centre (FZU)