Karel Závěta was an important figure in condensed matter physics. 67 years ago, on the first of February 1956, he joined the then Institute of Technical Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, today called the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He began his scientific career in the Department of Magnetism led by J. Brož. He became involved in the study of ferrites and continued in this area in cooperation with S. Krupička. The topic of his doctoral thesis was the use of electric conductivity to measure the magnetocaloric effect. For several years he held the post of the Science Secretary of the institute.
The Becquerel Prize is the confirmation of Lenka Kubíčková’s extraordinary achievements in science. The highest award given by the French Embassy in Prague in the category for Ph.D. students in the field of nuclear research was presented to a fresh Ph.D. by the Nobel Prize winner Jean-Maria Lehn and the French Ambassador Alexis Dutertre. The award ceremony, where twenty-three prizes in seven competition categories were awarded, took place at the Buquoy Palace at the end of September.
Vladimír Nekvasil has been awarded an Honorary Medal of the Academy for his contribution to the development of Czech science after 1989
Nekvasil significantly contributed to knowledge in the area of solid states physics and supported conceptual and organized development of science in the Czech Republic