A photo taken by an electron microscope sent to a competition for the cover page of a prestigious journal Materials Today published by Elsevier brought success to our PhD student Karel Tesař.
Dr. Karel Jungwirth became the eighth emeritus researcher of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The letter of appointment was taken over by the director of the Institute, M. Prouza, on December 19. On this occasion we talked with the former director of the Institute of Physics about the pleasures and sorrows of scientific life.
John Mangeri won the second place in the FZU Photo Competition for his image of a computational simulation of a BaTiO3 nanoparticle (see Figure 1). Alexey Bubnov got the 3rd-4th place for his image of a beautiful liquid crystal texture seen under polarized light microscope (see Figure 2).
Photos of liquid crystals under a polarized microscope brought the second place to Vladimíra Novotná in the category of ‘Photogenic Science’.
The conference and workshop were focused on the latest discoveries in the area of crystal growth, epitaxy, characterization and applications.
Matěj Hývl from the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures presented a contribution entitled “Nanoscale Study of the Hole-selective Passivating Contacts for High-Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells Using C-AFM Tomography“ for which he received one of the three awards for the best poster at the conference.
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
She is a Half Marathon runner and a scientist who explores processes in the quantum vacuum. Hedvika Kadlecová from ELI Beamlines Research Centre in Dolní Břežany has become one of the three winners of the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science.
The nomination for the annual Otto Wichterle Premium is intended for outstanding young scientists up to the age of thirty-five employed at the Academy of Sciences who achieved top results in their fields.