Awards

Institute of Physics received two of four awards of the Technology Agency in 2015

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The prestigious prizes of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic for the best projects accomplished in applied research in 2015 were awarded at the official ceremony in the new building of the National Museum in Prague on October 22nd, 2015. Among four award-winning projects, there were two projects that included teams from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Results of silicon thin films research achieved in the Institute of Physics awarded by the Mott lecture

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The results of long term research of silicon thin films achieved in the Institute of Physics have been recognized by invitation of RNDr. Jan Kočka, DrSc., head of the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures of the Institute of Physics, to deliver the plenary “Mott lecture” at the 24th International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors.

The Prize of the Czech Science Foundation president goes to the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

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This very sound breakthrough project of Dr Kusova indicates extensive application possibilities, e.g. in manufacturing tiny light sources integrated onto silicon chips, or in biological and medical uses.  It is already a second significant award for Kateřina, who was also one of three laureates of the 8th year of Czech edition of the competition L’Oréal – for women in science 2014.

The 9th Max Perutz prize awarded to Václav Petříček

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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.

Further two Neuron prizes with connection to Institute of Physics CAS

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For his contribution to world science, prof. Petr Hořava, PhD was awarded. Apart from the principal „senior“ Neuron Award acknowledging top scientists, there is also a “Neuron Impulses” category focused on young scientists in the Czech Republic. In 2015, Mgr. Anna Fučíková, PhD, has won this prize in the field of physics.

Team from the Institute of Physics obtained the award of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

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An awarded project cope with vaccination for Lyme disease. Currently, the disease can be treated only by rapid application of antibiotics in the early stages. However, a great number of patients is not cured in time and many have life-long health consequences. The uniqueness of the vaccine is given by the fact that it operates on a wide variety of Borrelia, which are the main agents of the disease.