Past Events

What direction will the popularization of physics take? Solutions were debated by experts


Does it make sense to publish a printed journal that deals with the promotion of physics? With this controversial question, the director of the Institute of Physics, Michael Prouza, opened a discussion on the future of the popularization of physics. The debate took place on Monday, October 24, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Československý časopis pro fyziku journal in a crowded hall of the SOLID21 building, and was followed by expert lectures on the history of physics and its popularization.

High school students tried out what it's like to be a scientist


In this year's VYDRA course, the organizers prepared open-solution tasks for students, focusing on general approaches used to solve research tasks. The final meeting took place in the premises of the Institute of Physics on November 1, when the students tried a presentation of the results, including a model scientific discussion.

Einstein was wrong and in Olomouc today thus photon twins are researched


For the tenth year, Ondřej Haderka heads the Joint Laboratory of Optics (SLO) in Olomouc  – a workplace that is operated by the Division of Optics of the Institute of Physics together with the Faculty of Sciences of the Palacky University. A place where huge mirrors for space observatories are created and astrophysics is focused on, but also where research is conducted in the field of quantum optics and lasers.

Researchers’ Night at the FZU


FZU – Researchers’ Night experienced through all our senses. We thank you all who tasted our offer, smelled the sweet odour of science, touched the Philosopher‘s stone, listened for the call of cosmic distances and became stunned and speechless for a moment at the wonders of the natural world.

Researchers’ Night in Ládví was visited by over 650 curious visitors.



This year’s photography competition named The Charm of Physics is now open – apart from the current and former FZU employees – to high school students. Each contestant can submit up to 5 photos. The submission deadline is 31 October 2022.