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Fyzikální Ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. (FZU; in English: Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences) is a public research institute, oriented on the fundamental and applied research in physics. The founder of the institute is The Czech Academy of Sciences.

The present research programme of the Institute comprises five branches of physics: particle physics, the physics of condensed matter, solid state physics, optics and plasma physics. It also corresponds to the way how the institute is divided into major research divisions.

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Friday, 21.06.2019

A total of twenty-three scientists representing different fields of science received the prize for young talented scientists at a ceremony held at the Lanna Villa on the 19th of June 2019. Five of the prize winners are based at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The award-winning laureates from FZU are Anna Artemenko, Renann Lipinski Jusinskas, Kateřina Kůsová and Oleg Lunov.

Wednesday, 29.05.2019

The Institute of Physics (FZU) was the biggest exhibitor at the popular Science Fair the second year in a row. Inside the FZU exposition the visitors from general public could penetrate into the world of light and environmentally-friendly technologies. But also lovers of elementary particles and low temperature plasma got...

Friday, 17.05.2019

On the 16th of May 2019 an event to celebrate the International Day of Light took place at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The event was aimed at raising awareness among general public about the importance of light for science, culture, art, education and other areas. For this day, HiLASE and ELI Beamlines laser centres of the Institute of Physics had organized an Open Doors Day.

Thursday, 16.05.2019

Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, University of Chemical Technology and Zentiva published an article on new ways of exploitation of electron diffraction on nanocrystalline materials. The new method is faster and more accurate in determining the absolute configuration of organic molecules including those used in pharmaceuticals, and will significantly influence the process of development of new drugs: it will be cheaper and more effective.

Tuesday, 14.05.2019

Antonín Fejfar - who is the member of the Academic Council and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences – spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. He gave a presentation on the mission of the Academy of Sciences in Czech science and education as a whole at a two-day conference entitled “Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development” (STI Forum) on the 14th and 15th of May.