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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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Monday, 10.12.2018

From 2019 the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences will start using a new logo. The new form of the logo has emerged from a two-round designer competition and it follows the path of re-design – it retains the message and the symbolism of the former logo, but it allows the institute to present itself to a wider audience, mainly abroad.

Sunday, 09.12.2018

The Neuron Award goes, as it has been the case for several times in the past, to the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The prize, awarded in the category of significant scientific discovery in physics for 2018, was earned by Mr. Tomáš Jungwirth, the head of...

Wednesday, 03.10.2018

Professor Gérard Mourou, one of the idea fathers of the Extreme Light Infrastructure project, won on Tuesday, along with two other scientists, the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics, „for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. Thanks to their inventions, which revolutionised laser physics, advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications. The other two scientists are the American Arthur Ashkin and the Canadian Donna Strickland

Tuesday, 07.08.2018

FZU researchers recently introduced a new transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) like deformation mechanism activated in NiTi shape memory alloys at elevated temperatures and stresses. The mechanism involving coupled martensitic transformation, deformation twinning and dislocation slip explains gradual loss of functional behavior of NiTi alloys with increasing temperature and stress, refinement of microstructure and excellent deformability at very high stresses.

Tuesday, 10.07.2018

The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZÚ) has succeeded in a demanding call “Excelentní výzkum” (Excellent Research) in the Operational Programme Science, Research and Education (OP VVV) with SOLID21 Project and it will receive more than half a billion CZK for the development of a significant...