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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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Thursday, 17.10.2019

Do not miss a unique opportunity to explore what is happening behind the doors of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) in Ládví, Střešovice and Dolní Břežany. From November 12 to November 16, come to see the most powerful laser in the world, observe atoms with us or visit laboratories where scientists test the shape memory of alloys. All this during Doors Open Days of the Institute of Physics.

Tuesday, 01.10.2019

A new diamond-titanium nanocomposite may help decompose dangerous chemical warfare agents such as Soman in much more effective manner. It was developed in cooperation of scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Technical University, Military Resarch Institute and Uppsala University.

Tuesday, 03.09.2019

The first month of autumn at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences will be marked with a sequence of events intended for general public. Apart from the annual events such as the Science Festival or Researchers‘ Night, the Institute of Physics will participate in a neighbourhood fest entitled Different City Experience. All events will be free of charge, for information about the programme and how to sign up please continue reading.

Tuesday, 13.08.2019

On 14 August 2019 the foundation stone of a new building of a top-class centre in the area of solid state physics has been laid in the presence of significant personalities of Czech science and politics. The new centre will facilitate new knowledge acquisition which will contribute not only to understanding the essence of processes in modern materials and nanostructures, but it will also be applicable to the development of new materials, components and applications. The impact of the project can be expected in various areas of technology, power engineering and medicine.

Tuesday, 16.07.2019

Recently scientists all over the world have been examining components of ever smaller, virtually molecular dimensions. An international team from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new method which will contribute to the miniaturization of electric circuits in electronics. They have published their discovery in the prestigious scientific journal Chemical Science.