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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, 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.

Tuesday, 14.05.2019

The ELI Beamlines and HiLASE laser centres situated in Dolní Břežany will offer students of secondary schools an opportunity to enrol to the Talent Academy for the third time. They will be able to try what it is like to work as researchers at professional laboratories. The best participants of the Talent Academy will be offered further cooperation by the laser centers in the form of internships during which students will be able to engage in real scientific projects working together with leading laser physicists.

Monday, 06.05.2019

On 26th April 2019 the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) has become a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award certificate, which is awarded by the European Commission. The FZU, the largest institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has thus ranked among the...