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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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Wednesday, 02.01.2019

On the 12th of December 2018, RNDr. Jiří J. Mareš, CSc. was awarded the Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for long-term merit in the development of his field in the physical sciences by prof. Eva Zažímalová, President of the Academy, on behalf of the Academy of Sciences.

Thursday, 20.12.2018

Santiago, Chile – On 19 December 2018, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) signed the final agreements needed for CTA’s southern hemisphere array to be hosted near ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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...

Friday, 07.12.2018

Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) have managed to win projects in the competition opened by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA CR). They have achieved tremendous success in all listed categories, including the new EXPRO program to support excellence in basic research. The funding will enable the research of a wide range of topics across physics.