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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, 09.09.2015, Pavel Jelínek

Researchers from the Institute of Physics and the University of Regensburg (Germany) introduced a new method of atomic force microscopy (Atomic Force Microscopy = AFM), which allows to resolve the polarity of individual chemical bonds in a single molecule. The possibility of the detailed resolution of the charge distribution in the chemical bonds within a molecule significantly advances our current possibilities to study the charge transfer at the atomic and molecular level.

Wednesday, 02.09.2015

Team led by Assoc. Prof. I. Kratochvílová obtained award TAČR 2015 for successfully solved project TA01011165 "Synthetic multi-epitope vaccine against Lyme disease for veterinary applications"

In present time, Lyme disease can be treated by rapid application of antibiotics in an early stage. However, a great number of patients is not cured in time and many have life-long health consequences.

Wednesday, 05.08.2015

Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) together with colleagues from Osaka University in Japan presented in the journal Nature Communications [1] a new method that significantly advances the current possibility for atomic force microscopes to image chemical structures of individual molecules.

Recent developments in scanning microscopy enable us to resolve the chemical structure of individual molecules deposited on surfaces.

Monday, 20.07.2015, Petr Trávníček, Michael Prouza

During a two-day meeting held on 15 and 16 July 2015, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Resource Board, with the participation of Czech representatives, decided to choose two sites for detailed contract negotiations for the location to host the world’s largest gamma-ray telescope network: a location in the Atacama desert in Chile in the southern hemisphere and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma, Canary Islands in the northern hemisphere.

Thursday, 02.07.2015, Zdislava Lojdová

The initial construction for the international ELI Beamlines laser centre in Dolní Břežany began three years ago. On the 30th June 2015 the first phase of the construction was completed. The ceremonial handing over of administrative and multi-functional buildings of the ELI Beamlines laser centre and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held in the presence of Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation of European Commission, and other distinguished guests.