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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, 06.11.2015

The prestigious prizes of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic for the best projects accomplished in applied research in 2015 were awarded at the official ceremony in the New building of the National Museum in Prague on October 22nd, 2015. Among four award-winning projects there were two projects that included teams from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Thursday, 15.10.2015, Radka Kozáková

The HiLASE laser center situated in the village of Dolni Brezany was awarded in the 23rd edition of the Building of the Year Awards. The Special award from Milan Štěch, the President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, was given by Mr. Zdeněk Škromach, the Vice-president of the Senate. The trophy was taken over in the Bethlehem Chapel by the Director of the Institute of Physics, Mr. Jan Řídký, by the authors of the HiLASE building Mrs Vladimíra Leníčková, Mr. David Leníček, Mr. Robert Leníček and the deputy contractor Mr. Petr Ovčáček.

Monday, 12.10.2015, Jindřich Kolorenč

The electronic properties of solid state materials used in today’s electronic devices are governed by properties of valence electrons. One such property is the spin of the electron, which, in layman’s terms, is the sense of rotation of the spinning motion of the electron. As realized almost ninety years ago by German physicist Friedrich Hund (1896 – 1997), the electrons in a given atom all tend to spin with the same sense of rotation, a rule of thumb which is now called Hund’s rule

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.