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Awards of the year 2001

Scientist Award

  • Prof. MUDr. Milan Elleder, DrSc.
    Centre for Hereditary Metabolic Diseases
    The First Faculty of Medicine,Charles University
    for a significant contribution to the development of medical science in the field of hereditary metabolic diseases
    Prize donated by Léčiva, a.s., Praha
  • RNDr. Karel Mach, CSc.
    J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    for new findings on the chemistry of low-valency titanium catalysts in the liquid phase and their potential in the synthesis of hydrocarbons
    Prize donated by Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s., Ústí nad Labem
  • Prof. Ing. Michal Ilavský, DrSc.
    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
    for significant findings in the field of polymer structure and properties
    Prize donated by Unipetrol, a.s., Praha
  • Prof. RNDr. Vladimír Sklenář, DrSc.
    Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
    for a significant contribution and original work in the field of developing nuclear magnetic resonance methods for the study of biopolymer structure and dynamics
    Prize donated by CZ Strakonice, a.s., Strakonice

Junior Scientist Award

  • Mgr. Jiří Pittner, Dr. rer. nat.
    J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    for a contribution to the development of the quantum chemical state, the specific multi-reference Brillouin-Wigner coupled clusters method
    Prize donated by euroAWK, s.r.o., Praha
  • RNDr. Miroslav Fojta, CSc.
    Institute of Biophysics
    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    for a significant contribution to the investigation of interactions of nucleic acids with electrically charged surfaces and with oncologically important molecules
    Prize donated by BARUM CONTINENTAL, s.r.o., Otrokovice

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Vojtěch Abrhám
    Gymnasium, Jablonec nad Nisou
    Prize donated by TESLA SEZAM, a.s., Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
  • Richard Chudoba
    Gymnasium, České Budějovice
    Prize donated by euroAWK, a.s., Praha
  • Jakub Javorský
    Christian Doppler Gymnasium, Praha
    Prize donated by euroAWK, s.r.o., Praha
  • Zdeněk Strnadel
    Gymnasium, Rýmařov
    Prize donated by euroAWK, s.r.o., Praha



Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.