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Awards of the Year 2016

Under 40 Scientist Awards

  • Ing. Michal Malinský, Ph.D.
    Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
    for contributions towards elementary particle physics and fundamental interactions theory
  • RNDr. Martin Ferus, Ph.D.
    J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry at the CAS
    for proving the formation of nucleic acid bases through asteroid impacts in the Earth’s early atmosphere

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Karolina Bodláková
    Česká Grammar School in České Budějovice
    for the study: ‘A biochemical characterisation of amylases in the guts of the Periplaneta americana cockroach and the hormonal management of their activities’
  • Eliška Bršlicová
    Česká Grammar School in České Budějovice
    for the study: ‘A survey of subvolcanic veins around Benešov nad Černou’
  • Barbora Čechová
    Matyáš Lerch Grammar School in Brno
    for the study: ‘The Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome helicase and its DNA binding preferences’
  • Marek Feith
    Secondary School for Chemistry in Brno
    for the study: ‘An analysis of selected markers for squamous carcinoma primary cell lines in the head and neck area’
  • David Machač
    Elementary School and Grammar School in Vítkov
    for the study: ‘Life in the Carboniferous sea in the Vítkov district during the period of  local falcatus and gracilis goniatite zones’ and for the study: ‘How plants perceive sound’
  • Hoang Anh Nguyen
    Grammar School in Cheb
    for the study: ‘Dirichlet’s Principle’
  • Tereza Pitrová
    Gramme School in Brno – Řečkovice
    for the study: ‘Late responses of the short-term action of cytokinins: glutathione and sulphur metabolism’
  • Petr Vaněk
    Jírovcova Grammar School in Ćeské Budějovice
    for the study: ‘Fluorite and its occurrence in Mutěnice u Strakonic’
  • Natálie Živná
    First Private Language Grammar School in Hradec Králové
    for the study: ‘Determining cytotoxicity of medicines for organophosphate poisoning’ and for the study: ‘Mycobacterium bovis with B cells’

Learned Society and Neuron Fund Teaching Award

  • Mgr. Petr Bašus
    Josef Jungmann Grammar School in Litoměřice
  • RNDr. Vladimír Vícha
    Dašická Grammar School in Pardubice



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.