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Hobza Pavel

Prof., Ing., DrSc.
Born October 21, 1946

  • Physical chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 1996
  • Member of Learned Society Council, 2000-2002, 2002-2004

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1964-1969, Faculty of Technical and Nuclear Physics, Czech Technical University
  • 1969-1973, CSc., Institute of Physical Chemistry, CSAS
  • 1973-1986, Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
  • 1986-1989, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CSAS
  • 1990-2003, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, AS CR
  • 2004-present, IOCB, AS CR
  • 1986- Visiting Professor, Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • 1992- Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft Gastprofessor, Technische Universitaet München

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Notable awards:

  • 2000, Prize for science, Minister of Education of Czech Republic
  • 2003, Prize, AS CR

Selected publications:

  • P. Hobza, R. Zahradník: Intermolecular Interactions between Medium-Sized Systems. Chem. Rev. 88, 871, 1988
  • P. Hobza, R. Zahradník: Intermolecular Complexes, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1988
  • P. Hobza, J. Šponer: Structure, Energetics, and Dynamics of the Nucleic Acid Base Pairs. Chem. Rev. 99, 3247, 1999
  • P. Hobza, Z. Havlas: Blue-shifting Hydrogen Bonds. Chem. Rev. 100, 4253, 2000

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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.