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Prof. Jiří Bičák, former President of the Learned Society, died at the age of 82

On Friday, January 26, 2024, Prof. RNDr. Jiří Bičák, DrSc., Dr.h.c., theoretical physicist, expert in the field of theory of relativity and cosmology, founding member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and between 2014-2016 also its President, died at the age of 82.

Jan Závada, founding member of the Learned Society, died at the age of 90

It is with great sadness that we have just received the news that Jan Závada, PhD, molecular oncologist, expert in virus genetics, and founding member of the Learned Society, died on Friday, January 5, at the age of 90.

Statement of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic on the tragedy at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University on 21 December 2024

The Learned Society of the Czech Republic expresses its deep regret for the tragic event that took place on the grounds of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, during which the lives of fourteen members of the academic community were lost...

Secondary school principals can nominate their students for the Learned Society Awards

The Learned Society of the Czech Republic announces a call for prizes for high school students for exceptional scientific activities in the natural sciences or humanities. Proposals can be submitted by members of the Learned Society, secondary school principals and the Association for the Support of Talented Youth of the Czech Republic.

Climate Change Communication Prize for AMO Climate Team

On 15 November 2023, the 18-member expert Climate Team of the Association for International Affairs (AMO) became the fifth recipient of the 2023 Climate Change Communication Prize. The organizers also awarded two honorary prizes in the same category for outstanding achievement.

Letter from Israeli rectors and statements from the world academic community in support of Israel

The Learned Society has received a letter from Israeli rectors calling on European and American academia to oppose the relativisation of Hamas terrorist acts...

Medal of Merit for three members of the Learned Society

President of the Republic Petr Pavel awarded the Medal of Merit of the 1st degree to three members of the Learned Society: Helena Tlaskalová - Hogenová, Jiří Grygar and Josef Jařab (in memorial).

Jan Konvalinka was awarded the Prize of the Chairwoman of the Research, Development and Innovation Council

Prof. Jan Konvalinka, director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS and member of the Learned Society, has been awarded the Prize of the Chairwoman of the R&D&I Council Helena Langšádlová for the promotion and popularisation of research.

Jan Květ ninety years old

Botanist, plant physiologist, leading wetland and production ecology expert, and member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic, honoured and beloved colleague Jan Květ, nicknamed Hony, will celebrate his significant jubilee on Saturday, 26 August 2023.

Konstantin Sigov: The Question of Truth on the Threshold of a New Europe (video)

Prof. Petr Nachtigall died at the age of 59

At the beginning of the new year, we received the sad news. On 28 December 2022, a member of the Learned Society, Prof. Petr Nachtigall, PhD, died at the age of 59...

The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.

Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019.

Prof. RNDr. Blanka Říhová, DrSc. appears on the “Fight for Truth” programme

President of the Learned Society, Prof. RNDr. Blanka Říhová, DrSc., appeared in a live broadcast of the monthly FOCUS Václava Moravce programme on the topic “The Fight for Truth”.

Prof. RNDr. Jan Trlifaj, DSc. appointed Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Learned Society member, Prof. RNDr. Jan Trlifaj, DSc., has been appointed a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

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.

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.

The loss of Learned Society Fellow doc. PhDr. Slavomil Vencl, DrSc.

We regret to inform that PhDr. Slavomil Vencl, DrSc, fellow of the Learned Society and Czech archaeologist, passed away on 23 June 2019 after a long period of illness at the age of 82 years. He initially specialised in the Neolithic and Eneolithic periods, particularly the stone industry of these periods, and subsequently focused on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods.

The loss of Ing. Jan Pardon, CSc.

Ing. Jan Pardon, CSc., a businessman who arranged sponsorship donations from the PRO.MED.CS. Praha, a.s. Company for the Learned Society, passed away on 15 June 2019 at the age of 80 years after suffering a serious illness. We honour his memory.

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Ing. Karel Ulbrich, DrSc.

Prof. Karel Ulbrich, fellow of the Learned Society and internationally renowned scientific expert in the field of polymers as drug carriers, passed away on 19 June 2019 aged 72. He and his team extensively developed the field of polymer carriers utilising water-soluble polymers based on HPMA (N(2-hydroxypropyl)meta-crylamide), i.e. targeted delivery of drugs to diseased cells.

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