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Awards of the year 2002

Scientist Award

  • Ing. Karel Jeřábek, CSc.
    Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, AS CR
    for his work in research of polymer-based adsorbents and catalysts
    Prize donated by Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s., Ústí nad Labem
  • RNDr. Petr Štěpánek, DrSc.
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, AS CR
    for original work in the field of structure and dynamics of macromolecular systems
    Prize donated by Unipetrol, a.s., Praha
  • PhDr. Dušan Třeštík, CSc.
    Institute of History, AS CR
    for the extraordinary contribution of the book "the Rise of Great Moravia" and for the previous scientific work
    Prize donated by Léčiva, a.s., Praha

Junior Scientist Award

  • RNDr. Petr Hájek, DrSc.
    Mathematical Institute, AS CR
    for original work in the field of nonlinear function analysis
    Prize donated by KAMA plast, s.r.o., Braňany
  • Doc. Mgr. Mária Lukáčová, Dr.
    Mathematical Institute
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    Brno University of Technology
    for scientific results in numerical modelling of compressible fluids
    Prize donated by euroAWK, s.r.o., Praha

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Ondřej Pejcha
    Gymnasium in Brno, Slovanské nám.
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Marek Blahuš
    Gymnasium in Uherské Hradiště, Velehradská
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Zdeňek Hazdra
    Jiřího z Poděbrad Gymnasium, Poděbrady
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Věra Kratochvílová
    Dr. Aleš Hrdlička Gymnasium, Humpolec
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Lukáš Duchoň
    Gymnasium in Hořice, Husova ul.
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Alena Taušová
    Gymnasium in Znojmo, Pontassievská ul.
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Zuzana Tvarůžková
    Gymnasium in Kroměříž, Masarykovo nám.
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.



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.