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Awards of the year 2003

Scientist Award

  • Ing. Jaroslav Kříž, DrSc.
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    for theoretical and experimental work in the field of self-organization of molecular structures in macromolecular systems
    Prize donated by Unipetrol, a.s., Praha
  • RNDr. Pavel Spurný, CSc.
    Astronomical Institute
    The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    for meteor and meteoroid research
    Prize donated by Léčiva, a.s., Praha

Junior Scientist Award

  • Mgr. Helena Havlíková
    Institut of Endokrinology, Praha
    for research of steroid hormones
    Prize donated by The Šilink’s Endowment Fund and PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.
  • Dr. rer. nat. Markéta Munzarová
    National Centre for Biomolecular Research
    Faculty of Science, MASARYK University in Brno
    for theoretical studies of electron paramagnetic resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance
    Prize donated by PRO.MED.CS Praha, a.s.

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Zdeňka Balíková
    Gymnasium in Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
    Sponsor: prof. MUDr. Vratislav Schreiber, DrSc.
  • Ondřej Čertík
    Christian Doppler Gymnasium, Praha
    Sponsor: prof. MUDr. Vratislav Schreiber, DrSc.
  • Vladimír Mrvík
    Gymnasium in Český Brod
    Sponsor: prof. MUDr. Vratislav Schreiber, DrSc.
  • Martina Tejnská
    Gymnasium in Liberec
    Sponsor: prof. MUDr. Vratislav Schreiber, DrSc.



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.