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Awards of the Year 2009

Scientist Awards

  • prof. RNDr. Luděk Zajíček, DrSc.
    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
    for significant discoveries in convex analysis and differentiable function theory in Banach spaces

Junior Scientist Award

  • RNDr. Pavel Kocán, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
    for contributions in the study of atomic processes on solid surfaces
  • RNDr. Jitka Žlůvová, Ph.D.
    Institute of Biophysics of the CAS, v. v. i.
    for discoveries in the evolution of sex chromosomes and sex determination for plants

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Vít Ladányi
    Agricultural Secondary School in Český Těšín
  • Kateřina Machová
    Grammar School and Secondary Education School in Liberec
  • Veronika Mojdlová
    Grammar School in Uničov
  • Tereza Nedvědová
    Jířovcova Grammar School, České Budějovice
  • Ondřej Nezval
    Secondary Technical School in Šumperk
  • Magdalena Nováková
    Episcopal Grammar School in Prague 2
  • Olga Ryparová
    Hranice Grammar School
  • Alexander Slávik
    Brno-Řečkovice Grammar School
  • Jiří Vančura
    Secondary Technical School of Communication Techniques in Prague 1
  • David Věčorek
    Brno-Řečkovice Grammar School

Teacher Awards

  • prof. Ing. Bohumil Vybíral, CSc.
  • RNDr. Vladimír Vít



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.