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Awards of the Year 2014

Under 40 Scientist Awards

  • Mgr. Vojtěch Hladký, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Science, Charles University
    for his monograph on Gemistus Pletho and other publications
  • Prof. Mgr. Jana Roithová, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Science, Charles University
    for her innovative study of elementary chemical reaction stages using mass spectrometry

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Marek Berzkowitsch
    of the Higher and Secondary Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Transport School in Děčín
  • Zdeněk Bouša
    of Brno – Řečkovice Grammar School
  • Jiří Bufka and Anna Vaňková
    of the Grammar School in Cheb
  • Jiří Guth
    of the Grammar School in České Budějovice, Jírovcova
  • Pavla Hlavatá
    of the Classic and Spanish Grammar School in Brno
  • Evžen Korec
    of Altis Grammar School in Prague 10
  • Jan Mazáč
    of Mendel Grammar School in Opava
  • Petra Oktábcová
    of Jan Palach Grammar School in Prague 1
  • Diana Řeháčková
    of Luděk Pik Grammar School in Plzeň
  • Emil Skříšovský
    of the Czech Grammar School in Ćeské Budějovice
  • Martin Štengl and Mikuláš Vlk
    of Masaryk Secondary School of Chemistry in Prague 1
  • Magdalena Šubrtová
    of Brno – Řečkovice Grammar School

Teacher Awards

  • Mgr. Jiří Růžička
    Jan Kepler Grammar School, Prague

Honourable recognition for excellent science popularisation in the Meteor radio programme

  • Mgr. Ivo Budil in memoriam
  • Marek Janáč
  • PhDr. Jindřiška Jarošová
  • PhDr. Josef Kleibl
  • Bohumil Kolář in memoriam
  • Oldřich Unger



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.