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Awards of the Year 2015

Under 40 Scientist Awards

  • RNDr. Vít Jelínek, Ph.D.
    Computer Science Institute, Charles University
    for excellent results in combinatorics of partially ordered sets, especially enumeration
  • Prof. RNDr. Petr Slavíček, Ph.D.
    University of Chemistry and Technology
    for his innovative study of photochemical reactions using quantum dynamical calculation methods

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Anna Beránková
    Masaryk Secondary School for Chemistry in Prague
  • Michaela Kajšová
    Masaryk Secondary School for Chemistry in Prague
  • Lucie Kopecká
    A Jirásek Grammar School in Litomyšl
  • Vít Mužík
    Elementary and Grammar School in Vítkov
  • Jiří Pavlacký
    Grammar School in Brno-Řečkovice
  • Marek Sláma
    Secondary School for Chemistry in Brno
  • Jiří Štábl and Tereza Zezulová
    Purkyně Grammar School in Strážnice
  • Martin Vondrák
    Slavic Grammar School in Olomouc
  • Luboš Vozdecký
    Grammar School in Vyškov
  • Jan Zelený
    First Private Language Grammar School in Hradec Králové
  • group of students Roman Jordán, Tereza Hůrská, Tomáš Lejsek, Aneta Doušková, Ivan Matejic, Ariana Ademoska, Ondřej Rolník and Michal Šmucr
    J V Jirsík Grammar School in České Budějovice

Teacher Awards

  • RNDr. Ing. Rostislav Halaš
    Grammar and Elementary School, Prostějov
  • Ing. Zita Valentová
    Masaryk Secondary School for Chemistry in Prague



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.