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Awards of the Year 2018

Young Scientist Awards

  • Mgr. Martin Hrubý, Ph.D., DSc.
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR
    for significant scientific contribution to development of polymer radiopharmaceuticals and the methodology for their application
  • Mgr. Kamila Pacovská, Ph.D.
    Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Pardubice
    for excellent work in the field of philosophy and ethics

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Natálie Alferyová, Katka Mansfeldová
    Higher Vocational and Secondary Agricultural School, Benešov u Prahy
    for their joint study titled “Seasonal establishment of the presence of anti-microbial substances in selected species of plant and lichen”
  • Natálie Císařová
    Comprehensive School and Language School authorised to carry out state language examinations, Svitavy
    for her study titled “The study of the cytotoxic effects of bandage dressings containing silver“
  • Sabina Černá
    Secondary Veterinary Vocational School, Hradec Králové
    for her study titled “Inter-species and Intra-species aggression by the Eurasian Tree creeper”
  • Jiří Doležel
    Secondary Industrial School of Chemistry, Brno
    for his study titled “Development of nanoporous metal-medicament carriers”
  • Štěpánka Grunová
    Comprehensive School in Moravský Krumlov for her study titled “Creators and founders of post-baroque stone crosses in the Brno and Znojmo Regions“
  • Jan Hroudný
    Comprehensive School Židlochovice
    for his study titled “František Boleloucký and defence of the nation in the Židlochovice Region”
  • Tomáš Hurdálek
    Comprehensive School Kroměříž
    for his study titled “Tesla’s transformer with primary surge arrester“
  • Tomáš Perutka
    Comprehensive School Brno
    for his study titled “Expression of prime numbers in quadratic formula”
  • Tereza Pulgretová
    Comprehensive School of Alois Jirásek, Litomyšl
    for her study titled “Okolo Seče sedlák se vleče or the Fates of farming families punished by the totalitarian regime in the villages of Újezdec and Morašice“
  • Tereza Smutná
    Comprehensive School Brno-Řečkovice
    for her study titled “The effects of sub-chronic inhalation of PbO nanoparticles on target organs”
  • Kamila Starkbaumová, Petr Palivec
    Masaryk Secondary School of Chemistry, Prague
    for a joint study titled “Chemistry experiments for teachers of primary and secondary schools“
  • Josef Tomeček
    Comprehensive School of Jan Pivečka and Secondary Vocational School Slavičín
    for his study titled “Preparation of new adamantine-based ligands and the study of their supramolecular behaviour towards β-cyclodextrin and cucurbit [7]uril“
  • Jakub Vácha
    Comprehensive School Soběslav
    for his study titled “The mineralogy of the Říp Region focusing on garnets and tourmalines”

Learned Society and Neuron Fund Teaching Award

  • RNDr. Pavla Kodríková
    Comprehensive School Česká, České Budějovice
  • Mgr. Jan Kvirenc
    Comprehensive School Budějovická, Prague 4
  • Petr Pavlíček
    Mendel’s Comprehensive School, Opava



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.