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Awards of the Year 2019

Young Scientist Awards

  • Dr. Juraj Fedor
    J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, public research institute
    This award was presented for significant scientific contribution towards experimental study of the interaction between electrons and molecules

Grammar School Student Awards

  • Veronika Babyrádová
    “Teaching set on the topic of poisonous plants ocurring in this country“
    Grammar school and Secondary Vocational School of Medicine and Economics in Výškov
  • Jakub Dokulil
    “Autofocusing module for a coherence-controlled holographic microscope“
    Grammar School in Brno, Křenová
  • Adam Křivka
    “The mechanics of families of minor planets with application to the Eunomia family“
    Cyril and Methodius Grammar School and Secondary Vocational School of Pedagogy in Brno
  • Kateřina Kudličková
    “Mysterious proteins from the RNFT family in intra-cellular signalisation and tumours”
    Grammar school in Brno-Řečkovice
  • Tereza Slavíková
    “The size of the population of the critically endangered Spotted darter  (Sympetrum depressiusculum) on the pond in Borovec u Příbora“
    Masaryk Grammar School, Příbor
  • Jakub Sochor
    “Study of preparation and the properties of superheavy elements”
    Grammar school in Blovice
  • Marco Souza de Joode
    “CzeV681 Cyg: determination of the properties of type δ Sct pulsating stars”
    Grammar School Nad Štolou, Prague 7
  • Šimon Straka
    “The history of lime and cement production at Mokrá u Brna“
    Grammar School and Primary School of Art in Šlapanice
  • Sára Svobodová
    Grammar School Botičská, Prague 2
  • Václav Zvoníček
    “Chain fragments and methods of revealing the divisors of large integers”
    Grammar School Brno, třída Kapitána Jaroše

Learned Society of the Czech Republic Award for Pedagogues

  • Ing. Viléma Koutník, CSc.
    Secondary Industrial School of Chemistry in Brno
  • RNDr. PhDr. Ivo Králíček, Ph.D.
    Bishop’s Grammar School of B. Balbín in Hradec Králové



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.