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The Medal of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The Statutes relating to the award of the Medal were approved at the 96th Session of the Czech Learned Society held on November 18, 2003, as follows.

  1. The Czech Learned Society (hereinafter referred to as Learned Society) has established this Medal entitled "Medal of the Czech Learned Society". The Medal is awarded for meritorious contributions to the advancement of science. It may be awarded in memoriam.
  2. A proposal to award the Medal shall be submitted in writing to the Council of the Learned Society by at least three Fellows of the Learned Society. Additionally, the Council of the Learned Society may submit a proposal on its own initiative. Having given due notice of its intention to propose an award, the Council shall submit the proposal at a session of the Learned Society, and a decision is taken by a majority of the Fellows present.
  3. The Medal is awarded to the recipient by the President of the Learned Society or by a Full Fellow of the Learned Society designated by the President.
  4. Each Medal is engraved with the recipient´s name and it thereby becomes unique. The recipient also receives a diploma confirming the conferment of the Medal.
  5. No legal claim is attached to the award of the Medal nor is any material or financial reward connected with it.
  6. Costs for the creation of the Medal and its bestowal are borne by the Learned Society.

Medaile Učené společnosti České republiky

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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.