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Hampl Martin

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born August 2, 1940 in Prague

  • Social geography
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)
  • 1996-2000, member, LS Council
  • 2001-2003, Secretary
  • 2003, Chairman, LS Foundation Fund

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1957, graduate, eleven-year secondary school, Prague 10;
  • 1957-1962, Faculty of Science, Charles University;
  • 1968, CSc., RNDr., FS CU;
  • 1990, DrSc., Associate Professor, FS CU,
  • 1992, Full Professor, economic geography, FS CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1967-1970, lecturer, FS CU;
  • 1970-1992, scientific worker, FS CU;
  • 1992-present, Professor FS CU

Membership in domestic scientific bodies (selection):

  • 1992-1994, Head, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, FS CU;
  • 1999-present, member, Grant Agency of CU Council; member of several professional commissions for reform of territorial administration

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1995, Member, Academia Europaea

Notable awards:

  • 1995, Silver Medal, CU
  • 1998, Jubilee Medal, of CU
  • 1999, Memorial Medal, CU, Bratislava

Selected publications:

  • M. Hampl et al.: Regional development: Specific features of the Czech transformation, European integration and general theory. Prague, 2001
  • Reality, Society and Geographical/Environmental Organization: Searching for an Integrated Order. Prague, 2000
  • M. Hampl et al.: Geography of Societal Transformation in the Czech Republic. Prague 1999
  • M. Hampl et al.: Geographic organization of society and transformation processes in the Czech Republic, Prague 1996
  • Geographical Systems and the Order of Reality. In: Geography, History and Social Science. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht-Boston-London, pp. 71-80, 1995
  • Environment, Society and Geographical Organization: The Problem of Integral Knowledge. GeoJournal 32, 3. pp. 191-198, 1994
  • Territory, Society and Administration. The Czech Republic and the Industrial Region of Liberec (Barlow, Dostál, Hampl, Eds.). Amsterdam 1994

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.