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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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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.