Photographing the ancient world

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Michal Novotný, David Rafael Moulis
Saturday, 14 January 2023 09:13

He first glimpsed the ancient world through the viewfinder as a teenager on a family holiday in Tunisia and for David Rafael Moulis it was a turning point. His camera eventually led him to Israel, as a member of a team from the Protestant Theological Faculty at Charles University. 

Biologist Jiří Bártek: A lifelong passion for science

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Tomas Bertelsen
Tuesday, 10 January 2023 10:54

“I have always been fascinated by basic mechanisms and to understand how things work inside the cell,” says cell biologist Jiři Bártek, the most cited Czech scientist, awarded an honorary doctorate from Charles University in 2022.

The year in science at Charles University

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Forum, CU archive
Friday, 30 December 2022 23:54 chose “woman” as its word of the year for 2022, an apt choice which could apply to Charles University. In February, for the first time in its history, the position of rector was taken up by a woman: professor and  scientist Milena Králíčková. The events of 2022 demonstrated the importance and necessity of science more than ever.

A deep fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun

Author : Martin Rychlík
Photo: Michal Novotný, Japanese Embassy
Friday, 23 December 2022 14:09

Associate Professor Jan Sýkora from the Institute of Asian Studies has been to Japan countless times and has dedicated more than 30 years to the study of the Japanese language and culture. This year, he received one of Japan’s highest honours.

Inspiring the next generation

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Hynek Glos
Tuesday, 13 December 2022 09:00

Professor Martin Kotora is the head of the Group of Catalysis in Organic Synthesis at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. Earlier this year, Kotora received the prestigious Donatio award – recognising excellence in research, a high number of citations, and publication in top scientific journals.

Erin Carson receives ERC grant to improve algorithms

Author : Pavla Hubalková
Photo: Michal Novotný
Tuesday, 22 November 2022 06:39

A European Research Council junior grant (ERC Starting) has gone to Erin Carson from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University. She will analyse numerical computations and search for new algorithms for computational systems.

CU scientists come up big at Neuron Awards

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: NF Neuron
Sunday, 16 October 2022 23:40

Two Czech scientists who have contributed significantly to global research with their lifetime of work, one scientific transfer project and six young scientific talents. These are this year's awards from the Neuron Foundation for Science. Six of the nine awards have gone to Charles University.

Researchers Night returns face-to-face

Author : Pavla Hubalková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Martin Pinkas, Hynek Glos
Monday, 03 October 2022 14:23

Over three thousand visitors saw, heard, felt, tasted or touched science on Friday, 30 September, the day that Czech European Researchers Night took place. Charles University prepared 80 activities for children and adults. Also on view was the FameLab competition final.

Podcast: The post-Covid, current crisis labour market

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: Shutterstock
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 15:11

The Czech labor market situation has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and in recent months by the war in Ukraine. What are the main characteristics of the Czech labor market now? Katarína Stehlíková talks about these issues with Klára Kalíšková.

EUPRIO's raison d'etre: Sci communication

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: EUPRIO, Pavla Hubálková
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 20:46

Zurich is more than the Swiss city of chocolate and banking or one of the richest cities in the world: recently, it was the destination where communicators from all over Europe converged. The conference central theme  of the annual conference was “Science communication: how to engage nowadays”.

September saw the opening of the Didaktikon Educational and Creative Centre at Kampus Hybernská, successfully fusing cooperation between Charles University and the City of Prague. Ten interdisciplinary exhibits and a number of events await visitors.

The secret lives of animals in Prague

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Aerofilms, Ondřej Sedláček
Friday, 26 August 2022 11:53

If you want to experience beautiful nature, head to Prague. You read that right. The Czech metropolis is a unique place in Europe when it comes to the number of species diversity of plants and animals. Don't believe it? The new film and book Planeta Praha will convince you.

Forum Radio: The temple at Tel Moza

Photo: Vladimír Šigut, David Moulis
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 12:42

Filip Čapek is a professor at the Dept. of the Old Testament at Charles University’s Protestant Theological Faculty. Since 2019, he and colleagues have been contributing to the dig at Tel Moza excavation site near Jerusalem. The site of a remarkable Iron Age temple.

Egyptologists discover tomb of mercenary commander

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Petr Košárek, CU archive
Thursday, 21 July 2022 11:09

An archaeological team from the Czech Institute of Egyptology discovered the tomb of an ancient Egyptian dignitary during fieldwork in Egypt, in the spring of 2022. Although it was already looted in antiquity, the site is neverthless invaluable.

Forum Radio: Learning Czech was essential

Author : Jan Velinger
Photo: Martin Pinkas
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 16:35

Hillel J. Kieval is an historian at Washington University in St. Louis. An expert on the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, Kieval taught a course at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University this semester based on his newest book: Blood Inscriptions: Science, Modernity, and Ritual Murder at Europe's Fin de Siecle.

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