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.

Podcast: Increasing interest rates to fight high inflation

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: Talking Economics podcast
Monday, 06 June 2022 13:21

What are the main causes of high inflation? Will the inflation go back to lower levels? Katarína Stehlíková asked economist Dana Hájková these questions and more in the latest episode of Talking Economics, produced and recorded at CERGE-EI.

Forum Radio: Reading is special

Photo: Martin Pinkas, Vladimír Šigut
Thursday, 02 June 2022 16:58

Anežka Kuzmičová is a researcher at Charles University who, for the last two years, has conducted creative research into children’s reading. Scientists often study or emphasise literacy and language acquisition but there has been relatively little study of what children actually experience as they read.

Czech study in Nature shows how to improve vaccination rates

Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Martin Pinkas
Tuesday, 31 May 2022 14:49

"Many think that only about half of medical doctors believe in vaccines against Covid-19. In fact, it's 90 percent! Communicating this is a simple way of increasing vaccination rates," summarize Michal Bauer and Julie Chytilová, co-authors of a new study in Nature.

High school students can sign up for Particle Prague 2022

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Czech Physical Society, Shutterstock
Monday, 25 April 2022 12:54

Particle Prague 2022 is a five-day event offering high school students a week in the world of particle physics, co-organised by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. The event will be held in September but the deadline for registration is 30 April.

Martin Kozák from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant. It will go towards research of new electron microscopy techniques that will allow capturing the motion of electrons in matter.

Grant boosts study of new materials

Photo: Martin Pinkas
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 08:19

The physicist Tim Verhagen comes from the Netherlands but has been working in the Czech Republic for eight years, currently at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. He has just received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his research into new materials – “2D-sandwiches”.

Historian: Belarus is in the grip of a new 'Normalisation'

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Martin Pinkas, Vladimír Šigut, Shutterstock
Friday, 18 March 2022 07:19

“It has to be talked about, even though personally it hurts a lot...” Belarusian-born historian Alena Marková from the Faculty of Humanities warns that the ‘normalisation’ now in Belarus is similar to Czechoslovakia after 1968.

The role small states can play

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Tomáš Weiss's personal archive, Shutterstock
Monday, 21 February 2022 13:43

Tomáš Weiss from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University is the editor of a new book on the influence of small states in international security. “It may be interesting for Czech readers that the book devotes several chapters to the Czech Republic,” he says.

How excess vegetation burning changed Australia

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Petr Kuneš, Shutterstock
Friday, 18 February 2022 11:01

“We really had no idea how big a role the Aborigines played,” say Petr Kuneš. An associate professor at CU, Dr. Kuneš was a member an international team that examined how colonisation changed vegetation management in Australia.

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