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The Radek Melka Prize for the best paper of the CETeG 2015 Conference awarded to Filip Tomek

     At the 13th Meeting of the Central European Tectonic Groups (CeTeG), Filip Tomek received
     the Radek Melka Prize for his paper “Magma flow paths and strain patterns in magma chambers
     growing by floor subsidence: a model based on magnetic fabric study of shallow-level plutons in
     the Štiavnica volcano–plutonic complex, Western Carpathians” published in the Bulletin of
     Volcanology last year. Filip Tomek is a PhD. student working for the Institute of Geology of the
     CAS. This study revealed complex magma flow patterns and mechanisms of magma chamber
     construction on the example of the Štiavnica stratovolcano, Western Carpathians.
                                                        See the illustration figure here.

Exhibition of palaeontological and anthropological reconstructions opened at Nový Jičín

     An exhibition named "Journeys to prehistory or In the footsteps of Zdeněk Burian" will be
     displayed in the New Gallery of the Žerotín Chateau at Nový Jičín from 12 May to 6 September
     2015. The palaeontological and anthropological reconstructions are authored by Jaroslav Bažant,
     Pavel Dvorský, Petr Modlitba, Jiří Svoboda and Jiří Teichmann.
     See the exhibition poster in Czech here.

Prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Roček, DrSc. appointed an Emeritus Scientist of the Czech Academy of Sciences

     Prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Roček, DrSc. was appointed an Emeritus Scientist of the Czech Academy
     of Sciences for his successful lifework and his merits in the development of the Institute and in
     vertebrate palaeontology.
     See the photo of Prof. Roček here.

RNDr. Václav Houša, CSc. – uncompleted 80th birthday

     The outstanding  Czech paleontologist and a former director of the Institute of Geology CAS
     RNDr. Václav Houša, CSc. would celebrate  his 80th birthday on April 7, 2015.

The unique Centre for Didactics of Geology will be opened in Říčany

    The Centre for Didactic of Geology will be ceremonially opened on April 9th 2015 at 14.00. One of the
    collaborators is Petr Schnabl from the Institute of Geology CAS, v. v. i. The ceremony will take place at
    the garden of the 1st Elementary School Říčany at Masaryk square.
    The invitation card (in Czech) is here.

Professor Zdeněk V. Špinar - memorial meeting

    The memorial meeting at the occasion of the centenary birth and twenty years death celebration of the outstanding
    Czech palaeontologist Professor Zdeněk V. Špinar will take place in the meeting room of the Institute of Geology AS
    CR, v. v. i. on 11th November 2015.
    The invitation is downloadable here (in Czech).

Radek Mikuláš spoke about stromatoliths in the Czech radio programme "Studio Leonardo"

    Stromatolites are often reported as the oldest macroscopic fossils of the Earth. But what do we really
    know on them?
    The recorded broadcast id here (in Czech)

Vernissage of the exhibition "Landscape of the old mining areas in the neighbourhood of Tábor" in Café Barrande

    The vernissage of the exhibition "Landscape of the old mining areas in the neighbourhood of Tábor" of
    Jiří Žítt from the Institute of Geology CAS, v. v. i. went in Café Barrande together with exhibition of
    graphics of Jan Sklenář (National Muzeum, Prague) went in Café Barrande 5th March, 2015. The
    exhibition will take up to 26th March, 2015.
    Some photographs are here.

Michal Filippi contributed to the interview for the Příroda (Nature) Magazine

    Michal Filippi of the Institute of Geology CAS, v.v.i., together with Jiří Bruthans (Faculty of
    Science, Charles University in Prague) and Milan Geršl (Mendel University in Brno)
    contributed to the interview about discoveries in the Iranian salt karst for the Příroda
    Magazine (Nature) Magazine, No. 3-4, 2015.
    For the contents of the mentioned issue see here (in Czech).

Michal Filippi in a TV documentary about the Bohemian Paradise Geopark

    Michal Filippi from the Institute of Geology CAS, v.v.i, together with Jaroslav Řihořek (Faculty of
    Science, Charles University in Prague) participated in a TV documentary about the Bohemian
    Paradise Geopark broadcasted within the TV series “Nedej seˮ. They presented results of the
    research of sandstone landforms.
    Telerecording of the documentary see here (in Czech).

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