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Further improvement in the rating of the Bulletin of Geosciences journal

The recently announced Impact Factors for 2015 showed an increase in the IF of the Bulletin of Geosciences from 1.515 in 2014 to 1.700. At the moment, it is the third best rated journal in the Czech Republic and the 18th best rated palaeontological journal world-wide. This success has been also contributed by members of the Editorial Board – staff members of the Institute of Geology CAS, v.v.i. (Jindřich Hladil, Ladislav Slavík, Petr Štorch, Jan Wagner and Jaroslav Zajíc).

Football match between representatives of paleocontinents Laurussia vs. Gondwana

A football match belongs among the traditions of international ichnologic congresses (Ichnia), which have been held every four years since 2004. This yearʼs Ichnia 2016 took place in the town of Idanha-a-Nova at the western border of Portugal. Radek Mikuláš played the entire match as a goalkeeper of Gondwana (marked by an arrow on the photo); however, he did not prevent a close defeat of his team 2 : 3.

The Encyclopedia of Clay Minerals succesful in the "Dictionary of the year 2016" contest

The contest is organized by the Union of Interpreters and Translators (JTP). The book by Karel Melka and Martin Šťastný ran second in the Nature Science category. To see all awarded books click here (in Czech).

Otto Wichterle Award 2016

Prof. Jiří Drahoš, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, decorated twenty-one young scientists with the Otto Wichterle Award in Lanna Villa in Prague on Monday, May 30, 2016. One of the Award holders was Tomáš Přikryl of the Institute of Geology of the CAS, v.v.i.

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