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Results of the Evaluations of research disclosed

The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) disclosed the results of the Evaluations of research and professional activities of the institutes of the CAS for 2010–2014. The results for particular institutes, including comments of their directors, are available here.

Václav Cílek's book was reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

A wide review of the book of essays "To Breathe with Birds" was published in The Times Literary Supplement (London) on January 29, 2016. You can read the review by Kapka Kassabova here.

Colloquium on the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris

Czech Academy of Sciences, in co-operation with the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, organized the colloquium on the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The colloquium focused especially on the presumed impact of the conference results on the Czech Republic. Václav Cílek, a former director of the Institute of Geology, CAS, presented the first expert contribution and hosted the following discussion. Among the discussion participants, Lenka Lisá and Radek Mikuláš represented the staff of the Institute of Geology.

A step towards the A.C. Clarke's space elevator?

Gunther Kletetschka and his Japanese colleagues published a new paper describing strength enhancement of the super strong structures of carbon nanotubes. This represent another step toward the realization of a space elevator. The publication appeared in Nanotechnology (Impact Factor: 3.821)
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Prof. Zbyněk Roček 70

Prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Roček, DrSc. celebrated his 70th birthday in the year 2015. A special volume of the Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments journal was published at this occasion. Fulltexts of all the contributions are temporarily freely available  (until 30 April 2016). For a link to this volume click HERE.

Popular booklet “Mercury in the Environment” published (in Czech)

The Strategie AV21 book series of the Academia Publishing House introduces the individual research programmes. One of them, with participation of the Institute of Geology staff, is the Diversity of Life and Ecosystem Health. The activities of the program are coordinated by the Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Within the activities of this programme, a booklet in Czech language titled “Mercury in the Environment” was published, being authored by Tomáš Navrátil and Jan Rohovec.

The Vojtěch Náprstek Medal awarded to Radek Mikuláš

The Medal of Vojtěch Náprstek for promotion of science to the public (given by the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2003) was awarded to three new laureates. One of them is Radek Mikuláš of the Institute of Geology, CAS, v. v. i. He is the second winner of the Vojtěch Náprstek Medal of the Institute: from the first winner was Václav Cílek who was awarded the medal in 2012.
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