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A book on the Křivoklátsko area awarded the Miroslav Ivanov Prize for regional literature

The book Křivoklátsko – The Story of the Royal Hunting Forest, two authors of which work for the Institute of Geology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, was awared the Main regional prize for masterpieces in non-fiction literature at the recently held Book World Prague 2017 Fair. The prize is awarded by the Jaroměř-Josefov town – the birthplace of Miroslav Ivanov, the Club of Authors of Non-fiction Literature and the Administration of the Legacy of Egon Ervín Kisch.

Speleological discoveries awarded

Speleological discoveries in China (here), participated by the Institute of Geology CAS, received an award for the most important foreign discovery in 2016 at the 36th Speleoforum Meeting. Speleoforum is the annual meeting of members of the Czech Speleological Society and other cavers. Its purpose is to present results achieved during the past year. Speleoforum lasts three days and includes: (i) professional lectures in karstology, geology and other fields; (ii) lectures in practical speleology and (iii) excursions to the Moravian Karst. Together with the meeting, an annual journal “Speleoforum” is published.
Motyčka Z., Filippi M. (2017): Shaanxi 2016: První české stopy v Číně. Speleofórum 2017, roč. 36, Česká speleologická společnost - Praha. 59-69. (In Czech with English abstract)

Filip Tomek visits New Mexico Highlands University, USA for a six-month fellowship

Postdoctoral researcher Filip Tomek was awarded a grant supporting the development of international cooperation of early-career scientists by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The project includes a six-month fellowship at New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Main focus of this project involves research of magma flow and emplacement beneath volcanoes on the example of the Platoro caldera (Colorado) and Cerrillos Hills radial dike complex (New Mexico). For the photos click here and here.

An improved theory of moldavite formation

A paper significantly contributed by Karel Žák, Roman Skála, Lukáš Ackerman, Jana Ďurišová and Šárka Jonášová of the Institute of Geology CAS was published in the prestigious journal of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta recently. It extends information on the origin of moldavites. For more details click here.

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