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For 23 years, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague has been organizing a benefit concert “Let's go to Bethlehem together”. The concert takes place in Bethlehem Chapel on Thursday, 19 December at 19:15. The voluntary entrance fee and partners will contribute to the successful outcome of the benefit concert. This year they include: Zeppelin, Zeiss, The Ratajovi Beekeeping, ADV Studio, Party Furniture and the Frydrich Bakery. The proceeds will again be devoted to children with hematological and oncological diseases. Making life more pleasant for children treated at the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of the Motol University Hospital in Prague 5 is provided by the HAIMA association.
The New Year's concert of the Czech Technical University will take place in Rudolfinum on January 21, 2020 at 7.30 pm. The event will be held under the auspices of the CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček. The event will include the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Anu Tali, tenor Toby Spence and hornist Radek Baborak.

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Two footbridges with benches on Klínová cesta, construction in the form of a truss over the Bear Creek, a triangular footbridge at Hrnčířské Bo udy and a footbridge for cars and cars in Eliška's valley have been available to visitors of the highest Czech mountains since autumn. They were created thanks to the cooperation of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague with the Krkonoše National Park Administration. A total of 30 students from 5 studios of the Institute of Design II participated in the project.
The awards of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Higher Education, Science and Research for 2019 know their winners. On 29 November, excellent students of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, top scientists and newly also university lecturers received the awards from Minister Robert Plaga and Deputy Minister for Universities, Science and Research Pavel Doleček. The František Běhounek Prize for the Promotion and Popularization of Czech Science and the Milada Paulová Prize for Scientists for Lifelong Contribution to Science were also presented at the ceremony in the Senate.
To show CTU students in Prague what it looks like at CERN, what experiments are going on there and what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can do - these were the main goals of the next year's Hands on CERN event held at the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering in October. Firstly, the participants listened to two lectures on particle physics. Robert Líčeník, a doctoral student of experimental nuclear and particle physics at the FNSPE, introduced the standard particle model and the basics of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) theory and also discussed current knowledge in this area. Principles of particle acceleration and detection were discussed in the second lecture by Karel Šafařík, who returned to the FNSPE after years spent at CERN, where he helped establish the ALICE experiment. A week later, on 18 October, students independently analyzed real data from the ATLAS experiment.
Architecture studio Hlaváček - Čeněk won an award for innovative approach in teaching architecture. The tower with a view point, built by students of the Institute of Design II at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, can be found in Libčice nad Vltavou. Libčický mast was the only building designed and implemented by students of architecture.
European Grant H2020 AERIAL-CORE: AERIAL The cognitive integrated multi-purpose robotic system with extended operating range and safety will be led by the Dr. Martin Saska. Thanks to the ERC.cz grant, doc. Ondřej Chum will focus on the topic of Generalized Search in images and picture sessions and Dr. Matěj Hoffmann received the support of the GAČR grants for projects of Excellence in Basic Research - EXPRO for solving the role of full body consciousness for safe and natural interaction: from brain to collaborative robots.