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 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.
What happens if a column of eight or more cars is created at one of the Czech motorways with drivers turned the so-called adaptive cruise control on? How will the increasing number of vehicles with this technology, known as the pre-stage of autonomous driving, affect the flow of traffic? These questions are asked by the team of Associate Professor Zdeněk Hurák from the Department of Control Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. If you have a car with adaptive cruise control and want to test its features, you can now take part in a unique experiment that will take place on 6 December at 10 am at the Public international airport in Mnichovo Hradiště.
In recent days personalities of world science, technology, business and politics have come to DOX, Prague’s center for contemporary art. This happened on the occasion of the Symposium Next 100 conference, which is unique both in its concept and informal atmosphere as well as in the number of speakers and range of topics. The Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University (CIIRC) joined the event to fully fulfill its mission: to create a space for interdisciplinary dialogue on how we can positively shape the future using new technologies.
The Uniqway carsharing project was inaugurated in October 2018. Since then, university and college students and educators have traveled over 200,000 kilometers. The shared fleet includes Škoda Fabia, Scala and Kamiq. During the operation of the service, 2000 users from 21 universities have registered from 44 countries.
Students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU participated in an international student competition organized by Region 8 ASC - Associated Schools of Construction On 7 and 8 November. The Faculty has been a member of since 2016. Overall, this association brings together over two hundred building faculties, mostly American. This year the competition took place in Manchester, England at the University of Salford. The participants were, in addition to the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU, from five American universities - Auburn University; California Polytechnic State University; University of Denver; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Oklahoma State University; Roger Willams University, Rhode Island; one Irish - Technology University of Dublin, one German - JADE Fach Schule Oldenburg; of four British - Birmingham City University, Liverpool John Moores University, North Umbria University and the hosting University of Salford.
In the sixth annual evaluation ‘School recommended by employers’, CTU faculties ranked second in the overall ranking of universities in the Czech Republic with 2957 points. This year's votes included 532 companies from all over the Czech Republic.
A ceremonial laying of the Stone of the Disappeared or Stolperstein took place in front of the house in Jilská 9, Prague 1 on Friday, 15 November, which now reminds us of the forgotten hero of autumn 1939 - Mark Frauwirth. This happened on the eve of the 80th anniversary of his arrest and assassination. A number of distinguished guests attended the ceremony while CTU whas represented by the vice-rector for the information system, Ing. Radek Holý.