Prof. Stephen Mark Barnett from the University of Glasgow, UK, and Prof. Wolfgang Peter Schleich from the University of Ulm, Germany, received honorary doctorates (Dr. h. c.) from the Czech Technical University in Prague at the ceremonial meeting of the Scientific Council on 5 October 2021 in Bethlehem Chapel. They were nominated by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of CTU in Prague (FJFI) and the doctorate was presented to both of them by Prof. Igor Jex, Dean of FJFI.
A team of researchers and students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU took part in an exercise of the Faculty of Military Health of the University of Defence in the military training area Tisá. The exercise included field tests of a prototype of the Digital Triage Assistant system, discussions with experts in the field of military medical rescue and tests of military equipment related to the Digital Triage Assistant project.
The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the CTU and the Karlovy Vary Region Ambulance Service have been cooperating for several years in the field of education of future paramedics, providing them with the opportunity to practice at the ambulance bases and the medical operations centre. The Memorandum of Cooperation signed on 5 October 2021 by the Dean of the FBMI, Prof. MUDr. Jozef Rosina, Ph.D., MBA, and the Director of the KVK Ambulance Service, MUDr. Jiří Smetana, expanded the portfolio of cooperation in the field of research.
Martin Schäfer, a graduate of the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FJFI) and an employee of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the CAS, won the second prize of this year's Henri Becquerel Prize for Nuclear Research. Ondřej Novák from the Department of Nuclear Reactors at FJFI was third. The prizes awarded by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic were presented by Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Pavel Doleček, Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Research (MŠMT), and French Ambassador Alexis Dutertre.
On Tuesday, 5 October, a ceremony was held at the Old Town Hall to present certificates to new graduates of the Minor programme. The aim of the inter-university programme is to educate a new generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) professionals. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Information Technology and the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University are participating in the programme. The event was attended not only by representatives of the association and the individual faculties, but also by the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and Prague City Councillor Vít Šimral.
Between Libčice nad Vltavou and the village of Tursko, a forgotten wooded area has come to life; students of the Hlaváček - Čeněk studio of the Faculty of Architecture have built three sitting areas. On Sunday, 3 October, they were jointly opened by the mayors of both municipalities and their guest, Věra Kovářová, a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. The Bench, the Silo and the Chair will be used by hunters and tourists who will be brought to the landscape by the new structures.
Foto, zdroj: Fakulta strojní ČVUT v Praze
The racing specials of the CTU in Prague student teams have traditionally been presented to the public during exhibition rides as part of the CTU Racing Day at the Dejvice campus. During the dynamic demonstrations, the CTU CarTech combustion formula car from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the electrically driven formula car controlled by the driver, as well as the autonomous eForce FEE Prague Formula from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the combustion and electric road racing motorcycles from the CTU Lions team from the Faculty of Transportation Technology were presented.
One of the biggest scientific and popular events in the Czech Republic, the Night of Scientists, took place on Friday 24 September. CTU offered its visitors interesting demonstrations at several of its faculties and university institutes, and the rich programme is still available online.
The Kaplicky Internship 2021 architecture competition has published its results. The jury was won by Valerie Heyworth, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, with her project Czech House in Taiwan. The winner will spend three months on a fully-funded internship at the leading London studio Amanda Levete Architects.
How to predict the weather with the greatest accuracy just 24 hours in advance? Cooperating with the meteorological company Meteopress, scientists from the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FIT CTU) are looking for an answer. They are using the capabilities of artificial intelligence to speed up and refine the forecast. Until now, a huge number of computers have been used for forecasting, which can now be greatly simplified thanks to artificial intelligence. This can also be used for sudden meteorological events, such as the tornado in Moravia.