Medals of the CAS

Medals of the CAS

The Czech Academy of Sciences awards the following medals:
 
  1. The Honorary Medal "De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis" (the highest distinction) recognizes Czech as well as foreign personalities for their exceptionally meritorious contributions in the area of science and the promotion of humanitarian ideas.
  2. The Honorary Medals of Science recognize scientific excellence attained by Czech and foreign scientists in any field of science.
  3. The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal recognizes results of the work of Czech and foreign scientists or persons promoting science.
  4. The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal recognizes the merits of publicists and scientists in the popularisation of science achieved by their ongoing systematic and purposeful activities to publicise information about science.
 
Scientific Councils of Academy institutes and the Council for Sciences of the CAS submit proposals for awarding the medal "De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis", Medals of Science and The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal. The Coucil for Sciences of the CAS, the Council for Science Popularisation of the CAS and the Editorial Board of the CAS propose recipients for the Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for merit in the popularisation of science.
 

Nominations for awarding medals are submitted in writing by 31 March of the calendar year or by 30 September of the calendar year.

Awarded Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2015
President of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2015 awarded the following medals:
 

The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“

  • Prof. MUDr. Josef SYKA, DrSc., dr. h. c., Institute of Experimental medicine of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Philip G. ZIMBARDO, Department of Psychology, Jordan Hall, Stanford University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter HEUER, CERN Director-General, Geneva, Switzerland


The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in Physical Sciences

  • Prof. RNDr. Petr HEINZEL, DrSc., Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander I. LICHTENSTEIN, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg NEUGEBAUER, director Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • RNDr. Jan PETZELT, DrSc., Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.


The František Křižík Honorary Medal for Merit in Technical Sciences and for Implementation of Results of Scientific Research

  • Prof. Ing. Karel HRBÁČEK, DrSc., Institute of Physics of Materials of the CAS, v. v. i.


The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Chemical Sciences

  • Prof. RNDr. Jiří JANATA, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
  • Prof. Takashi KAKIUCHI, PhD., Emeritus Profesor, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. RNDr. Miloš V. NOVOTNÝ, DrSc., Indiana Univ, Dept Chem, Bloomington, USA
  • Prof. Mgr. Pavel JUNGWIRTH, CSc., DSc., Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.


The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences

  • RNDr. Zdenka NEUHÄUSLOVÁ, CSc., Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • RNDr. Robert NEUHÄUSL, DrSc. - in memoriam, Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. MUDr. Bohuslav OŠŤÁDAL, DrSc., Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. RNDr. Karel ŠIMEK, CSc., dr. h. c., Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. RNDr. Michaela VORLÍČKOVÁ, DrSc., Institute of Biophysics of the CAS, v. v. i.


The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Philological and Philosophical Sciences

  • PhDr. Josef HEJNIC, CSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • PhDr. Zdenka RIBAROVA, Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i.


The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences

  • Prof. PhDr. Pavel OLIVA, DrSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.


The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Friedrich STADLER, Institut Wiener Kreis, Universität Wien, Österreich


The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation

  • RNDr. Radek MIKULÁŠ, CSc., DSc., Institute of Geology of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Ing. Daniel STACH, Czech television presenter, reporter CT 24, Prague
  • Mgr. Ivan BOHÁČEK, chief editor of the magazine Universe, Prague


Honorary Medal for Merits in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

  • Prom. fyz. Pavel BOHÁČEK, Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Ing. Josef MATOUŠEK, DrSc., Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i.
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2014
President of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2014 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. Avram Noam CHOMSKY, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences
  • RNDr. Pavel KREJČÍ, CSc., Institute of Mathematics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in Physical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Jan PALOUŠ, DrSc., Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • RNDr. Jan STŐCKEL, CSc., Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. RNDr. Vladislav ŠIMÁK, DrSc., Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Pošepný Honorary Medal for Merit in Geological Sciences
  • Doc. RNDr. Jaromír ULRYCH, DrSc., Institute of Geology of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Chemical Sciences
  • Prof. Ing. Karel ULBRICH, DrSc., Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences
  • RNDr. Vlasta JANKOVSKÁ, CSc., Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Maxim D. Frank-KAMENETSKII, Ph.D., DrSc., Department of Biomedical Engineering. Boston University, Boston, USA
  • RNDr. Bohdan SLAVÍK, DrSc., Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Karel Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in Social and Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Christopher A. SIMS, PhD., Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
  • Prof. JUDr. Václav PAVLÍČEK, CSc., dr. h. c., Institute of State and Law of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences
  • Dr. Robert LUFT, Senior Researcher, Collegium Carolinum, Műnchen, Germany
  • Prof. PhDr. Petr SOMMER, CSc., DSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Dr. Zénon S. KALUZA, Laboratoire d’études sur les Monothéismes, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • Prof. PhDr. František ŠMAHEL, DrSc., Dr. h. c. mult., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • RNDr. Adolf FILÁČEK, CSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Marek JANÁČ, Documentarist, Czech Radio, Prague
  • PhDr. Markéta PRAVDOVÁ, Ph.D., Researcher, deputy director of the Institute of the Czech Language of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • PhDr. Jitka STAŇKOVÁ, DrSc., Institute of Ethnology of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
Honorary Medal for Merits in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • JUDr. Drahoslava VANÍČKOVÁ, Head Office of the CAS
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2013
President of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2013 awarded the following medals:
 
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. Roger BALIAN, Institut de Physique Théorique, Saclay, France
  • RNDr. Zdeněk HAVLAS, DrSc., Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Pavel DRÁBEK, DrSc., The Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
  • Dr. Jaroslav KAUTSKÝ, Ph.D., Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
  • Prof. RNDr. Vladimír SOUČEK, DrSc., Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Zdeněk STRAKOŠ, DrSc., Institute of Computer Science of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in Physical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Friedrich EGGELER, Institut fűr Werkstoffe-Werkstoffwissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland
  • Prof. RNDr. Martin ČERNOHORSKÝ, CSc., Masaryk University in Brno
 
The František Pošepný Honorary Medal for Merit in Geological Sciences
  • Prof. Ove STEPHANSOON, Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Deutschland
 
The František Križík Honorary Medal for Merit in Technical Sciences and for Implementation of Results of Scientific Research
  • Prof. Ing. Zdeněk BITTNAR, DrSc., Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanics
  • Prof. Ing. František MARŠÍK, DrSc., Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Chemical Sciences
  • Prof. Nobuyoshi KOGA, Ph.D. – CSc., Chemistry Laboratory, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Prof. Ing. Rudolf ZAHRADNÍK, DrSc., J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v.v.i.
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences
  • RNDr. Jan KVĚT, CSc., Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. RNDr. František SEHNAL, CSc., Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in Biomecical Sciences
  • Prof. MUDr. Pavel MAREŠ, DrSc., Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • MUDr. Radim ŠRÁM, DrSc., Institute of Experimental Medicine of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Barbara CANNON, Ph.D., Stockholm University, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

 

The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Philologic al and Philosophical Scences
  • PhDr. Emilie BLÁHOVÁ, CSc., Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences
  • Prof. PhDr. Jaroslav PÁNEK, DrSc., dr. h. c. multi., Institute of History of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • Prom. fil. Václav KONZAL, Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Ing. Marcel GRŰN, director the Observatory and the Planetarium in Prague
  • Prof. PhDr. Martin HILSKÝ, CSc., dr. h. c., MBE, Faculty of Arts Charles University in Prague
  • Mgr. Jana OLIVOVÁ, Czech Radio, Prague
 
Honorary Medal for Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Vít NAŠINEC, CSc., Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Božena PETSCHOVÁ, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Ing. Dr. Pavel CHRÁSKA, DrSc., Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2012
President of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2012 awarded the following medals:
 
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • prof. RNDr. Blanka Říhová, DrSc. (Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)
 
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences
  • prof. Gilles Godefroy (Institut de Mathématiques, Jussieu, Paris, France)
  • prof. RNDr. Michal Křížek, DrSc. (Institute of Mathematics of the CAS, v. v. i.)
 
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in Physical Sciences
  • prof. Allan Hugh Mac Donald, Ph.D. (The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA)
  • prom. fyz. Milada Glogarová, CSc. (Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • Dr. Peter Jenni (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
 
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Chemical Sciences
  • prof. Ing. Miloš Marek, DrSc. (Institute of Chemical Technology Prague)
 
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences
  • prof. RNDr. Helena Illnerová, DrSc. (Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • prof. RNDr. Václav Pačes, DrSc. (Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • prof. Steven M. Reppert, MD (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA)
 
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in Biomedical Sciences
  • RNDr. Jaroslava Folbergrová, DrSc. (Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.)
 
 
The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Philological and Philosophical Sicences
  • Ludmila Norajrovna Budagovová, DrSc. (Institut slavjanoveděnija, Rossijskaja akademija nauk, Moskva, Rossija)
  • prof. Dr. Ulrich G. Leinsle, Dr. (Universität Regensburg, Fakultät fűr Katholische Theologie, Regensburg, Germany)
 
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences
  • prof. Johann P. Arnason, Ph.D. (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
 
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • RNDr. Václav Cílek, CSc. (Institute of Geology of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • Mgr. Jan Kolář, Ph.D. (Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • PhDr. Milena Secká, CSc. (National Museum – Náprstek museum)
  • Pavel Suchan (Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.)
  • doc. RNDr. František Weyda, CSc. (Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i.)
 
 
Honorary Medal for Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Mgr. Eva Žižková, CSc. (Head Office of the CAS)
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2011
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2011 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
Andrew J. Feustel, PhD, American Astronaut, NASA, USA
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Vojtěch Rödl, CSc., Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  • Ivo Vrkoč, DrSc., Institute of Mathematics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in Physical Sciences
  • Ing. Karel Jungwirth, DrSc., the PALS Research Center of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, v. v. i. and the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Vollhardt, Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Germany
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in Biomedical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. František Vyskočil, DrSc., Dr.h.c., Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Karel Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in Social and Economic Sciences
  • Prof. PhDr. Pavel Říčan, CSc., Institute of Psychology of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Bahlcke, Historisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Prof. dr. hab. Wojciech Iwańczak, Uniwersytet w Kielcach, Poland
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • Prof. PhDr. Stanislav Sousedík, CSc. Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • PhDr. Veronika Kratochvílová, Public Affairs Section of the CAS
  • Ing. Dana Sephtonová, British Council, Czech Republic
  • Ing. Květa Stejskalová, CSc., J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Honorary Medal for Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Ing. Jaroslav Bulička, CSc., Head Office of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • PhDr. Jarmila Burgetová, Library of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • RNDr. Václav Novák, CSc., Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i. (in memoriam)
  • RNDr. Dana Wagnerová, DrSc., Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2010
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2010 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • prof. RNDr. Jiří Čížek, DrSc., F.R.S.C., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • doc. PhDr. Lydia Petráňová, CSc., Institute of Ethnology of the CAS, v. v. i
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • RNDr. Věra Kůrková, DrSc., Institute of Computer Science of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Ing. Igor Vajda, DrSc., Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS, v. v. i. (in memoriam)
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • prof. Barry L. Karger, Ph.D., The Barnett Institute Northeastern University Boston, USA
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • prof. Takeo Kishimoto, PhD., Tokio Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
 
The Karel Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social and Economic Sciences
  • prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Ph.D., Columbia University, Broadway, New York, USA
 
The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Philological and Philosophical Sciences
  • PhDr. Jan Balhar, CSc., Institute of the Czech Language of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Ing. Kamil Sedláček, CSc., Oriental Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • doc. PhDr. Vilém Herold, CSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Historical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Claude Maurel, Centre françaos de recherche en science, Prague – CEFRES
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Mgr. Vladimír Kunz, HERAFILM, Prague,
  • Mgr. Vladimír Kučera, Czech Television, Prague
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2009
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2009 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • RNDr. Zdeněk Ceplecha, DrSc., Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Prof. Erazim Kohák, Ph.D., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Terence G. Langdon, PhD., DSc., Dr.h.c., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • prof. RNDr. Emil Paleček, DrSc., Institute of Biophysics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc., Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. PhDr. František Šmahel, DrSc., Dr.h.c.mult, Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • prof. Patrick Bruno, PhD., European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France
  • Ing. Vratislav Kafka, DrSc., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Křižík Honorary Medal for Merit in the Technical Sciences and for the Implementation of Results of Scientific Research
  • prof. Ing. Ondřej Fischer, DrSc., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Ing. Ladislav Frýba, DrSc., Dr.h.c., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Otto S. Wolfbeis, PhD., University of Regensburg, Germany
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • Ing. Blanka Wichterlová, DrSc., J.Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • prof. David L. Baltimore, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • prof. James H. McKerrow, University of California, San Francisco, USA
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biomedical Sciences
  • prof. Asla Pitkänen, MD, PhD., DSc., University of Kuopio, Finland
  • prof. MUDr. Josef Syka, DrSc., Institute of Experimental Medicine of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The K. Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social and Economic Science
  • doc. JUDr. Josef Blahož, DrSc., Institute of State and Law of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Historical Sciences
  • prof. Dr. Zdeněk V. David, Woodrow Wilson International Centrer for Scholars, Washington DC, USA
  • prof. Dr. Anne Hudson, FBA, University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, United Kingdom
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • prof. JUDr. Monika Pauknerová, CSc., Institute of State and Law of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal
  • Sylva Daníčková, certificated historian
  • PhDr. Jindra Jarošová, Czech Radio, Prague
  • RNDr. František Kotlaba, CSc., Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Michael Londesborough, Dr., Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
Honorary Medal For Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • JUDr. Jan Bárta, CSc., Institute of State and Law of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Karel Melichar, Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Ing. Jiří Niederle, DrSc. Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • Miroslav Hudeček, Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i. (in memoriam)
  • Božena Šléglová, Head Office of the CAS
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2008
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2008 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • prof. Dr. Ing. Pavel Novák, University Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • prof. Stephen A. Cook, FRS, University of Toronto, Canada

The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • prof. Dr. Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • prof. Michel A. Van Hove, City University of Hong Kong, China

The František Křižík Honorary Medal for Merit in the Technical Sciences and for the Implementation of Results of Scientific Research
  • prof. Ing. Petr Moos, CSc., Faculty of Transportation Sciences of Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Ing. Vladimír Pekárek, CSc., Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Ing. Miroš Pirner, DrSc., Dr.h.c., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Ing. Jaromír Příhoda, CSc., Institute of Thermomechanics of the CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • RNDr. Rudolf Polák, CSc., J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.
  • prof. Alexander Wlodawer, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute at Frederick, USA

The Gregor Johann Mendel for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • prof. Sune Linder, Southern Swedish Forest Research Center, Alnarp, Sweden
  • prof. Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
  • prof. Dr. Robin A. Weiss, University College London, Great Britain
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biomedical Sciences
  • RNDr. Jaroslav Kuneš, DrSc., Institute of Physiology, CAS, v. v. i.
 
The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Philological and Philosophical Sciences
  • prof. PhDr. Radoslav Večerka, DrSc., Dr.h.c.mult., Masaryk University, Brno
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Historical Sciences
  • prof. PhDr. Ivan Vojtěch, Institute of Ethnology, CAS, v. v. i.
 
Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • prof. Dr. Bruno Nettl, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Nevada-Urbana, USA
  • Nathali Roussarie, L´Associatiion Jan Hus, Paris, France

The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal
  • Mgr. Josef Matyáš (chief editor), Ing. Eva Hníková, Mgr. Eva Vlčková, Mgr. Matouš Lázňovský and Bc. Luděk Vainert (membres of section Science redaction of the newspaper Lidové noviny)

Honorary Medal For Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • RNDr. Jiří Grygar, DrSc., Institute of Physics CAS, v. v. i.
  • JUDr. Jaroslav Seidl, Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, v. v. i.
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2007
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2007 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. RNDr. Helena Illnerová, DrSc., Institute of Physiology of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • Prof. MUDr. Pavel Klener, DrSc., 1st Department of Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine Charles University and Prague Center for individual Care
  • Prof. Ing. Pavel Kratochvíl, DrSc., Dr.h.c., Institutce of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • Prof. RNDr. Josef Paldus, DrSc., F.R.S.C., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • RNDr. Jiří Velemínský, DrSc., Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS, v.v.i.
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in Mathematical Sciences
  • Doc. Ing. Jiří V. Outrata, DrSc., Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • Prof. Dr. Pekka Neittaanmäki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Prof. Dr. David Preiss, University of Warwick, Coventry, Great Britain
 
The František Křižík Honorary Medal for Merit in Technical Sciences and for Implementation of Results of Scientific Research
  • Dr. Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Claude Bernard University,Lyon, France
  • Ing. Jiří Náprstek, DrSc., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • RNDr. Ivan Šolc, CSc., Institute of Plasma Physics of the CAS, v.v.i.
 
The Jaroslav Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Chemical Sciences
  • Doc. Ing. Drahoslav Lím, DrSc., San Diego, USA (in memoriam) 
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Jiří Komárek, DrSc, Institute of Botany of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • RNDr. Ivana Macháčková, CSc., Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS, v.v.i.
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in Biomedical Sciences
  • Prof. Solomon L. Moshé, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
 
The Karel Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in Social and Economic Sciences
  • Prof. Orley C. Ashenfelter, Ph.D., BA, Princeton University, USA
 
The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in Philological and Philosophical Sciences
  • Prof. PhDr. Ladislav Matějka, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Cambridge, USA
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in Historical Sciences
  • PhDr. Dušan Kováč, DrSc., Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Prof. JUDr. Radomír Václav Luža, Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
  • Prof. PhDr. Vojtěch Mastný, Ph.D., The George Washington University, Washington, USA
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • PhDr. Ivan Dubský, CSc., Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • Dr. Klaus Nellen, Institut fűr die Wissenschaftel vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria
  • PhDr. RNDr. Jiří Polívka, Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague
 
The Vojtěch Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Mgr. Miroslav Bobek, Czech Radio, Prague
  • Mgr. Vladimír Kořen, Czech Television, Prague
  • Doc. Ing. Jan Krekule, DrSc., Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS, v.v.i.
  • Mgr. Antonín Vítek, CSc., Academy of Sciences Library, Prague / Library of the CAS, v.v.i., Prague
  • PhDr. Dušan Třeštík, CSc., Institute of History of the CAS, v.v.i.
 
Honorary Medal for Merits in the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • PhDr. Ivana Kadlecová, Library of the CAS, v.v.i., Prague
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2006
The Academy Council of the CAS in 2006 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. Ing. Otto Exner, Dr. techn., DrSc., Dr.h.c., research scientist of the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CAS
  • Prof. RNDr. Miroslav Fiedler, DrSc., research scientist of the Institute of Mathematics CAS
  • Prof. Dr. Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch, of the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany
 
The Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. Imre Csiszár, DrSc., of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Prof. Ivan Kiguradze of the A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Prof. Flemming Tops, PhD., of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
 
The Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • Prof. Peter Heinz Dederichs of the Institut für Festkörperforschung, Jülich, Germany
  • Dr. Gérard Jamelot of the Université Paris-Sud, Franc
  • Prof. Anatoly Nikitin, DrSc., Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
 
The Gregor Johann Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. David L. Denlinger of the Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. Susan M. Gasser of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
  • Doc. Ing. Antonín Stratil, DrSc., research scientist of the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics CAS
 
The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biomedical Sciences
  • Prof. MUDr. Helena Tlaskalová-Hogenová, DrSc., research scientist of the Institute of Microbiology CAS
 
The Josef Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Philological and Philosophical Sciences
  • PhDr. Vladimír Vavřínek, CSc., Institute for Slavonic Studies CAS
 
The František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Historical Sciences
  • Prof. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, PhD., of the Princeton University, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Lequesne, Director of CEFRES (French Institute for Research in Social Sciences), Prague
  • Valentina Vladimirovna Marjina, DrSc., of the Institute of Slavonic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Prof. Frank I. Michelman of Harvard University, USA
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • Dr. phil. Heinrich Pfeiffer, Dr.h.c.mult., Prof.h.c.mult., of the Alexander v. Humboldt Stiftung, Germany
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2005
The Academy Council of the CAS in 2005 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. Ing. Ivo Babuška, DrSc., Dr.h.c., University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Prof. RNDr. Petr Hájek, DrSc., research scientist of the Institute of Computer Science, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Janák, DrSc., Dr.h.c., research scientist, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, CAS, Brno
  • Prof. Norbert Kroó, General Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Zdeněk Mácal, principal conductor, Czech Philarmonic Orchestra, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Ivan Wilhelm, CSc., Rector of Charles University in Prague
 
The B. Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Radko Mesiar, CSc., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Peregrin, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Philosophy, CAS, Prague
 
The E. Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Jablonski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • RNDr. František Kroupa, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Andrew Richard Lang, PhD., FRS., University of Bristol, Great Britain
  • Prof. Guido Van Oos, PhD, of the Ghent University, Belgium
 
The F. Pošepný Honorary Medal for Merit in the Geological Sciences
  • Doc. PhDr. Pavel Povondra, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Geology, CAS, Prague
 
The G. J. Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Klein, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Prof. RNDr. Ivan Raška, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Experimental Medicine, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Jiří Šterzl, DrSc., reseach scientist, Institute of Microbiology, CAS, Prague
 
The J. E. Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Mikulas Popovic, Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 
The J. Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social Sciences
  • PhDr. Marta Bečková, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Philosophy, CAS, Prague
  • Dr. Aleksandr Ilić, former ambassador of Serbia and Monte Negro to the Czech Republic
 
The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal
  • PhDr. František Hoffmann, CSc., research scientist, CAS Archives, Prague
  • RNDr. Vladimír Petrus, CSc., director, Academy Head Office, Prague
  • RNDr. Jana Šlotová, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Brno
 
The V. Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Dipl. Pol. Dr. Werner Korthaase, Deutsche Comenius-Gesellschaft e.V., Berlin, Germany
  • MUDr. František Koukolík, DrSc., Thomayer Hospital, Prague
  • Prof. RNDr. Ivo Kraus, DrSc., Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2004
The Academy Council of the CAS in 2004 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Eugen A. Cernan, NASA astronaut, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Prof. RNDr. Antonín Holý, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Dr. phil. Siegmar von Schnurbein, Römische-Germanische Kommission des DAI, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Prof. MUDr. Vratislav Schreiber, First Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague
 
The B. Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. Owe Axelsson, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Prof. RNDr. Ivan Netuka, DrSc., Mathematical Institute of Charles University, Prague
  • Prof. Christopher C. Paige, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
 
The E. Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • Dr. Herbert Herman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
  • Prof. Ing. Dr. Pavel Chráska, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, Prague
  • Jan Kouba, DrSc. Geodetic Survey of Canada, Otawa, Ontario
 
The J. Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Tilmann D. Märk, Leopold-Franzens Universität Insbruck, Austria
  • RNDr. Jiří Závada, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS, Prague
 
The G. J. Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Doc. MUDr. Jiří Forejt, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Molecular Genetics, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. E. Peter Geiduschek, Center for Molecular Genetics, San Diego, California, USA
  • Prof. RNDr. Jan Klein, PhD., Pensylvania StateUniversity Park, Pensylvania, USA
  • Prof. Dr. James H. Oliver Jr., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA
  • Prof. Paula M. Pitha-Rowe, PhD, John Hopkins Medical University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • RNDr. Jan Závada, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Molecular Genetics, CAS, Prague
 
The J. E. Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Prof. Elizabeth U. Canning, Imperial College, London, Great Britain
 
The F. Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Honneth, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
 
The V. Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • Mgr. Ivo Budil, Czech Radio, Prague
  • Doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Kluiber, CSc., Ekogymnázium, (Ecological High School), Prague
  • Prof. PhDr. Miroslav Verner, DrSc., Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • Mgr. Václav Větvička, Prague Botanic Garden, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
  • Prof. RNDr. Ivo Volf, CSc., Faculty of Education, University of Hradec Králové
Medals of the Czech Academy of Sciences awarded in 2003
The Academy Council of the CAS in 2003 awarded the following medals:
 
The Honorary Medal „De scientia et humanitate optime meritis“
  • Prof. PhDr. Ivan Hlaváček, DrSc., Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • Doc. JUDr. Jiří Kejř, DrSc., former staff member of the CAS Archives, Prague
  • Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koutecký, DrSc., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Tauc, DrSc., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
 
The B. Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
  • Prof. RNDr. Jozef Gruska, DrSc., Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Prof. Rudolf Haňka, PhD., Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Great Britain
  • Prof. Josef Kittler, Ph.D., University of Surrey, Great Britain
 
The E. Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences
  • RNDr. Vladimír Dvořák, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Physics, CAS, Prague
  • RNDr. Vladimír Fiala, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Prague
  • Ing. Věnceslav F. Kroupa, DrSc., research scientist , Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Miloš Pick, DrSc., research scientist, Geophysical Institute, CAS, Prague
  • Ing. Axel Plešinger, DrSc., research scientist, Geophysical Institute, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Siegried Hofmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Metalforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Ing. Jan Vondrák, DrSc., research scientist, Astronomical Institute, CAS, Prague
 
The J. Heyrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences
  • Prof. Wyn Brown, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Prof. Ing. Jaromír Horák, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, CAS, the Joint Laboratory of Solid State Chemistry of Pardubice University and the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Jindřich Kopeček, DrSc., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Prof. René Lafont, Dr., Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
 
The G. J. Mendel Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biological Sciences
  • Prof. MUDr. Jiří Bartek, DrSc., Institute of Cancer Biology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Gareth Wyn Griffith, The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Jiřičný, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Ing. Miroslav Kamínek, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Experimental Botany, CAS , Prague
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut K. Lichtenthaler, Dr.h.c., Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
  • MVDr. Jiří Lukáš, CSc., Institute of Cancer Biology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prof. Thomas A. Miller, University of California, Riverside, California, USA
  • Prof. RNDr. Milena Rychnovská, DrSc., Palacký University, Olomouc
 
The J. E. Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merits in the Biological Sciences
  • Prof. Albert J. Aguay, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal, Canada
  • Prof. Zach W. Hall, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Prof. Rainer Klinke, Dr. med., Physiologisches Institut II, Frankfurt/M, Germany
  • Ing. Josef Matoušek, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, CAS, Liběchov
  • Prof. Michael M. Merzenich, PhD., University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Prof. Ole Peterson, M.D., FRS, University of Liverpool, Great Britain
  • Prof. MUDr. Eva Syková, DrSc., director, Institute of Experimental Medicine, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. William Darrell Willis, Jr., M.D., PhD., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
 
The K. Engliš Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social and Economic Sciences
  • Prof. JUDr. PhDr. Viktor Knapp, DrSc. (in memoriam)
 
The J. Dobrovský Honorary Medal for Merit in the Social Sciences
  • Prof. PhDr. Jan Blahoslav Čapek, Charles University, Prague (in memoriam)
  • Doc. PhDr. Zoe Hauptová, CSc., research scientist, Institute of Slavonic Studies, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. ThDr. Petr Pokorný, DrSc., Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Prague
 
The F. Palacký Honorary Medal for Merits in the Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Brandes, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Kosman, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Poznaň, Poland
  • PhDr. Josef Krása, CSc. (in memoriam)
  • Prof. Georges Mink, Ph.D., director, The French Centre for Research in the Social Sciences, Prague
  • Prof. PhDr. Pavel Spunar, CSc., research scientist, Institute for Classical Studies, CAS, Prague
  • Prof. Jerzy Tomaszewski, Universytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
  • Prof. Dr. Karel Vocelka, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Prof. Stanley B. Winters, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA
 
The J. Patočka Memorial Medal
  • Prof. RNDr. Pavel Blažka, CSc., Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
 
The V. Náprstek Honorary Medal for Merit in Science Popularisation
  • prom. biol.(graduate biologist) Šárka Orlíková, editor of the journal Živa, Prague
  • Doc. Ing. Jaroslav Petr, DrSc., research scientist, Research Institute of Animal Production, Prague
  • Mgr. Věra Tůmová, Czech Radio 2- Praha
  • Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Veselovský, DrSc., Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • Doc. RNDr. Jan Žďárek, DrSc., research scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS, Prague