The Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences 2023
06. 11. 2023
The third annual Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences took place from 6–12 November 2023, opening the doors of research institutions in 22 locations across the Czech Republic. Visitors had the chance to take a peek inside cutting-edge laboratories and ask researchers about what their day-to-day work looks like. The programme always includes open houses, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and public debates, and the participation of most of the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Twenty-four events were held in English. As every year, admission to all events is free, but in certain cases, reservations are required.
“The Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a showcase of the best, most current, and newest research that is going on in the Czech Republic, presented in exciting forms to the public, and I’m certain everyone will be able to find something of interest in the diverse programme – be it experts or high school students,” says Eva Zažímalová, President of the CAS.
In Prague, visitors can come visit the headquarters of the Academy on Národní Street, which will offer a variety of lectures, pop-up exhibitions, and discussions. Across Prague and the whole country, several CAS institutes will hold open houses for those interested in what goes on inside the research institutes and labs.
A list of the entire week-long programme is available on the website of the Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Prepared by: External Relations Division, CAO of the CAS
Photo: Josef Landergott and Jana Plavec, External Relations Division, CAO of the CAS
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- A new computer model of the ear to simulate hearing and improve cochlear implants
- Three CAS researchers received the Academic Award – Praemium Academiae
- The Czechs the first in the world to monitor barley mitosis in real time
- Novel Digital History Project developed by MIT and Czech historians
- Call for applications: L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science programme 2023
- The Czech Republic cannot do without synthetic fuels in the future, experts warn
- Breasts at risk: researchers decipher hundreds of variants of breast cancer gene
- The beauty of the unseen: the inner world of crystal atoms and molecules
The Czech Academy of Sciences (the CAS)
The mission of the CAS
The primary mission of the CAS is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of natural, technical and social sciences as well as humanities. This research aims to advance progress of scientific knowledge at the international level, considering, however, the specific needs of the Czech society and the national culture.
President of the CAS
Prof. Eva Zažímalová has started her second term of office in May 2021. She is a respected scientist, and a Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology.
She is also a part of GCSA of the EU.