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GRBAlpha detected the second gamma ray burst
CubeSat GBRAlpha, released by our colleague Norber Werner and his team, detected the second gamma-ray burst. Thanks to the Nordic Optical Telescope, we also know the redshift of the burst. The Neil Gehrels Swift team determined the exact coordinates of the burst in the Aquila constellation
DTPA brings Universe to the JCMM Brno suburban camp
Colleagues from DTPA prepared an afternoon program for children from the JCMM Brno suburban camp. Together with the children, they assembled a solar telescope, the children built a paper sundial with the help of a compass, and there was even time for a lecture on threats from the depths of space.
GBRAlpha detected first gamma ray burst
The CubeSat of our colleague Norbert Werner and his team detected its first gamma ray burst. The burst was found in the data by Jakub Řípa. It is the first gamma ray burst ever detected by one unit CubeSat and by the CubeSat dedicated only to gamma ray burst observation. Congratulation to the team!
Our students awarded by the Dean
Our two students have been awarded the Dean's price - PhD student Romana Grossová supervised by Norbert Werner and master's degree student Samuel Valach supervised by the director of our institute Rikard von Unge
Interesting finds of our colleague in LAMOST survey
Our colleague Ernst Paunzen and his collaborators discovered not only over one thousand of chemically peculiar stars but also several mercury-manganese stars in LAMOST survey.
Prestigious Ignaz L. Lieben Award granted to Norbert Werner
Prof. Norbert Werner, from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, has been awarded Ignaz L. Lieben Award. The award is given by Austrian Academy of Science to scientists for outstanding achievements in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry or physics. Norbert Werner was awarded for his achievements in X-ray astronomy.
GRBAlpha launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday 22nd!
On the morning of the 22nd of March the Soyuz rocket carried nanosatellite GRBAlpha to orbit. Our colleagues were participating on its development.
New astronomical vidcast!
Our colleagues from the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics have made a brand new vidcast "Dialogues about Cosmos".
Researchers's Night, long and online
There are 9 videos from physics departments available for the online Researcher's Night 2020 available till the end of the year.
"We are testing how our modification of nanofibre filters will withstand industrial use," says David Pavliňák
Our experts have devised a technique that facilitates the production of nanofibre mask filters. Now, with the help of a grant from the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR), they are verifying how the plasma-treated surface of the filter handles temperature fluctuations, storage and other "pitfalls" of commercial production.
Three of our colleagues have been awarded the Rector's award
Our colleague Mgr. Jiří Žák has been awarded as an outstanding masters degree student, award for excellent teachers gained prof. Tomáš Tyc and prof. Mirko Černák gained award for his long-term excellent research results. Congratulations!
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for black hole research
Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez received the Nobel Prize for their work in the field of black hole research.
How was GATE?
Online summer school GATE for students of astronomy and astrophysics took place in August - successfully!
Czech Television report: a world-class astrophysicist moves to Brno
An astrophysicist of world renown will be undertaking research at Masaryk University in Brno since this summer. Originally from Slovakia, Norbert Werner is coming to south Moravia thanks to a special grant. He will be researching intergalactic gases here and wants to cooperate with Brno companies focused on the space industry.
Norbert Werner Is the New MUNI Award Holder
Astrophysicist Norbert Werner has become the third grant holder of MUNI Award in Science and Humanities (MASH). After eight years at Stanford University in the United States, he moved to Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary. He is also giving lectures in Hiroshima, Japan.