Commemorative medals for important DTPA personalities

23 Nov 2021 David Štegner

The Dean of the Faculty of Science MU, Tomáš Kašparovský, praised a total of 35 personalities who have made a significant contribution to the development of the faculty, and therefore its workplaces and institutes, in the last few decades. The ceremonial presentation of the commemorative medals took place in the spirit of commemorating the anniversaries of Freedom and Democracy Day and International Student Day, on 19 November 2021 in the refectory of the Mendel Museum. Originally, the ceremony was planned to celebrate 100 years since the beginning of teaching at the faculty (October 19, 1920), but due to pandemic measures, it was unfortunately postponed. Two very important personalities from the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics were awarded.

Medal for prof. RNDr. Jana Musilova, CSc.

prof. RNDr. Jana Musilova, CSc.

Is one of the personalities who is most closely connected with teaching and research in the field of physics at our faculty. Recently, she has been significantly involved in the accreditation of the study program in radiological physics. Since the early 1990s, she has played a very important role in the development of the Faculty of Science as Vice-Dean for Science, Research, International Relations and Postgraduate Studies in 1992-1996 and for Studies in 2000-2004. In 2004–2011 she was MU Vice-Rector for Science and Research. She is also the main author of the three-volume textbook "Mathematics for Understanding and Practice". The textbook is very popular among beginning students of physics, mathematics, and technical sciences and is also used outside our university.

(The director of the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Prof. Rikard von Unge, Ph.D., took over the medal on behalf of prof. RNDr. Jana Musilova, CSc.)

prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.

prof. RNDr. Zdenek Mikulasek, CSc.

Is a leading figure in astrophysics at the MU Faculty of Science. He prepared the accreditation of the bachelor's study program in astrophysics and created its basic concept. He also contributed to the establishment of a new research direction at our university, the study of hot stars, especially variable stars, binary stars, and chemically peculiar stars. Thanks to his contribution, our faculty is one of the world's most important workplaces in these fields. Professor Mikulášek is also famous for his popularization activities in the general public. His books are published at tens of thousands and his public lectures are very popular.

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