CHEMISTRY

Nuclear chemistry

The Nuclear Chemistry program will be focused on the study of chemical effects initiated by radiation or related to the decay of atomic nuclei. The team will further develop international collaboration with CERN (via the Crystal Clear Collaboration and COST FAST), JINR Dubna and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. The Nuclear Chemistry group participates in cutting edge research within the development of ultrafast detectors, study of the origins of life or the design and synthesis of advanced radiopharmaceuticals. Nuclear Chemistry is studied at FNSPE (http://jaderna-chemie.cz/index.php?kjch=uvod_en) which is the only place in Czech Republic with this specialization.

It consists of three research groups representing three sub-programs:

A) Advanced materials (Jan Bárta)
B) Advanced processes (Martin Ferus)
C) Chemical support for material sciences (Barbora Drtinová)

COOPERATING ENTITIES
WITHIN THE PROGRAM

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

doc. Ing. Václav Čuba, Ph.D.

news from the program

Prof. Igor Jex, Director of the Centre of Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), was awarded the CTU Medal of the First Degree in November 2022. He was nominated for the award for his long-term contribution to the scientific and pedagogical development of the university, as well as for his leadership of the CAAS project. Prof. Igor Jex has been working at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, CTU in Prague since 1997, when he returned from a series of post-doctoral fellowships in Japan, Finland and Germany. He has long been giving or has given basic lectures in theoretical physics, thermodynamics and statistical physics at the undergraduate level, and specialized lectures in quantum information and communication and quantum optics at the master's and doctoral levels.
You can download the electronic publication Color Force - a scenic reflection on particle physics. Its text documents the process of the creation of the performance Color Force, which took place at the Archa Theatre (and you can also see the recording online). Both the performance and the publication were created within the framework of the sub-programme Language in Communication between Science, Art and the Public, which is part of the Particle Physics Programme (PARTPHYS). Its main goal is to find a common language between physicists and artists, open to both the professional and the general public. The publication includes the main theses of the authors involved in the realization of an abstract representation of the particle world in the form of a dance performance.
Japanese Ambassador Hideo Suzuki invited Prof. Akiro Furusawa of the University of Tokyo to dinner in Prague, along with scientists and experts in quantum communication and representatives of the Czech government. One of the guests at the Japanese residence was Prof. Igor Jex from the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). Prof. Akiro Furusawa is a leading Japanese expert in research in the field of quantum optics and quantum computing and ten years ago he collaborated on research with Palacký University in Olomouc. At the University of Tokyo, he heads Furusawa & Endo Labs.
What does a neutron star consist of? No one knows exactly yet, but particle physicists are working to find out. In a public lecture, Laura Fabbietti, professor of nuclear physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will shed light on this endeavour. Register online and you can see the lecture for yourself on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE).
An overview of trends in quantum theory will be presented by scientists at the week-long event Workshop on Modern Trends in Quantum Theory, which starts on Monday May 23, 2022 at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). Lectures have been promised by leading figures in the field from European and even more distant universities, such as Prof. Stephen M. Barnett from the University of Glasgow, Prof. Rafael Benguria from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and others.