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Nov 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Czech Science Café: A talk on artificial intelligence and the research priorities of the oldest technical university in Europe with Vojtěch Petráček

Join us for a lecture and discussion with a renowned nuclear physicist at Czech Center New York as part of the Czech Science Café project. He will present the current directions of his field which have a global impact. From his scientific work, he will focus on his studies of the mass structure in particle collisions, and of course he will discuss cooperation with American scientific and university institutions.

November 6, 7PM in the Gallery 

Doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc.

The current rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague obtained his degree from the Department of Electronics and Vacuum Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, where he subsequently worked as an assistant. In 1999, he joined Professor Johanna Stachel’s science group at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Physics. Since 2004, he has worked at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering, he is a lecturer in the subjects of Experimental Physics, Relativistic Physics of Heavy Ions and Subatomic Physics, the guarantor of the Experimental Nuclear Physics specialization and leads research teams conducting experiments ALICE, CBM and AEGIS. He is also a laureate of the Czech Academy of Sciences Award and holds two Rector Awards from the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Czech Technical University in Prague

ČVUT, as the university’s name is abbreviated in Czech, consists of eight faculties and 18,500 students, and is one of the largest and oldest technical universities in Europe. ČVUT offers 252 accredited study programs in the Czech language and 83 programs in other languages. Since its establishment, ČVUT has gained a reputation for offering high quality technical education. In the prestigious QS World University Rankings, which evaluate 1620 universities around the world, ČVUT placed 498th. In a regional ranking of Emerging Europe and Central Asia,” it came in at 9th place.

Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering 

For its strong focus on nuclear science majors as well as their complexity, the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague is ranked among the best ones in the world. It is unique in maintaining strong international connections with world renowned institutes across many different fields of study and actively involving its students within these joint projects. The faculty’s uniqueness also lies in its management of “nuclear” departments, namely the Department of Nuclear Chemistry, the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, and the Department of Nuclear Reactors. It enables students to work with actual nuclear reactors – both fission and fusion reactors. It is also developing, constructing, deploying, and managing international navigation laser stations designed to measure the distances of artificial satellites orbiting Earth. These laser stations are built in Africa, South and Latin America, Asia, and Europe. The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences is a member of numerous world renowned physics institutions, including the International Radiation Physics Society, European Physical Society, CERN, BNL, the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, and many others.

Part of the Science Café series

Science Café is a new series of popular science presentations and talks by the best Czech scientists of today presented by the Czech Center New York. Inspired by the phenomenon of Cafe Scientifique which was first established in the UK in 1998 and spread across the world as a place where anyone could come to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, Science Café is an informal forum for the discussion of current work and interesting scientific issues.

Come and mingle with people with different interests while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. An informal presentation from the speaker introducing the topic will be followed by a discussion where everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions.



Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Nov 6, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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