The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and its exceptional research activities
If you’re a science nerd and want to study at school which produces breakthrough research on regular basis, consider applying to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics that belongs to Charles University in Prague. What were they up to lately?
In August, MFF students participated in the International Mathematics Competition for University Students. Over 600 students from all over the world formed 113 teams and MFF representation managed to secure the 4th place which is a remarkable achievement.
Earlier this year, in July, 24 young scientists (among which four of them graduated from MFF) were bestowed a prestigious award by Czech Academy of Sciences. MFF students are generally very successful in their studies as well as in their career when they graduate.
When it comes to professional research conducted by the faculty, MFF’s Materials Growth & Measurement Laboratory recently became part of an international network led by European Magnetic Field Laboratory. Hurray for the international cooperation.
Together with their colleagues from University of Leipzig, MFF researchers came up with a new explanation of the behaviour of artificial active particles. This was the first case of obtaining truly reliable data. The active matter, such as bacteria, ants and birds, are known to adapt their motion to the environment. Scientists were trying to understand this kind of behaviour in order to develop smart materials and robots. Now they’re another step closer.
That’s not all, the Computer Graphics Group found a way to improve full-colour 3D printing technology. Their discovery allows to print colour far more accurately than any current commercial software. If you’re interested in 3D printing, read on.
As another international cooperation, MFF scientists together with their colleagues from the UK and the USA presented a new innovative method of visualising secondary RNA structures. The system is based on gathering a huge amount of samples out of which it’s able to predict and then visualise 2D structure of a particular molecule.
Scientists from MFF also cooperated with their colleagues from New York University and published an article in the prestigious American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which they summarised findings on quantum turbulence from the past few decades. If you’re into that kind of thing, their paper might help you better understand fluid turbulence that is considered the last still unsolved problem in classical physics.
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And this is not by far a full account of MFF’s recent successes. If you want to study at university that is really into research and nurtures young aspiring scientists, consider applying.
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