News6. 1. 2023

The ELI ERIC Consortium has become an associate member of CESNET

ELI ERIC, the first European research infrastructure consortium based in the Czech Republic, has been accepted as an associate member of CESNET. ELI ERIC allows researchers and companies to use world-class high power and ultra-fast lasers for scientific and industrial purposes. More info here.

News8. 12. 2022

The e-IRG workshop on the development of large research e-infrastructures is coming up

The e-IRG Workshop on Large Research e-Infrastructures will take place in Prague on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December. The workshop is organised by CESNET as part of the Czech EU Presidency. Participants can expect a series of lectures by leading experts with whom they will be able to discuss the hottest issues in the field. The key topic will be the impact of the energy crisis on the research e-infrastructures in the EU. There will also be discussions on coordination and cooperation between European e-infrastructures, data repositories and working with data. Read more here.

News5. 12. 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!

Christmas is coming. This time Čapek’s robot helped us with Christmas decorations, baking gingerbread cookies and holiday lights. It is an original Čapek’s figure made of metal and wood, which our colleagues set in motion for the Karel Čapek Memorial in Stará Huť. Oldřich Linhart and Jiří Kubišta created a digital 3D model of the robot and enabled its movement in virtual space. The only thing he can’t do yet is talk, so we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You can find the Christmas video greetings here: PF 2023.

News5. 12. 2022

Czech Head Award for CESNET

CESNET received the Czech Head Award, the country’s highest scientific acknowledgement. An expert jury recognized our solution for video and audio transmission via a computer network across large distances with exceptionally low time latency. The Industry award from IDEA StatiCa, given as part of the Czech Head competition for the best company innovation, was accepted during the gala ceremony last night in Prague by Head of the CESNET Networking Application Technologies Department dr. Sven Ubik, whose team created the prized solution. The device, named MVTP technology (Modular Video Transmission Platform) enables direct remote collaboration in critically sensitive areas in terms of communication latency, such as live culture.
Read the details in our press release.

News25. 11. 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award to Jan Gruntorád

At yesterday’s award ceremony announcing the results of the Křišťálová lupa (Crystal Magnifier) Internet poll, Jan Gruntorád, Director Emeritus of CESNET, was awarded for his lifetime contribution to the Czech Internet. The award for the entire Czech Internet community was presented to Jan Gruntorád by Ondřej Filip, Executive Director of CZ.NIC, Adam Golecký, Director of NIX.CZ, Miroslav Tůma, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CESNET, and David Slížek, Editor-in-Chief of Congratulations! A recording of the event is here.

News22. 11. 2022

The Catch 2022 winners were awarded

The winner of The Catch 2022 is Michal Sládeček. He received a medal and valuable prizes at yesterday’s award ceremony in the new CESNET premises, attended by the association’s management. Michal got through all the challenges in the fastest time of 23 hours and 5 minutes. Inconsistent studying of the rules, when Michal thought he had only 24 hours to solve all the tasks, turned out to be a competitive advantage. Among the winners was Petr Vaněk, who participated in all six autumn editions of The Catch. He appreciated that the competition is improving. The tasks are interesting and he still finds it a challenge to handle them. We congratulate the winner and all participants and look forward to the next year. Write-ups available here.