Čestmír Šimáně, the first director of Nuclear Physics Institute, died ten years ago

26. 07. 2022

On July 26, 2022, ten years have passed since the death of prof. Ing. Čestmír Šimáně, DrSc., founder and first director of the Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS (originally forming a unit within former ČSAV with today's ÚJV a. s.).

Čestmír Šimáně was born on May 9, 1919 in Kateřinky near Opava. He worked in many foreign institutions, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), also taught at today's FNSPE CTU, and he is the author of many professional and popular publications. He spent the last period of his rich professional life in the Microtron Laboratory of the NPI, in Prague under Vítkov hill, the establishment of which he initiated years ago.

Let's commemorate him by a silent memory...

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