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Cover of the journal A Science and Research 01/2022 (source:
How is time measured and defined? What is atomic time and leap second? Read in the article about the Laboratory of the National Time and Frequency Standard in the new issue of the journal A Věda a výzkum (A Science and Research).
We support Ukraine!
ÚFE joins the Academy of Sciences initiative offering assistance to Ukraine. Our Institute will offer scientific working stays and our employees spontaneously provide financial support to Ukraine through charitable organizations. We terminate cooperation agreements with the Russian state-funded institutions.
Time is science - sample from the comics
Who creates the exact time in the Czech Republic? Laboratory of the National Time and Frequency Standard at IPE. Read more in an interview with the head of the laboratory, Alexandr Kuna, and in the thematic comic from CETTAV (Technology Transfer Center of the CAS).
Optical biosensors laboratory, IPE
An international quartet of scientists, including prof. Jiří Homola from IPE, published a review article on optical biosensors in Nature Nanotechnology.
Preparation of glass preform for optical fiber
The year 2022 was declared the International Year of Glass by the United Nations. IPE and glass, it is a tight connection that deserves a toast.
Charitable collection
We help foster parents and socially disadvantaged families through an employee charity collection.
Optical fiber
We would like to invite primary and secondary school teachers interested in physical and related topics to the Teachers & Scientists meeting in November. I. Kašík will give a lecture on optical fibers.
Open Days IPE 2021
Take a closer look at science! This year we are opening our Institute to public on November 4 - 5. Book your excursion at Capacity is limited.
Pavel Peterka during Erich Spitz´s visit at IPE in 2019
From Friday, 1st October, Pavel Peterka becomes a new director of IPE. He was appointed as Director of the research institute by the President of the Academy of Sciences Eva Zažímalová.
We have developed an analytical method that can detect nucleic acids with extreme sensitivity. It will help to diagnose e.g. bone marrow disease. More in the press release.


IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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