Game and Accompanying Program Schedule

Thursday
Arrival

On Thursday afternoon, participants with accommodation will come to the Hotel Duo.

Friday
Team arrival at PVA EXPO
Opening ceremony
Competition
Special program Fyziklani International
Announcement of results
Joint photo shoot of the winners
Analysis

Lecture rooms M1 (address: Ke Karlovu 3) in EN and F1 (address: Ke Karlovu 5) in CZ

Saturday
Lunch and transport
Prague and museum tour

We will visit the National Technical Museum, National Museum of Agriculture and take a Prague tour.

Dinner and transport
Observatory and planetarium

We will visit the Štefánik Observatory and Prague Planetarium.

Sunday

Beginning of the excursions is in Troja building, address: V Holešovičkách 2/747.

Lectures schedule

place F1 (address: Ke Karlovu 5) M1 (address: Ke Karlovu 3)
9:30 doc. RNDr. Jiří Dolejší, CSc.: O částicové fyzice v různých souvislostech [CZ] prof. Lenka Zdeborová: Physics of Computation [EN]
10:30 Break
10:45 prof. RNDr. Ondřej Santolík, Dr.: Hudba sfér [CZ] MScR. Branislav Viliam Hakala: Crash Course of Material Chemistry [EN]

Lectures abstract

doc. RNDr. Jiří Dolejší, CSc.: O částicové fyzice v různých souvislostech [CZ]

This lecture is only available in Czech.

prof. Lenka Zdeborová: Physics of Computation [EN]

Algorithms are an indispensable tool behind many modern technologies. Many widely used algorithms, e.g. those used in machine learning when training artificial neural networks, are surrounded by mysteries and open questions. Our understanding of which practical problems are solvable with computers is still in its infancy. Physics gives us tools to unveil some of those mysteries and discover better algorithms. Phase transitions such as water freezing or evaporating play a key role in this adventure. If you want to know how physics is used in the domain of computer science and machine learning, come to listen.

prof. RNDr. Ondřej Santolík, Dr.: Hudba sfér [CZ]

This lecture is only available in Czech.

MScR. B. Viliam Hakala: Crash Course of Material Chemistry [EN]

More than hundred years ago, basics of structural analysis were laid when x-rays were discovered. During 20th century, several Nobel Prizes were awarded for solutions of crystal structures of important compounds. These days, there is an increasing need for new magnetic, electronic, or electrochemical materials that can solve problems in modern science and technology. It was found that even the most basic materials can have interesting physical properties under extreme conditions, such as low temperatures or high pressures. In this talk we will have a look on how different materials behave under these conditions, describe experimental methods used to achieve them and discuss how the conditions influence the structures and properties of the materials.

Excursions schedule

1. 2. (EN) 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8.
9:00 Vrabec Kosmická fyzika Povrchy
Plazma
Baterie Detektory NAP Astro
9:40 Detektory Plazma Geofyzika Povrchy Kosmická fyzika Baterie NAP
10:20 Plazma Rf. spektroskopie Astro Vrabec Kosmická fyzika Povrchy Atmosféra Baterie
11:00 Kosmická fyzika Povrchy Rf. spektroskopie Geofyzika Baterie Plazma Atmosféra
11:40 End of excursions

Excursion abstracts

Astrophysics (Kosmická fyzika)

Within this block, we will get introduced to satellites whose twins were in space, and with lots of other exciting details regarding astrophysics.

Silicon detectors group (Detektory)

We will visit a workplace with a primary focus on experimental and particle physics regarding tests and simulations of silicon detectors.

Laboratory of Radiofrequency Spectroscopy (Rf. spektroskopie)

We will dig into the world of a research method called radiofrequency spectroscopy which finds its applications e.g. in a study of an atomic, electron, and magnetic structure of various substances and materials.

Surface physics group (Povrchy)

During the excursion we will get acquainted with the principles and tricks which enable us to figure the arrangement, chemical composition, and chemical properties of surfaces at an atomic level, and to learn how to configure them to perform best in practical applications.