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Institute of chemical process fundamentals at chemistry fun fairs

This year's chemistry fun fairs organized as International Year of Chemistry 2011 events are history. The Institute of chemical process fundamentals participated in the chemistry fun fair on June 6, 2011 in Příbram and on June 23, 2011 in Prague.

Whereas in Příbram we presented experiments on how to change white carnations into couloured ones or how to determine the acidity of a sample using a red cabbage brew, our stand in Prague offered a larger choice of demonstrations. For instance experiments using a microwave oven or a quiz testing the olfactory capabilities of the visitors. The bravest then could provide saliva for a DNA sample. Have a look at our photogallery.

Opening Tycho Brahe's tomb

Tycho Brahe's tomb has been opened in Týn Church in Prague on 15 November 2010. The earthly remains of the astronomer who spent two years of his life in Prague where he died in 1601 will be submitted to scientific research. Over the centuries his death has been subject to speculation; Brahe is largely believed to have died from a bladder rupture, as he was afraid to leave the table at which he had been dining with emperor Rudolf II.  Jiří Smolík of  Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics, Department of Aerosols and Laser Studies was member of a research team of scientists and archaeologues led by professor Jens Vellev, danish archaeologue of Aarhus University. After a thorough examination and sampling were Brahe's earthly remains laid to rest again in a funeral service celebrated by Prague archbishop monsignore Dominik Duka.

Doors Open Days November 4 and 5, 2010

Event Date and Time: 
04.11.2010 - 08:30 - 05.11.2010 - 15:30

Doors Open Days will take place as part of the Science and Technology Week 2010 at the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals. Individual visitors as well as groups are welcome. Groups are invited to book their visits with Dr. Magdalena Bendova by phone (220 390 301 or 220 390 290), e-mail (bendova [at] icpf.cas.cz), or Skype (magdalena.bendova).

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