E-news of 2015

12/2015 05. 01. 2016

11/2015 12. 05. 2016

November 9th, 2015 at 9.00 am in Bratislava - was opened the Science and Technology Week in Slovakia 2015. The main organizer is the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) and the National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society.

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10/2015 12. 05. 2016

Photonics is a science discipline at the interface of physical and technical sciences that examines generation, transmission and detection of light and other forms of radiant energy. Laser developed possibilities of photonics by principal direction. Photonics supports the technology used in everyday life - smartphones, laptops, internet, medical devices or electronics. The 21 century will depend up photonics in the same way as the 20th century was depended up electronics. Also these information found out participants of Students' Photonics Congress 2015 organized by the International Laser Centre on 14. - 15.10.2015 in the premises of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) in Bratislava. The event was held under the patronage of Juraj Draxler, the Minister of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of SR.

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9/2015 01. 10. 2015

8/2015 12. 05. 2016

With two silver medals and one honourable mention from the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics – IOAA in Indonesia returned the expedition of Slovak astronomical hopes. According to the achieved results, the Slovak Republic was the best European country in the official position of success and it was ranked 8th place worldwide.

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7/2015 12. 05. 2016

Another meeting with the public and personality of science and technology has held in the Science Café in the premises of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) in Bratislava on 25th June 2015 at 05:00 PM. The National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society at the SCSTI SR was the organizer of the event called Science in the CENTRE.

This time, doc. RNDr. Peter Siekel, PhD. accepted our invitation. He is Slovak scientist, molecular biologist and recognized expert on biological safety, food quality and safety. He is a director of the Food Research Institute of the National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC) in Bratislava and he also works as a university teacher at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava.

Doc. Peter Siekel presented his presentation on theme Quality and safety of foods. In the part focus on the composition and quality of food, among other things, he emphasized that the ideal foods are derived from domestic sources, mainly containing functional ingredients. These, addition to its basic nutritional value, have also the protective role, for example by enhancing antioxidant status, composition and content of fiber or gluten.

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6/2015 12. 05. 2016

Few people know that diamonds are produced in Slovakia for 15 years. To inform about this topic general public, Ing. Marián Marton, PhD. from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at SUT, who is devoted to this topic, accepted an invitation to Bratislava Scientific confectioners on 23.6. 2015 at 9.00 am.

What is actually a diamond

The word diamond has its origin in the Greek "adamas" - insuperable. Diamond is the hardest material in the world. However is his occurrence a unique, it consists of one of the most often represented element in nature - carbon. The carbon atoms are connected by short hardback in a cubic crystal lattice. Crystallization in nature occurs in extreme conditions.

Formation of diamond in nature requires specific conditions, the presence of carbon, 4.5 - 6 GPa pressure and temperature 900-1300°C. For demanding conditions, an incidence of natural diamond is very rare, there is therefore a need for diamond production.

In terms of physical properties is the diamond unique material with great perspective for the use, not only for jewellers, but also for scientists. In Scientific confectioners we learned in detail of what it consists of, how it occurs in nature and how it can be produced.

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5/2015 12. 05. 2016

The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Union of Slovak Scientific and the Technological Societies has organized the 18th anniversary of the competition of significant Slovak scientists, technologists and young researchers - called the Slovak Scientist of the Year 2014. This year's competition was held under the patronage of the President SR Andrej Kiska.

Award Ceremony of the competition took place on 12. 5. 2015 at 10.00 am in the Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava. The award ceremony was attended by President of SR Andrej Kiska, State Secretary of The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of SR Romana Kanovská, managing director of the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR prof. RNDr. Ján Turňa, CSc., Chairman of the Slovak Academy of Sciences prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík,  DrSc., and president of ZSVTS prof. Ing. Dušan Petráš, PhD., EUR ING. the deputy chairman of SAS RNDr. Eva Majková, DrSc. has introduced the evaluation commission.

The introductory speech was presented by the President of SR Andrej Kiska. Among other, he said: "It is important to point out exceptional results, highlight the importance that for our progress and the success of our country have world-class scientists, such as today´s scientists awarded in the field of science and technology. It is the creative work of you, awarded scientists and your colleagues, that supplies society in Slovakia with knowledge and gives her the opportunity to grow. Without quality research would not be good innovative ideas and solutions to our everyday individual concerns, but also for huge and tough social challenges and problems. On the other hand, this necessity to remember how important for us are our top scientists and researchers also suggest that our state and our society often forget about this." Further he remarked: "I meet with scientists, I listen to your opinions and suggestions and as president, I often highlights the problems that our country must to solve in this field, for example, wiser and better funding of science and research from public resources, support of private investment in innovations, better integration between research and practice, a functioning legal framework to protect intellectual property, not to mention the quality education of our children. These are challenges that we must face up, not five, ten years later, but today."

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4/2015 12. 05. 2016

During 22nd – 23rd April 2015, the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information of SR (SCSTI SR) organized workshop PoPVaT I. with theme: Popularisation and communication in Science. This two-day event was organized by the National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society (NCP S&T) a department of SCSTI SR in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Mgr. Andrea Putalová, the managing director of the National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society at SCSTI SR, has opened the workshop. RNDr. Pavol Siman, PhD., a deputy of vice-chairman of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for the 1st department, gave a speech at the introduction of the workshop.

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3/2015 12. 05. 2016

COST Info Day took place in the presence of Juraj Draxler, the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic, leading representatives of the COST program from Brussels and Slovak scientists on 20 March 2015 on the premises of SCSTI on Lamačská cesta 8/a in Bratislava.


COST program (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a tool for European cooperation in science and technology allowing coordination of nationally funded research on the European level. COST contributes to reduction of fragmentation in European research investments and to opening of the European Research Area (ERA) towards global cooperation. More information about the COST program is available on http://www.cost.eu.


COST program announced new call for projects earlier this year, in which scientists and researchers from all sectors can engage, including private companies, which was also discussed in the framework of the event.

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2/2015 12. 05. 2016

1/2015 12. 05. 2016

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the premises of the Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Lamačská cesta, Bratislava took place a Conference to the Introduction of the operational Programme Research and Innovation and to the promotion of the research, development and innovation of selected EU programs. The organizers of the event were the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy. The conference was preceded by a press conference at which spoke Juraj Draxler, the Minister of Education, Pavol Pavlis,  the Minister of Economy and Christopher Todd, the European Commission representative.

Quick overview

On 28th October 2014 the European Commission approved the Operational Programme Research and Innovation.

It represents a joint Programme document of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic for the grant of the European Structural Funds and investment in the programming period 2014 - 2020 in the area aimed at creating a stable environment conducive to innovation for all relevant actors and support to increase the efficiency and performance of research, development and innovation and also a fundamental pillar to boost competitiveness, sustainable economic growth and employment.

Operational Programme Research and Innovation continues on the Operational Programme Research and Development and the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Economic Growth in the programming period 2007 - 2013.

The total allocation of the OP VaI resources for the EU is 2 266 776 537.00 euro, of which more than three quarters of all funds are intended to strengthen research, technological development and innovation, and the rest is allocated to support the increasing competitiveness of small and middle companies.

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