Johann-Dietrich Wörner, director general of European Space Agency

21. 5. 2016

After the beginnings of astronomy, after the times of Apollo programme and ISS a new era is about to start. It will include for example village on the Moon as well as journey to Mars. This is how the current of state of space exploration is decribed by the director general of ESA, professor Johan-Dietrich Wörner. He is the man who promotes the contruction of the space base on the dark side of the Moon. When and how should it be build? What states and companies he would like to engage and what about other projects like Ariane 6 rocket or Kopernikus satellite network? And what is his asessment of the participation of the Czech republic and the work of the Czech scientists?

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

19. 10. 2019

He defected from physics to biology and eventually ended up with Nobel Prize in chemistry. He received the Prize in 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome, the factory in our cells that makes proteins, the workers of our body - Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. Chairman of the British Royal Society, a position that was previously held for example by Isaac Newton. How can research of the ribosome help us fight antibiotic resistance? What makes ribosome so fascinating and why when he was a little boy he didnt understand children around him at all?

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