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„The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science,“ said Albert Einstein, while he was changing the world from behind his desk. Let's experience this feeling together. Let science reveal its greatest secrets. Explore, discover and enjoy.

Carbon dots can be used for light-induced hydrogen peroxide production

Researchers from the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava have participated in a breakthrough discovery regarding the photoluminescent properties of carbon dots (CDs), published in the prestigious journal Small. Scientists from the CEET Nanotechnology Centre and IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, together with colleagues from the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) at Palacký University, found that after irradiation with light, magnetically active polaron states are formed in carbon dots, which can then be used for light-induced hydrogen peroxide production.

Terms and conditions for the submission of EuroHPC 2023+ project proposals

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (hereinafter EuroHPC JU) is part of the portfolio of implementation tools of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon Europe (2021-2027). Its purpose is to concentrate the investments made by European countries and the European Commission in research, development and innovation of supercomputing technologies, to increase them to the necessary level - compared to other global macro-regions - and to strengthen the capacities and competencies of European research organisations and enterprises to develop state-of-the-art HPC systems for the European research and industrial sector and to increase Europe's international competitiveness on a global scale so that the EU research and industrial sector is not primarily dependent on non-European suppliers of supercomputing technologies.

The secret of supercomputers was unlocked at the Science Fair in Prague!

The most significant science popularisation event in the Czech Republic, the Science Fair, has already passed. This year's seventh edition, traditionally held at the PVO EXPO Praha exhibition centre in Letňany in Prague (8th - 10th June), broke not only records in the number of visitors. Indeed, we couldn't miss out on it.

Special call: GPU Testing and Benchmarking

The aim of this special call is to enable the widest possible range of researchers from the Czech Republic to test and gain experience with the GPU accelerated part of the LUMI supercomputer.

The call period and the evaluation of applications will be in an accelerated mode and only in terms of technical readiness, so that testing and benchmarking of the GPU part can start as early as 21 July 2023.

10 Years of the International Cell Tracking Challenge and IT4Innovations' Involvement

Cell segmentation and tracking are essential for applications in various fields of science and industry. The development and objective evaluation of algorithms for segmenting and tracking cells in time-lapse images from optical microscopes have been the focus of the Cell Tracking Challenge since 2013. The initiative involves research teams from America, Australia, and Europe, including IT4Innovations. The latest collaborative research results of the initiative have been published in the prestigious Nature Methods journal.

Up to deep space and beyond with supercomputers and the SPACE project

In January this year, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) launched ten centres of excellence that will improve existing computing codes over the next four years to exploit the potential of exascale supercomputers. One of them is the SPACE (Scalable Parallel Astrophysical Codes for Exascale) Centre of Excellence, which will involve scientists from IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. The SPACE project aims to redesign selected codes to fully utilise new computing architectures and use new programming methods, software solutions, and HPC libraries.

Thanks to his new discovery, Pavel Hobza stands a great chance at rewriting the textbooks of physical chemistry

Pavel Hobza and his team first contributed to the rewriting of textbooks twenty years ago. This was when they discovered and described the so-called improper hydrogen bond. Together with colleagues from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of Jaroslav Heyrovský of the Czech Academy of Sciences and IT4Innovations, he has made yet another discovery. This time it has the potential to simplify the previously adopted definition of the hydrogen bond and to force chemistry students and researchers to rethink their ideas about the substances they study.

Breakthrough technology will exploit waste from biodiesel production and improve fuel properties

Scientists from the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) of Palacký University Olomouc and the CEET and IT4Innovations research centres of the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava have developed a unique technology that will enable to use the waste from the production of biodiesel—glycerol—and transform it into useful products, thus increasing the efficiency of existing biofuels. Moreover, the proposed biomaterial based on graphene will replace the acids that have been used to convert glycerol. However, unlike them, it is non-toxic and fully recyclable. The discovery, which was made in collaboration between Czech and Indian institutes, was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

With Andrey Rogach on carbon dots

In May this year, we launched the project  “Experimental and theoretical studies of near-infrared-emitting and chiral carbon dot luminophores” supported by the Global Experts programme of the Moravian-Silesian Region. We bring you an interview with Andrey Rogach, an excellent scientist who will bring the know-how of his research group to Ostrava's IT4Innovations.

Visit IT4Innovations at ISC 2023

Europe's largest supercomputing conference – ISC 2023, will take place in Hamburg, Germany. Among the exhibitors, you will find IT4Innovations, which will present the Czech National Supercomputing Center and its activities at booth B209.

EDIH Ostrava supports the innovation of companies and public organisations

The European Digital Innovation Hub Ostrava kicked off its activities at the beginning of this year. Since then, it has provided all interested clients with a complete portfolio of services. The services focus primarily on supporting smaller and medium-sized companies and startups as well as public organisations in deploying and using digital technologies, including providing knowledge and infrastructure, creating tailor-made solutions, and implementing training courses.