President, Czech Science Foundation (GAČR), Czech Republic
International Research Cooperation Session 4 - 30th October 15:30-17:15

Alice Valkárová was born in 1947 in Brno. In 1970 she finished her studies of nuclear and particle physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. She gained her Ph.D. in 1980 in Russia (former Soviet Union) during her long-term stay (1973-1980) at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna.

The subject of her studies was the analysis of antiproton-proton interactions. She was awarded with the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research prize in 1982.

In 1997 she started participating in the H1 experiment which studied electron-proton interactions at the HERA electron-proton particle accelerator in DESY laboratory (Hamburg, Germany). She spent two years working at this experiment in Hamburg. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the H1 experiment for 3 years.

From 2006-2014 she was the President of the Czech Physical Society and a member of the Presidium of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists.

From 2012 she served six years as a member of the evaluation panel of the European Research Council. She has supervised nine Masters and seven PhD theses.

In 2015 she received the Milada Paulová Award for physics, which was awarded to her by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic.

As of December 2016, she is the current President of the Czech Science Foundation.

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