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The Slovak Academy of Sciences Awards of 2020

29. 6. 2021 | 1681 visits

In the private environment of the Small Congress Centre SAS in Bratislava, top scientists of the SAS were also awarded this year. The Slovak Academy of Sciences Awards are the highest award for the creative activity of its scientists. Following strict pandemic measures divided the awards ceremony into two days and per individual science departments. The SAS Awards were presented on Monday, June 28, and on Tuesday, June 29, by the President of the SAS, prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík, DrSc., in the presence of the President of the SAS Assembly RNDr.  Katarína Gmucová, CSc., and Vice-Presidents of the SAS for individual Scientific Sections - Mgr. Martin Venhart, PhD., prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, DrSc., and RNDr. Miroslav Tibor Morovics, CSc.

Ľudovít Paulis, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic accepted the invitation to the ceremony on Monday, and on Tuesday also Jozef Habánik, Vice-President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Committee for Education, Science, Youth and Sport.

As stated by Ľudovít Paulis, State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, the awarded scientists are just a sample of top SAS scientists who can compete with scientists abroad, and SAS itself is an institution with very high-quality scientific potential.

THE SAS AWARDS OF 2020 IN SCIENTIFIC SECTION 1 - PHYSICAL, SPACE, EARTH, AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

As stated by prof. Pavol Šajgalík, President of the SAS, in his speech to the Scientific Section 1, the aim of the scientific work of the SAS is to be able to transfer to public life. And he considers the Physical, Space, Earth, and Engineering Sciences to be the part of the SAS that has the greatest potential to transfer.

The SAS Award for the results of scientific and research work for young workers

was received by Martin Števko, PhD., from the Earth Science Institute of the SAS

for a series of publications in the field of mineralogical research and for the discovery of new minerals in the Slovak Republic.

 

The SAS Award for the popularization of science and social applications of science was awarded in the Scientific Section 1 to

RNDr. Matej Baláž, PhD., from the Institute of Geotechnics SAS.

 

In the field of top publications, the following were awarded in the Scientific Section 1:

RNDr. Peter Vajda, PhD., Earth Science Institute of the SAS in the category of top journal publication.

 

In the Nature Index category, the following were awarded:

RNDr. Marcel Človečko, PhD.,Institute of Experimental Physics SAS

Ing. Ján Šoltýs, PhD., Institute of Electrical Engineering SAS

Mgr. Adam Tomašových, DrSc., Earth Science Institute of the SAS

Mgr. Miroslav Kocifaj, PhD., Institute of Construction and Architecture SAS

 

THE SAS AWARDS OF 2020 IN SCIENTIFIC SECTION 2 - LIFE, CHEMICAL, MEDICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The work of a researcher can be compared to a mountain carrier, said, among other things, Pavol Šajgalík, President of the SAS, in his speech at Tuesday's award ceremony for Scientific Section 2, “they do it out of conviction, because they enjoy it and therefore they do it well”. He emphasised that scientific work is complicated, requires knowledge and a lot of creativity.

At the ceremony, the following received the SAS Award for the results of scientific and research work in Scientific Section 2:

Ing. Tomáš Bertók, PhD., EUR Ing., from Institute of Chemistry SAS for a set of publications in the field of analysis of complex carbohydrates for the purposes of medical diagnostics.

Mgr. Jozef Ukropec, DrSc., and a team composed of: doc. MUDr. Barbara Ukropcová, PhD., Mgr. Timea Kurdiová, PhD., Mgr. Miroslav Baláž, PhD., Mgr. Patrik Krumpolec, PhD., Mgr. Zuzana Kovaničová, PhD., MUDr. Martin Schön, PhD., Mgr. Michal Nemec, PhD. Mgr. Lucia Slobodová, PhD., from the Biomedical Research Center SAS for a set of publications on the mechanisms of regulation of energy metabolism in chronic human diseases and ageing.

The SAS Award for the results of international scientific and technical cooperation in the field of nanomedicine was received by RNDr. Alena Gábelová, CSc., from the Biomedical Research Center SAS.

The SAS Award for popularization of science and social applications of science for Scientific Section 2 was received by:

doc. RNDr. Tatiana Betáková, DrSc., RNDr. Boris Klempa, DrSc., MVDr. Juraj Kopáček, DrSc., and prof. RNDr. Silvia Pastoreková, DrSc., from the Institute of Virology BMC SAV.

The following received the SAS Award for top publications in the category of journal publications:

Mgr. Stanislav Komorovský, PhD., Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS,

Mgr. Zuzana Kovaničová, PhD., Mgr. Jozef Ukropec, DrSc., BMC SAV.

In the category of high number of citations:

prof. Ing. Oľga Križanová, DrSc., BMC SAV,

prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, Csc., Plant Science and Biodiversity Center SAS,

MVDr. Daniela Antolová, PhD., Institute of Parasitology SAS.

MVDr. Markéta Derdáková, PhD., RNDr. Mária Kazimírová, Csc., Institute of Zoology SAS

In the Nature Index category

Mgr. Kristína Lukáčová, PhD., Centre of Biosciences SAS,

Ing. Dušan Račko, PhD., Polymer Institute SAS

Ing. František Šimko, PhD., Ing. Michal Korenko, PhD., Ing. Zuzana Netriová, PhD., Institute of Inorganic Chemistry SAS

Ing. Ana Hološ, Mgr. Juraj Kronek, Mgr. Jaroslav Mosnáček, DrSc., Polymer Institute SAS

 

THE SAS AWARDS OF 2020 IN SCIENTIFIC SECTION 3 -   SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND CULTURE

The pandemic situation last and this year showed how extremely important the social sciences are for the present. “It was Scientific Section 3 that showed us with its research how to survive these difficult times,” emphasised prof. Pavol Šajgalík, President of the SAS, in his speech to the awarded recipients from Scientific Section 3, and he also emphasised the importance of free research.  

The SAS Award for the results of scientific and research work was

received by prof. PaedDr. Štefan Šutaj, DrSc., and the research team composed of: prof. PhDr. Jozef Výrost, DrSc., PhDr. Mária Homišinová, PhD., Mgr. Michal Kentoš, PhD., Mgr. Mária Ďurkovská, PhD., RNDr. Branislav Šprocha, PhD., Mgr. Lucia Heldáková,PhD., Mgr. Lucia Ištoňová, PhD., Mgr. Klara Kohoutová, PhD., Mgr. Juraj Martonyik, PhD. - from the Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS; doc. PhDr. Jana Šutajová, PhD., Mgr. Nikola Regináčová, PhD., Mgr. Mikuláš Jančura, PhD., Mgr. Barbara Kacerová – from the Faculty of Arts of UPJŠ in Košice, for elaborating an extensive analysis of national policy and national relations in Slovakia within the solution of the APVV-15-0475 project called Tendencies of development of ethnic relations in Slovakia (comparative research of national issues in the years 2004 - 2020).

The SAS Award for the results of scientific and research work was received by

Mgr. Juraj Marušiak, PhD., for political-historical research of the gradual transformation of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia into a post-Stalinist regime in the Central European context, especially for the scientific monograph An Early Sprig That Came Prematurely. Slovak Students in 1956.

The SAS Award for the popularization of science and social applications of science was received by

  • Mgr. Barbara Lášticová, PhD., Mgr. Kamila Urban, PhD., Mgr. Xenia Daniela Poslon, prof. PhDr. Ivan Lukšík, Csc., from the Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS, Mgr. Ing. Miloslav Bahna, PhD., Mgr. Robert Klobucký, PhD., Mgr. Katarína Strapcová, PhD., Mgr. Marianna Mrva, Mgr. Jozef Zagrapan, PhD., PhDr. Katarína Moravanská, PhD., from the Institute for Sociology SAS
  • Mgr. Zuzana Panczová, PhD., from the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology SAS
  • doc. PhDr. Gabriel Bianchi, PhD., Mgr. Kristína Blažeková, Mgr. Nikola Kallová, Mgr.  Barbara Lášticová, PhD., prof. PhDr. Ivan Lukšík, CSc., Mgr. Xenia Daniela Poslon, Mgr. Magda Petrjánošová, PhD., doc. Mgr. Miroslav Popper, PhD., Mgr. Kamila Urban, PhD., from the Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS

 

Awarded top publications for Scientific Section 3

In the Top Journal Publication category, Mgr. Andrej Belák, PhD., from the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, was awarded.

In the category Scientific Monograph, the following were awarded:

prof. PhDr. Ivan Gerát, PhD., Art Research Centre of SAS

Jon Steward, PhD., Dr. habil. phil. et theol., Institute of Philosophy SAS

doc. PhDr. Gabriel Bianchi, PhD., Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS

In the Norwegian Register category, the prizes were awarded to:

Ondrej Ficeri, PhD., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS

Mgr. Ing.  Miloš Kosterec, PhD., Institute of Philosophy SAS

PhDr. Eva Ballová Mikušková, PhD., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS

Mgr. Daniel Škobla, PhD., Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology

Mgr. Richard Filčák, MSc. PhD., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS

Mgr. Ing. Miloslav Bahna, PhD., Institute for Sociology SAS

Mgr. Barbara Lášticová, PhD., Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS

Mgr. Xenia Daniela Poslon, Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS

doc. Mgr. Miroslav Popper, Csc., Institute for Research in Social Communication SAS

 

As part of the SAS Awards of 2020 ceremony, they handed over a thank-you letter from the Slovak Academy of Sciences to the former Presidents of the SAS, academician MUDr. Ladislav Mach, DrSc., and prof. Ing. Štefan Luby, DrSc., on the occasion of their anniversaries.

 

Photo gallery from the SAS 2020 Awards

 

Edited by Andrea Nozdrovická

Foto: Katarína Gáliková