Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak scientist receives award from American Ceramic Society

Head of science academy receives award during US trip.

Pavol Šajgalík, head of SAV(Source: TASR)

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) head, Pavol Šajgalík, has been awarded the 2017 ECD Bridge Building Award by the American Ceramic Society.

He received the award which had never before been bestowed upon any scientist from central and eastern Europe, in person at Daytona Beach, Florida as part of his working visit to the USA in January, SAV spokeswoman Monika Hucáková told the TASR newswire on February 8.

“Every scientist is pleased when someone recognises his work and it’s not a common thing for a Slovak scientist to be awarded on American soil, so, of course, I’m pleased,” Šajgalík said, adding that the award will encourage him in his further work.

Meanwhile, the SAV head during his working trip to the United states took part in the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC) in Florida, at which he gave a lecture entitled Additive-free Hot-pressed Silicon Carbide Ceramics – a Material with Exceptional Properties.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4