• Eva Matuszna

Press release: AVČR: The Czech Academy of sciences

Updated: Feb 11, 2019

18. 06. 2018

in English

The technological project of the year is the discoveries of Thomas Jungwirth team

The team of Tomas Jungwirth from the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has made another success. Their prototype in the area of anti-ferromagnetic memory has become the best technological project in the prestigious Vodafone competition on the idea of the year. On the project of ultra-slow computer memories, which operate in a completely different way than the existing one, Tomáš Jungwirt was involved with Xavi Marti, Kamil Olejník and Vít Novák. The prototype of these memories won the competition of another eighteen finalists of the technological category. For example, there was a new way of detecting drinking water pollution for waterworks, early diagnosis of prostate and breast cancer by analyzing blood glycans, a platform for testing the effects of new drugs, or a comprehensive waste management solution.

The winning team from the Physical Institute and the Spanish company IGS, which participates in the development of the prototype of memories. His members are (from left): Tomáš Jungwirth, Vít Novák, Xavi Marti and Kamil Olejník., source: avcr.cz

"Our new type of antiferromagnet memory allows up to terahertz write speed and application in artificial neural networks. We are currently developing anti-ferromagnetic memory applications for our commercial vehicle detection technology, "said Tomáš Jungwirth. According to Jungwirth, his presentation was also supported by the Spring Academic Congress of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the subsequent briefing with journalists. "Thanks to this popularization, J & T also invite us to join the Vodafone Concept of the Year competition," said Tomáš Jungwirth, whose project also supports the recently awarded European Union grant.


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