Commemorative banknote of G. J. Mendel on Czech Television

Commemorative banknote of G. J. Mendel on Czech Television

The director of Společně, o.p.s., spoke about the restoration of the greenhouse that used to be on the premises of the Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno, about the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of genetics, and also about the upcoming memorial book. Jakub Carda on Czech Television's Good Morning.

You can watch the recording here (the banknote is mentioned from the second minute):


He called the greenhouse "the most important scientific place in the Czech Republic" - it was here that Mendel worked with twenty thousand pea plants and discovered the laws of heredity. On the site of the foundations, a modern building will be built, but it will be in the spirit of the original plans.

And so will the new memorial, created by contemporary artist and top engraver Rudolf Cigánik on the basis of period motifs.

The celebrations of Mendel's anniversary include, for example, a scientific conference with the participation of four Nobel Prize winners and will culminate in a festival on 23-24 July at Mendel Square. A presentation and sale of memorabilia is also planned. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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