Dana Drábová (CZE)

Nuclear physicist


Since 1999, he has headed the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety.



She studied at the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University dosimetry and application of ionizing radiation and obtained an engineering degree. She pursued her Ph.D. studies in nuclear physics from 1994 to 200. Later, she worked at the Centre for Radiation Hygiene of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology - later the State Institute of Health - where she was involved in protection against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Since 1992 she had been deputy head of the Radiation Monitoring Network of the Czech Republic. In 1995-1996 she was Director of the Emergency Preparedness Department of the State Office for Nuclear Safety and, from 1996-to 1999, Director of the State Institute of Radiation Protection. Since 1 November 1999, she has been the Chairwoman of the State Office for Nuclear Safety. From November 2006 to November 2009, she chaired the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA). In October 2013, she received an honorary doctorate at the Technical University of Liberec. In April 2016, she received another honorary doctorate at the Technical University of Ostrava.



The Big Bang stage Velký sál
19. 7. 2024 18:00 - 18:45


Dana Drábová will guide us not only through Oppenheimer's scientific achievements, but also focus on what technologies and basic theoretical knowledge are needed to produce an atomic bomb and what are the consequences of nuclear weapons tests.


Hausbot Petra Horkého

Europe stage
19. 7. 2024 20:30 - 21:30


An original talk show by documentary filmmaker and polar explorer Petr Horky. The lady Petr invited to talk is one of the most popular science speakers among Meltingpot viewers. Get to know the head of the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety, Dana Drábová, in a different perspective.