Curriculum vitae

Jiri Borovicka

1964 born in Prague, then Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic
1977-1987 amateur astronomer
1978-1982 study at the grammar school, Budejovicka, Prague
1982-1987 study of physics and astronomy at the Charles University, Prague
1983-1987 student scientific assistant at the Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Ondrejov; working with R.Hudec on possible optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursters
1983-1991 observing variable stars at the Stefanik Observatory, Prague
1984 first scientific paper published
1987 the diploma work "Optical radiation accompanying gamma-ray bursts" defended, graduated in astronomy from the Charles University, scientific degree RNDr. (equivalent to MSc.) obtained
1987-1988 military service
1988-1993 postgraduate student at the Astronomical Institute, working in the Group of Meteor Physics on spectra of meteors
1993 the thesis "A meteor spectral analysis" defended, CSc. (equivalent to PhD.) in astronomy obtained
1993-... scientist at the Astronomical Institute, continuing the studies on meteor physics
1994 approved as a member of the International Astronomical Union
1997 received a Junior Award from the Learned Society of the Czech Republic for the work on the radiation of meteors in the atmospheres of the Earth and Jupiter
1998-2001 president of the Czech Astronomical Society
1998, 1999, 2002 participating of the Leonid Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign organized by NASA and US Air Force
2000-2004 head of the Department of Interplanetary Matter at the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2002 received the Otto Wichterle Premium from the Academy of Sciences
2004-... deputy director of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2007-2016 chairman of the Council of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.
2014 received the honorary Kopal Lecture from the Czech Astronomical Society
2015-2018 president of Commission F1 of the International Astronomical Union


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