Organisation: Astronomical Institute, Charles University Prague
Address: V Holesovickach 2, CZ-180 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Electronic mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The course in Celestial mechanics
(AST005 and AST011; 4h per week) covers theories of the solar
system dynamics starting
from the "Keplerian" two-body approximation up to the "Laplace-Lagrange"
secular solution. Particular care is also paid to the "Hill" method applied
to the lunar motion and basics of the artificial satellite dynamics. It
is an advanced course for senior undergraduates and graduates majoring
in physics. The course offers a solid introduction to the fundamental theory
of the subject.
The course of Physics of small Solar System
bodies (AST020; 2h per week) is co-lectured with M. Broz and
M. Solc. We discuss contemporary view on physics and dynamics of small
planetary bodies and their populations (interplanetary dust, meteorites,
asteroids, comets, Kuiper-belt objects, planetary satellites and rings).
Planetary Science and Celestial Mechanics -- Space Dynamics, Relativistic Celestial Mechanics
Publications & Research:
My research papers
deal with black-hole astrophysics, particularly in relation to the model
of active galactic nuclei with a massive black hole, relativistic celestial
mechanics and space dynamics of the artificial and/or natural bodies.
You can download the abstracts and occasionally the whole papers.
topics I am just working on:
Thermal effects affecting motion of the asteroids and
(related to meteoritics, delivery of NEAs to the Earth vicinity,
Yarkovsky and YORP effect(s) detection via orbital and rotation-state
changes for the near-Earth asteroids;
Determination of the PPN parameters \beta and \gamma
through the radio science experiment on the ESA Mercury Orbiter
You can also find some more information on the home pages of my collaborators
(C) or students (S)
Together with Bruno Bertotti we prepared a second edition of a
textbook entitled "Physics of the Solar System" (published
by Kluwer Academic IN NOVEMBER 2003).
Forthcoming (or past) conferences/meetings of interest:
Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (Cornell University, July 26-30, 99),
AAS Division for Planetary Sciences (Padova, Oct 10-15, 99),
US - European Workshop on Celestial Mechanics (Poznan, Jul 3-7, 00).
NATO ASI - The Restless Universe (Blair Atholl, Jul 23-Aug 5, 00).
Asteroids III (Palermo, Jun 11-16, 01).
CelMec III (Rome, Jun 18-22, 01).
Asteroids, Comets, Meteors (Berlin,
July 29 - Aug 2, 02).
Arecibo workshop on "Orbits and Rotation States of Asteroids", member of SOC
(Arecibo, Feb 2-4, 04).
DDA 2004 meeting (Nice, April 19-23, 04).
IAU Colloquium 197 "Dynamics of populations of
planetary systems" (Belgrade, Aug 31 - Sep 4, 04).
ACM meeting (Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7-12, 05).
DPS 2005 meeting (Cambridge UK, Sep 4-9, 05).
IAU General Assembly (Prague, Aug 14-25, 06).
DPS 2006 Meeting (Pasadena, Oct 8-13, 06).
Binaries workshop (Paris, May 19-22, 08).
ACM Meeting (Baltimore, Jul 13-18, 08).
Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy, IAUS 261 (Virginia Beach, Apr 27 - May 1, 09).
Bolides and Meteorite Falls (Prague, May 10-15, 09).
International workshop remembering Paolo Farinella (Pisa, June 14-16, 10).
See here a more complete
list of astronomical conferences and events.
I am co-organizing the IAU Symposium No. 236 entitled
Near Earth Objects, our Celestial Neighbors: Opportunity and Risk to be
held during the Prague General Assembly of IAU in August 2006. Go to
the following website to get more information:
IAU Symposium No. 236 (Near Earth Objects,...)
My CV (in case you would like
to hire me for an extremely interesting job -- outdated):
Links to other sites.
Link to the Astronomical Institute