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Michal Sobotka

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            SobotkaRNDr. Michal Sobotka DSc. (*1954)
Research fields: Sunspots, fine structure in solar photosphere, high spatial resolution photometry and spectroscopy, interpretation of spectra, image processing, time-series analysis, instrumentation.
Since 1979 in the Astronomical Institute, Solar Department, in 1995 - 2019 Head of the Working Group Structure and Dynamics of Solar Atmosphere. From 2004 to 2012 Deputy Head of the Solar Department and in 2012 - 2019 Head of the Solar Department.
Cooperation with institutions in Spain, France, Germany, Austria, and USA. 2002 - 2008 Vice-President of JOSO. Since 2006 national representative in the European Association for Solar Telescopes EAST. Participation in the projects of the 1.5-m solar telescope GREGOR and of the 4-m class European Solar Telescope EST. Author and co-author of more than 170 astronomical publications.

1978 - graduated from the Charles University, Prague, Master's Degree in astrophysics.
1981-1985 external PhD student at the Leningrad State University and Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
1985 - PhD in astrophysics, Leningrad State University.
1990 - 1992 - Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC).
1993 - three-month European Community Grant at IAC.
1999 - Visiting Professor at the Karl-Franzens University, Graz.
1999 - 2000 - one-year sabbatical stay at IAC.
2003, 2005 - two-months research stays at Observatoire Midi Pyrénées.
2007 - DSc. in astrophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences.
from 2019 - Emeritus scientist of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


Here is the list of some publications that might be interesting for you. They can be downloaded in the form of .PS and .PDF files or using links to other pages.


Some talks that might be interesting for you:


Here is a link to my library of IDL routines.
You can also download all programs [ZIP, 27 MB]


Here you can find my "private" page, dedicated mostly to ultralight flying.

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