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Velický Bedřich

Professor, CSc.
Born April 7, 1938 in Prague

  • Theory of condensed systems
  • Member of Learned Society since 1996

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1955-1960, Student, theoretical physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMP), Charles University (FMP CU) then graduate physicist;
  • 1966, submitted and defended thesis (supervisor, E. Antončík), CSc., Collegium of Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS), Prague;
  • 1998, Associate Professor of general physics, Masaryk University (MU), Brno;
  • 2000, Full Professor of physics-theoretical physics, CU;
  • 2001, Full Professor of theoretical and general physics, MU

Employment and academic positions

  • 1960, Institute of Solid-State Physics, CSAS (later, Physical Institute, CSAS);
  • 1969-1979, Head, Theoretical Group and Optical Group, Semiconductors Department; 1979, Department of Theoretical Physics (following reorganization of Institute);
  • 1982-1991, Head, Department of Theoretical Physics;
  • 1992, senior scientist, Department of Semiconductors, FMP, CU; 1996, parttime employed at the Department of Theoretical Physics, MU;
  • 1999, part-time employment as scientific worker, Centre for Theoretical Studies, CU with specialization in philosophy and history of natural sciences;
  • 2001, Head, Theory Department at KFES FMP CU (Department of the Physics of Electronic Structures, FMP, CU).
  • Stays abroad: Moscow State University, 1964-1965; Harvard University (USA), 1967-1969; Lund University (Sweden), Trondheim/Oersted Inst. (Norway) 1991-1992 (Nordita fellow); University of Paris VI et VII/GPS CNRS 1995/97 (prof. Past)

Notable awards:

  • Medal (for Czech-Polish cooperation)
  • State Award, Silver Medal, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Medal, De optime scientiae et humanitate meritis AS CR
  • Member, Merit. Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • Josef Hlávka Medal

Selection of publications:

  • Velický B.: On the use of Kramers-Kronig relations in the study of optical properties of solids. Czech J. Phys. B11, 787 (1961)
  • Velický B., Sak J.: On theory of excitonic effects in the interband transitions in solids. Phys. Stat. Sol. 16, 147 (1966)
  • Velický B., Kirkpatrick S., Ehrenreich H.: Single-site approximations in the electronic theory of alloys. Phys. Rev. 175, 747 (1968)
  • Theory of electronic transport in disordered binary alloys: Coherent potential approximation. Phys. Rev. 184, 614 (1969)
  • Velický B., Bartoš I.: Surface Green function by matching. J. Phys. C (Sol. State Phys.) 4, L104 (1971)
  • Hass K. C., Ehrenreich H., Velický B.: Electronic structure of HgCdTe. Phys. Rev. B27, 1088 (1983)
  • Velický B., Mašek J., Paolucci G., Cháb V., Surman M., Prince K. C.: ARUPS studies of the electronic states of disordered, semimagnetic, semiconducting CdMnTe. Festkörperprobleme XXV, 247 (1985)
  • Lipavský P., Špička V., Velický B.: Generalized Kadanoff-Baym ansatz for deriving quantum transport equations. Phys. Rev. B34, 6933 (1986)
  • Kalvová A., Velický B.: Interband quantum kinetics with static disorder scattering I: direct CPA solution for a rectangular-pulse-excited semiconductor Zeitschrift f. Physik B94, 273 (1994)
  • Jia X., Caroli C., Velický B., Ultrasound Propagation in Externally Stressed Granular Media. Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1863 (1999)

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.