2nd segment: arranged by Section I, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lecture: Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

20. – 21.05.2019


20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

Perek Luboš

Assoc. Prof., RNDr., DrSc., dr. h.c.
Born on July 26, 1919

  • Astronomy, galactic dynamics and space activities
  • Member of Learned Society since 1999

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1945, assistant lecturer, Institute of Mathematics, Czech Technical University, Prague;
  • 1952-1956, Associate Professor, Masaryk University (MU), Brno;
  • 1955-1967, Head, stellar department, Astronomical Institute, CSAS, Prague;
  • 1959, Visiting astronomer, Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, California, USA;
  • 1964, Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA;
  • 1968-1975, Director, Astronomical Institute, CSAS, Prague;
  • 1975-1980, Chief, Outer Space Affairs Division, United Nations Secretariat, New York;
  • 1980-present, head scientific worker, consultant, emeritus, Astronomical Institute AS CR.

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • 1983, Honorary member, Czechoslovak Astronomical Society
  • 1989-1992, Chairman, Czech Astronomical Society

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • 1954, Member, 1967-1970 secretary general, International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • 1973-1976, President, IAU Commission on Galactic Structure and Dynamics
  • 1968-1970, Vice-President, International Council of Scientific Unions
  • 1970-1979, Chairman, ICSU Panel on World Data Centres
  • 1970, Associate Member, Royal Astronomical Society, London
  • 1975, Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1977, Member, International Institute of Space Law (from 1996 member, Board of Directors
  • 1977, Member, International Academy of Astronautics (member Board of Trustees 1978-1982)
  • 1980-1982, President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF) (1990-1992 Co-chairman International Program Committee; since 2003 consultant to IAF President)
  • 1986, Member (1994 honorary member) Academie Nationale de l’Air et de l’Espace, Toulouse, France
  • 1992, founding member, European Astronomical Society

Notable awards:

  • 1969, Medal, Université de Liege
  • 1971, Kepler Medal, Czechoslovak Astronomical Society
  • 1980, T. Hagecius de Hajek Medal, CS Astronomical Society
  • 1981, Nagy Ernö Medal, Hungarian Astronomical Society
  • 1982, Medal, University of Zagreb
  • 1982, Medal, City of Paris
  • 1986, Medal, College de Paris
  • 1992, Prix Janssen, Société Astronomique de France
  • 1999, Doctor honoris causa, MU
  • 1999, Nušl Award, Czech Astronomical Society.

Selected publications:

  • Distribution of Mass in the Galactic System. Comm. Astr. Inst. Masaryk Univ. 1, No. 6, 1948
  • Untersuchung von Sternen mit hyperbolischen Geschwindigkeiten. Astron. Nachrichten, Vol. 283, 213, 1956
  • Distribution of Mass in Oblate Stellar Systems. Adv. in Astronomy and Astroph. 11, 165, 1961
  • Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (with L. Kohoutek). Academia, Prague 1967
  • Physics, Uses and Regulation of the Geostationary Orbit. Proc. 20th Coll. on the Law of Outer Space, Amer. Inst of Astronomy and Astronautics, 1978
  • Delimitation of Air Space and Outer Space. Proc. Symp. on Earth Oriented Act and their Legal Implications, McGill University Montreal, Canada, Oct. 1981, p. 275
  • Traffic Rules for Outer Space. Proc. 25th Coll. on the Law of Outer Space, AIAA, 1983, p. 37
  • Space Debris as an Issue for the International Community. 8th ISTS Tokyo, 1992
  • Space Debris at the United Nations, Space Debris, Vol. 2, p.123-136, 2002
  • Basic Problems in Space Traffic. Proc. 46th Coll. on the Law of Outer Space, AIAA p. 322-331, 2004
  • Space Debris Mitigation and Prevention: How to build a stronger international regime, Astropolitics 2, 215-226, 2004

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