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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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