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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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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.