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Ph.D., Geophysics, December 2007
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) and Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

M.Phil., Geophysics, May 2006
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (USA)

M.S. equivalent, Geophysics, June 2002
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

B.S. equivalent, Physics, June 2000
Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

Professional Experience

Charles University in Prague, Department of Geophysics, 2014–tomorrow (at least)

University of Maryland, Department of Geology, Research Associate, 2011–2013

University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Physics, Research Associate, 2008–2011

Charles University in Prague, Department of Geophysics, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2008

Research Themes

Physics and chemistry of the Earth and planets, theoretical and computational geodynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, multiphase flow and deformation, particle geophysics (neutrino geoscience, underground production of nuclides via nuclear reactions)



Constraining Earth’s radiogenic heat production using particle geoscience: geoneutrinos and noble gases. Funded by Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) grant GA17-01464S (, dimensions), CZK 2.3M, 2017–2019.


Courses in mathematics and geoscience at Charles University (2016–present; see Teaching)

Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (Charles University, University of Maryland)

Teaching Fellow at Yale University (2005–2006)

Middle-school Montessori physics instructor (2015–present; ZŠ Montessori Kladno, Czech Republic)

High-school physics teaching and curriculum development (2001, Gymnasium Františka Palackého, Neratovice, Czech Republic)

Service and Outreach

Organized and hosted Neutrino Geoscience 2019 Prague

Co-convened of session Two-phase dynamics of mid-ocean ridges and other systems: theory and observation at EGU General Assembly 2010

Co-organized the 8th European Workshop on Numerical Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic, 2003

Participated in education outreach program JILA PFC PISEC at University of Colorado Boulder (2011)

Created a Wikipedia entry on Geoneutrinos

Reviewed for geoscience journals: Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems; Geophysical Journal International; Icarus; Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Petrology

Honors and Awards

Charles University in Prague Graduate Fellowship, 2007

Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 2004–2006

Ph.D. Fellowship of the French Government (“Bourse de thèse en cotutelle”), 2002–2004

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, graduated with honors, 2002

Personal Information

Citizen of the Czech Republic

Fluent in Czech, English, and French; basic knowledge of Spanish; few words in isiZulu and Setswana :)

Other interests: music (double bass), mountain trail running, donuts