Biography

In the course of his career, Vojtěch Petráček has been attached to a number of leading institutions, in the Czech Republic and also abroad. In 2004, he joined the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he completed his habilitation in 2007. At the faculty, he teaches Experimental Physics, Relativistic Physics of Heavy Ions, and Subatomic Physics, and he is the responsible person for studies in the field of Experimental Nuclear Physics. He is the leader of a research team that has worked on the ALICE, CBM and AEGIS experiments. Within the framework of the ALICE experiment, he was awarded the prize of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for Young Scientific Workers in 1998 for his work on designing and implementing the linear Silicon Drift Detector (SDD). In addition, he has twice been awarded a Prize of the Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague for his work on detectors. His main field of scientific interest is in the physics of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions and particle physics. In collaboration with his students and colleagues, he attempts to interlink experimental and theoretical aspects of this field of physics within the framework of research carried out at the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering. From 2010 until 2015, he was vice-rector for Science and Research of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

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