Mgr. Fridrich Valach, PhD.


scientist, head of Hurbanovo workplace

Workplace:Hurbanovo, Komárňanská 108
Phone:+421 35 760 2211
E-mail:ks.ga1575899939moeg@1575899939hcird1575899939irf1575899939
Personal webpage:http://www.geomag.sk/fridrich

Research interests:
  • solar-terrestrial physics
  • geomagnetic field measurements

 

Education:
2000 Philosophiae doctor (PhD.) in geophysics – FMPI CU Bratislava.
Thesis: Geomagnetic field as a component of the environment
1992 Teacher education, Physics – Faculty of Mathematics and Physics CU Bratislava.
1991 Master degree (Mgr.) in solid state physics – Faculty of Mathematics and Physics CU Bratislava. Thesis: High-temperature superconductivity
1986 Secondary education – Gymnázium (Sixth Form College) Komárno.

 

Research and Other Professional Experience:
since 2015 Scientist (rank IIa) at Hurbanovo Geomagnetic Observatory of the Earth Science Institute SAS
since 2009 Head of Department of Geomagnetism, GPI SAS
since 2002  Head of Hurbanovo Geomagnetic Observatory GPI SAS
since 2001 Scientist (rank IIb) at Geomagnetic Observatory GPI SAS  Hurbanovo
1996 – 2000 Research Assistant at Geomagnetic Observatory GPI SAS   Hurbanovo
1991 – 1996 Physics Teacher, Secondary School at Pribeta (in school year 1995-96: Deputy Director)

 

 Teaching Experience (University):
2002-2003 summer semester : Lectures Physics I.  – 2 hrs, Tutorials Physics I.  – 2 hrs
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Detached Office Komárno
2003-2004 summer semester : Tutorials Physics I.  – 4 hrs
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Detached Office Komárno
2004-2005 summer semester : Tutorials Physics I.  – 2 hrs
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Detached Office Komárno

 

Leadership of Research Projects:
01/2014 – 12/2016 Transient and secular variations of the geomagnetic field on the territory of Slovakia
Project VEGA, reg. no.: 2/0030/14
10/2013 – 09/2017 Signatures of the solar activity in the time-spatial variations of the geomagnetic field
Reg. no.: APVV-0662-12
(Representative for GPI/ESI SAS, Co-ordinating institution: FMPI CU Bratislava)
01/2011 – 12/2013 Time series of the geomagnetic field elements registered by Hurbanovo observatory since the 19th century – the continuity to the 21st century and the analysis of anthropogenic disturbances in the geomagnetic field
Project VEGA, reg. no.: 2/0015/11
01/2008 – 12/2010 National Network of Magnetic Repeat Stations
Project VEGA, reg. no.: 2/0023/08
01/2005 – 12/2007 Fluctuations in the evolution of space weather and environmental consequences
Project VEGA, reg. no. 2/5121/27
10/2002 – 11/2007 Developing the basis for monitoring, modelling, and predicting Space Weather
Reg. no.: COST 724 (2/5121)

 

Foreign research fellowships:
1997 7 days – Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic, Geophysical Institute, Czech Republic (Observatory practice, Methods for computing K indices)
1997 7 days – Geomagnetic Observatory Belsk, Poland (Observatory practice, Methods of measuring by DI-flux  teodolite)