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Bruno Jungwiert


Bruno Jungwiert received a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Techniques from the University of Paris VII, France (1998), and in Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics from Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic (1998).
In 1999, he was awarded a prize by the Czech Academy of Sciences for young researchers. His main research interests are galaxy structure, evolution and dynamics.
As a researcher at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 1999, he took several years post-doctor leave at the Lyon Center for Astronomical Research, France within the Marie Curie Research Training Network on 3D spectroscopy. In 2005, he became a fellow of the Computational Astrophysics Programme at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, at the University of California, Los Angeles. The following year he took leave at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Riverside.
Bruno has been extensively involved in teaching astronomy and astrophysics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague (since 2001), the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of California, Riverside (2007), and at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno (since 2009). He also frequently acts as a supervisor of bachelor, master and PhD students.
He is a member of the Council of the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences; and vice-chair of the Council since 2012. He also holds membership of the Czech National Committee of Astronomy, the representative national body of the International Astronomical Union. In 2009, he became vice-chair of the Czech Organizational Committee for the International Year of Astronomy and in 2013, became a member of the Council of the Czech Academy of Sciences for cooperation with universities.