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Astronomical Institute

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

František Fárník

Solar Physics

Research fields: X-ray emission of solar flares - instrumental aspects of X-ray detection, analysis of observational data from broad-band detectors and telescopes. In 1970 graduated from the J.E. Purkyně University in Brno (Physics), since staff member of the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. 1978 PhD in Astrophysics. Principal investigator of several X-ray instruments onboard Prognoz, Phobos and Coronas spacecrafts. Since 1990 cooperating with scientists from the Space Research Laboratory in Utrecht, Netherlands, the Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colorado, USA and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences in Tokyo, Japan. Recently principal investigator of hard X-ray spectrometer launched on March 12, 2000, as a part of the US MTI project.

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