Doc. RNDr. Gabriel Török, Ph.D.

Doc. RNDr. Gabriel Török, Ph.D.

Personal Information

  • First and family name: Gabriel Török
  • Date and place of birth: 3.4.1978, Valašské Meziříčí
  • Nationality: Czech
  • E-mail: gabriel. gabriel.torok(at)physics.cz, gabriel.torok(at)physics.slu.cz
  • Phone: +420 737 928 755
  • Web site: https://astrocomp.physics.cz/torok

Education and Qualification

  • 2016: Habilitation
  • 2003 – 2008: Doctoral study (Ph.D.) of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 1996 – 2003: Master study (Mgr.) of Theoretical Physics, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Positions

  • 2019 – present: Vice Rector for Project Management, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2015 – 2019: Vice Rector for Development, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2020 – present: Chair of Research Centre for Computational Physics and Data Processing, Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2013 – 2019: Chair of Research Centre for Computational Physics and Data Processing, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2020 – present: Vice Chair of Research, Institute of Physics, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2010 – 2019: Vice Chair of Research, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic
  • 2016 – present: Associate Professor
  • 2005 – 2010: Researcher and Assistant Professor, Institute of Physics, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Memberships, Conference Boards

  • 2007 – present: Member of LOC and SOC of the annual RAGtime workshops
  • 2011 – 2014: Member of Czech Science Foundation Board for Astronomy and Astrophysics (P209)
  • 2012 – present: Active Member of IAU Division D (High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics) and Division D Commission 44 (Space & High Energy Astrophysics)
  • 2014: Member of LOC and SOC of the Olomouc Synergy Conference
  • 2013: Member of LOC and SOC of the Prague Synergy Conference
  • 2012 – 2018: Member of LOC and SOC of several local workshops organized by the Silesian University in Opava and the Astronomical Institute of Prague

Selected Grants

  • 2021 – present: Leader of X-ray timing workpackage in the CGA – GAČR project No. 21-06825X “Accreting Black Holes in the New Era of X-ray Polarimetry Missions” carried out jointly by SU and ASU
  • 2017- 2020: Principal Investigator of INTER-EXCELLENCE Project “Promotion and Development of International Scientific Cooperation in Relativistic Astrophysics and Preparation of X-ray Space Missions”, LTI17018
  • 2016 – 2019: Principal Investigator of grant „Oscillations and coherent features in accretion disks around compact objects and their observational signatures“ (CGA – GAČR), project results were evaluated by CGA as excellent
  • 2012 – 2013: Principal Investigator of team postdoctoral grant „High Frequency Quasi-periodic Oscillations and Compact Object Properties“ (CGA – GAČR), project results were evaluated by CGA as excellent
  • 2020 – present: Principal Investigator of the Project CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_054/0014696 “Development of R&D capacities of the Silesian University in Opava“
  • 2012 – 2014: Project and Scientific Manager of the Project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0071 SYNERGY (supporting international collaboration in astrophysics)
  • 2012 – 2015: Principal Investigator of the Project CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0271 INAP (innovations of study programmes of Silesian University in Opava)

Awards

  • 2014: Neuron Award for young researchers in Physics
  • 2008: Bronze Medal of the Silesian University in Opava
  • 2005: Award of the Czech Minister of Education

Fields of Professional Interests

Relativistic Astrophysics, Physics of Black holes and Neutron Stars, Physics of Accretion, Observational Data Analysis, Theory of Quasi-Periodic Oscillations, Application of  Software Solutions in Astrophysics (Mathematica, Maple, IDL, XSPEC, C++) 

Conferences and Scientific Stays

  • 2003 – present: Active participation at conferences and workshops in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Spane, Canada, Japan, China, Switzerland (co-author of approx. 100 conference oral and poster presentations and 45 proceeding papers)
  • 2005 – present: Multiple scientific visits at following institutions: CESR in Toulouse (Francie); NORDITA in Copenhagen (Denmark); Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Warsaw (Poland); University of Gothenburg (Sweden), SISSA in Trieste (Italy); INAF in Rome (Italy)
  • 2005: 5-month Study Stay within Erasmus programme at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburgh, Sweden
  • 2004: 1-month Study Stay at University of Leicester, UK

Publication Activity (Web of Science/NASA ADS)

  • Publications: 66/151
  • Citations: 1 504/1861
  • H-index: 22/25

Co-author of more than 100 conference presentations and 45 proceeding papers

Personal Activities

  • Family life, Fishing…