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Jiří Žák


Address: Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, Prague, 12843, Czech Republic

Office: P16B

Email: jirizak@natur.cuni.cz | jiri.zak@natur.cuni.cz

Phone: +420221951475

Research group website: Continental Tectonics Group

Professional Career

1997 Bc. in Geological Sciences, Charles University

1998/1999 Undergraduate fellowship at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London

2000 Graduated from Charles University in Petrology and Structural Geology

2004 Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Charles University

2004/2011 Research Geologist at the Czech Geological Survey (part-time)

2010 Associate Professor, since 2015 Full Professor

2016/2020 Head of the Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Since 2020 Vice Dean for Geology, Faculty of Science, Charles University

​Research Interests

Physical Geology | Tectonics | Detrital zircon geochronology | Magmatic processes | Rock magnetism |Precambrian Earth


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Recent Sponsored Projects

Detrital zircon geochronology as a tool for interpreting terrane provenance, 2023-2025, Czech Science Foundation, project No. 23-06708S

Late Archean granites: markers of modern-style plate tectonics? 2019-2022, Czech Science Foundation, project No. 19-08066S

Sedimentary record and mechanics of collapse of orogenic belts, 2016-2018, Czech Science Foundation, project No. 16-11500S

Supervising Ph.D. theses

Tatiana Tkáčiková (in progress) Exploring the link between tectonic deformation and provenance signal at active plate margins

Reza Syahputra (2023) Mechanisms and time scales of formation of ribbon continents

Filip Tomek (2015) Magnetic fabric, magma flow and tectonic deformation in volcano-plutonic systems

Jaroslava Hajná (2012) Tectonic evolution of the central part of the Teplá-Barrandian unit


MG421P00 Physical Geology I | MG421P47 Introduction to Physical Geology | MG420P05 Dynamic Earth: outstanding issues of modern geologyMG421T04 Geologic field trips | MG421T02G Field course in Physical Geology 

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