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Jiří Žák


Address: Albertov 6, Prague, 12843, office P16B

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

Phone: +420221951475

Research websites: Continental Tectonics Group | ResearchGate

Professional Career

2000 Graduated from Charles University in Petrology and Structural Geology

2004 Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Charles University

2010/2015 Associate Professor

Since 2015 Full Professor

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

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

​Research Interests

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, CZK 7.26 Mill.

Late Archean granites: markers of modern-style plate tectonics? 2019-2022, Czech Science Foundation, project No. 19-08066S, CZK 9.27 Mill.

Sedimentary record and mechanics of collapse of orogenic belts, 2016-2018, Czech Science Foundation, project No. 16-11500S, CZK 6.31 Mill.

Supervising Ph.D. theses

Jonathan Jonah, Thermal and mechanical interactions of dikes and hydrothermal fluids during collisional orogeny, in progress

Reza Syahputra, Mechanisms and time scales of formation of ribbon continents, 2023

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

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


MG421P00 Physical Geology I | MG421P47 Introduction to Physical Geology | MG420P05 Dynamic Earth: outstanding issues of modern geology | MG420P10 Plutons, volcanoes, and orogeny through time | MG420T06 Field course of GeologyMG421T04 Geologic field trips

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