doc. RNDr. Rudolf Gális, PhD.

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Address: Park Angelinum 9, 04001 Košice
Phone: +421 55 234 2241
E-mail:  rudolf.galis@upjs.sk

 

 

 

Academic titles and degrees:

  • 1996 – Mgr.  (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University in Bratislava)
  • 2000 - RNDr. (Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárika University in Košice)
  • 2001 - PhD. (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava)
  • 2014 – Assoc. Prof. (Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice)

Professional career:

  • 1991 – 1996 Master Degree study at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialisation Astronomy and Astrophysics; finished with state exams and habilitation of the diploma thesis „Photographic photometry of the ‘new’ variable stars in the field around symbiotic starV 1329 Cygni“
  • 1996 – 1999  PhD Degree study at Astronomical Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Tatranská Lomnica; finished with dissertation exams and habilitation of the dissertation thesis „The Physical parameters of the selected interacting binaries “
  • 1999 – 2004 Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárika University in Košice;  scientific – research worker
  • 2005 – 2014 Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárika University in Košice; assistant professor
  • 2014 –  Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice; associated professor

Teaching:

  • Elements of Astronomy
  • Elements of Astrophysics
  • Theoretic Astrophysics I
  • Theoretic Astrophysics II
  • Cosmology
  • Special Seminar in Astronomy
  • Summer Practise in Astrophysics
  • Modern Trends in Physics
  • Structure and Evolution of the Universe
  • Astrophysics

Research:

  • The multi-wavelength investigation of the physical processes responsible for activity of interacting binaries (symbiotic and cataclysmic variables, near-contact binaries, etc.), with special attention for the mechanisms related to mass transfer between components of these binaries, using observation material obtained by ground based as well as space instruments.

Selected publications:

  1. Friedjung, M., Hric, L., Petrík, K., Gális, R., 1998, An analysis of the photometric variation of the symbiotic star AG Draconis in quiescence, Astronomy & Astrophysics 355, 345 – 548
  2. Hric, L., Gális, R., 1999, New periods of variable stars in Cygnus based on a quarter of century of photographic observations, Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series 135, 29 – 40
  3. Gális, R., Hric, L., Friedjung, M., Petrík, K., 1999, Resonances as the general cause of the outbursts in the symbiotic system AG Draconis, Astronomy & Astrophysics 348, 533 – 541
  4. Šimon, V., Hanžl, D., Škoda, P., Gális, R.,2000, Photometric orbital modulation in V1080 Tau, Astronomy & Astrophysics 360, 637 – 641
  5. Gális, R., Hric, L., Niarchos, P., 2001, KW Per – a near-contact system?, Astronomy & Astrophysics 373, 950 – 959
  6. Friedjung, M., Gális, R., Hric L., Petrik, K., 2003, More on the pulsation period of the cool component in the symbiotic binary AG Dra, Astronomy & Astrophysics 400, 595 – 598
  7. Hric, L., Gális, R., Dobrotka, A., et al., 2004, New clues on the model of YY Her after 2 observational seasons, Revista Mexicana Conference Series 20, 222
  8. Gális, R., Hric, L., Petrík, K., 2004, Long-term photometric and spectroscopic behaviour of symbiotic system AG Dra, Baltic Astronomy 13, 1, 132 – 137
  9. Hric, L., Gális, R., Dobrotka, A., 2004, The active quarter of century in research of cataclysmic variables, Baltic Astronomy 13, 1, 87 – 92
  10. Hric, L., Gális, R., Niarchos, P., Gazeas, K., 2006, Symbiotic Binary YY Her Eclipses, Flares and Outbursts, Astrophysics and Space Science 304, Issue 1-4, 307 – 309
  11. Hudec, R., Šimon, V., Munz, F., Gális, R., 2008, New Results on Cataclysmic Variables Observed by INTEGRAL, Chinese Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement 8, 259 – 264
  12. Gális, R., Eckert, D., Paltani, S., Münz, F., Kocka, M., 2009, X-Ray Emission of Cataclysmic Variables Observed by Integral, Baltic Astronomy 18, 321 – 326
  13. Fiocchi, M., Natalucci, L., Chenevez, J., Bazzano, A., Tarana, A., Ubertini, P., Brandt, S., Beckmann, V., Federici, M., Gális, R., Hudec, R., 2009, Renewed Activity from the X-Ray Transient SAXJ 1810.8-2609 with Integral, The Astrophysical Journal 693, Issue 1, 333 – 339
  14. Hudec, R., Gális, R., Kocka, M., 2010, Lessons learned from ESA INTEGRAL: cataclysmic variables and blazars, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana 81, 220 – 225
  15. Gális, R., Hric, L., Kundra, E., 2012, Hard X-ray and Optical Activity of Intermediate Polars, IAU Symposium 282, 87 – 88
  16. Kundra, E., Hric, L., Gális, R., 2013, Pulsation of IU Per from the Ground-based and `Integral’ Photometry, Baltic Astronomy, Vol. 22, p. 111-122
  17. Hric, L., Gális, R., Leedjärv, L., Burmeister, M., Kundra, E., 2014, Outburst activity of the symbiotic system AG Dra, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 443, 1103 – 1112
  18. Gális, R., Hric, L., Leedjärv, L., 2015, Outburst Activity Driven by Evolved Pulsating Star in the Symbiotic Binary AG Dra, EAS Publications Series, Volume 71-72, 103 – 105
  19. Leedjärv, L., Gális, R., Hric, L., Merc, J., Burmeister, M., 2016, Spectroscopic view on the outburst activity of the symbiotic binary AG Draconis, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 456, 2558 – 2565

Projects:

  1. VEGA 5016/98, Physical processes in the cataclysmic and related interacting binaries, 1998 – 2000 (assistant manager)
  2. Photometric investigation of the selected symbiotic and cataclysmic variable stars, bilateral Slovak – Greek international scientific – technical cooperation, 1999 – 2000
  3. Investigations photometriques et spectroscopiques de certaines e’toiles binaires cataclysmiques on symbiotiques, Slovak – French international scientific cooperation, 1999 – 2000
  4. VEGA 2/1008/21, Accretion, mass transfer and their physical manifestations in the cataclysmic binaries and related objects, 2001 – 2003 (assistant manager)
  5. APVT-51-000802, Slovak network of the photometric telescopes for investigation of the selected physical processes in variable stars, 2002 – 2005
  6. Investigation of the cataclysmic variables – project INTEGRAL, bilateral Slovak – Czech international scientific cooperation, 2003-2005
  7. VEGA 2/4015/4, Structure of mass transfer regions in the cataclysmic and related interacting binaries, 2004 – 2006 (assistant manager)
  8. International Greek – Slovak on-line network of the astronomical observatories, bilateral Slovak – Greek international scientific – technical cooperation, 2005 – 2007
  9. PECS 98023, Czech Participation to INTEGRAL, 2005 – 2008
  10. VEGA 2/7011/7, Activity as a consequence of physical processes connected with mass transfer and accretion of matter in selected interacting binaries, 2007 – 2009 (assistant manager)
  11. PECS 98058, Czech participation in the Gaia project, 2007-2011
  12. APVV LPP-0091-09, On the road with telescope, 2009 – 2012 (principal investigator)
  13. VEGA 2/0078/10, Physical behaviour of the activity cycles in interacting binaries, 2010-2012 (assistant manager)
  14. APVV-0158-11, From interacting binaries to exoplanets, 2012 – 2015
  15. KEGA-007UPJS/2013, Modern trends in the teaching of astronomy and astrophysics, 2013 – 2015
  16. VEGA 2/0038/13, Physical properties of accretion structures in interacting binaries, 2013 – 2015 (assistant manager)

Others:

  • Scientific secretary of Slovak astronomical society at Slovak academy of Sciences
  • Member of working group 5.5 Cataclysmic variables of INTEGRAL mission scientific team.
  • Member of SOC and LOC of the national “Stellar astronomy successes conference”, Bezovec
  • Principal investigator of the project „On the road with telescope“ (www.dalekohladnacestach.sk)
  • Member of editorial board of the journal Kozmos.

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