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Špirko Vladimír

Ing., DrSc.
Born January 12, 1942

  • Theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy
  • Member of Learned Society since 2003

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1959-1964, Faculty of Technical and Nuclear Physics, Czech Technical University, Prague (Ing. 1964);
  • 1964-1967, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague;
  • 1968, CSc; 1990, DrSc.;
  • 1972-1973, Exchange Fellow, The Royal Society-CSAS (University of Aberdeen, Scotland).

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1967-2003, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry CSAS (AS CR), Prague;
  • 2004, Senior Scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, AS CR;
  • 1995, Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo (Canada);
  • 1981-1982, Visiting Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa;
  • 1984-2002, Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik, Garching (Germany);
  • 1988-1992, Visiting Professor, University of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark); 1991, Visiting Professor, University of Exeter (England));
  • 1992-1995, 1998, Visiting Professor, University of Waterloo (Canada);
  • 1996, Visiting Professor, Bergische Universität, Wuppertal (Germany);
  • 1998-9, Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, East Lansing (USA);
  • 1999, 2002, Visiting Professor, Jackson State University (Michigan, USA).

Notable awards:

  • 1996, Award, Markus Marci Spectroscopic Society
  • 1997, Award, Learned Society
  • 1998, Award, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport (for science)

Selected publications:

  • V. Špirko: Vibrational Anharmonicity and the Inversion Potential Function of NH3. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 101, 30 (1983)
  • V. Špirko, W. P. Kraemer, A. Čejchan: Vibrational Dynamics of Hydrogen Bonds. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 136, 340 (1989)
  • V. Špirko, J. Čížek: Nonadiabatic Corrections for Coupled Oscillators Usány Rayleigh-Schroedinger Perturbation Theory of Very Large Orders. J. Chem. Phys. 102, 8906 (1995)
  • V. Špirko, J. Šponer, P. Hobza: Anharmonic and Harmonic Intermolecular Vibrational Modes of the DNA Base Pairs. J. Chem. Phys. 106, 1472 (1997)
  • P. Jungwirth, V. Špirko: Double Tunneling-An Overlooked Quantum Effect in Anionic Molecular Clusters. Phys. Rev. Letters 84, 1140 (2000)
  • F. Mrugala, V. Špirko, W. P. Kraemer: Radiative Association of HeH2+. J. Chem. Phys. 118, 10547 (2003)

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