Filip Münz

Filip Münz
ORCID  0000-0001-6411-3651
Office address  Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Kotlářská 2, 602 00, Brno, Czech Republic
2003PhD in Astroparticle physicsat College de France, Paris; thesis "Electronic simulation for CELESTE: bias studies and application on observations of Crab Nebula", supervisor Ladislav Rob, MFF UK and Pierre Espigat, College de France
1997MSc. degree (spec. Subnuclear Physics) at Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles university, Prague; thesis in High-Energy Astrophysics (Contribution to the calibration of CAT and CELESTE detectors)

2019- member of High Energy Astrophysics group at Faculty of Science
2016- member of Core Facility Staff for CEITEC research program 1 (Nanomaterials)
2011- member of CEITEC research group Functional Properties of Nanostructures
2008- current job at Inst. of Cond. Matt. Physics, Fac. of Science, Masaryk University Brno
2007-2008 completion of a legacy catalogue of GRBs detected by HETE-2 satellite, assegno de ricerca position at Instituto di astrofisica spaziale e fisica cosmica (IASF/INAF), Bologna, Italy
2004-2006 automated scripts for analysis of X-ray spectra from XMM-Newton (intended for search of narrow-line features in X-ray emission of accretion discs of AGNs); extracted event-lists studied in detail using originally developped tools for time-resolved spectroscopy
2004 nine-month stay (with 2 month extension in early 2007) at INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Versoix, Switzerland
2003-2007 member of Czech INTEGRAL group at the Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ondrejov: data retrieval and analysis, search of variable sources (blazars, cataclysmic variables) incl. optical monitoring
1997-1999 collaboration with CAT and CELESTE experiments (French Pyrenees) on detection of cosmic gamma rays using Cerenkov atmospheric technique (College de France)

Filip has made his first steps in exploring the Universe from the domain of particle physics - the topic of his master and doctoral thesis was detection of gamma rays of very high energies on ground using Cherenkov light from air showers of secondary particles (the work on CELESTE experiment was based at College de France). Then he moved to lower energies to satellite experiments, esp. INTEGRAL (almost a year spent at ISDC, Versoix, Switzerland) and a legacy of HETE-2 (IASF INAF, Bologna).

Meanwhile in Astronomical institute at Ondrejov he participated at robotic telescope setups for rapid follow-up of GRB afterglows. Based on his more recent experience with fabrication and characterization of electronic nanostructure in CEITEC he aims to pursue the detection of transients with small satellite projects.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications see here.

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High Energy Astrophysics Group
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Kotlářská 2, 602 00, Brno
Czech Republic