🌟Dr. Libor Nouzak, Interplanetary, Best Researcher Award🏆

Doctorate at Charles University Czech Republic

Libor Nouzák is a Czech researcher specializing in the physics of plasma and ionized media, with significant contributions to the understanding of dust impacts in space environments. Born on April 3, 1988, Nouzák has developed a distinguished career through extensive research and collaboration with international scientific institutions.

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Libor Nouzák has authored 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and one conference proceedings paper. His work is frequently cited in the fields of geophysics and space science, reflecting his impactful contributions to these areas. His ORCID iD is 0000-0002-0485-210X.


Nouzák completed his Bachelor’s degree in General Physics (2007-2010), Master’s degree in Physics of Plasma and Ionized Media (2010-2012), and PhD in Physics of Plasma and Ionized Media (2012-2018) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. His PhD thesis focused on the laboratory investigation of dust charging and impact ionization.

Research Focus

Libor Nouzák’s research primarily revolves around the physics of plasma and ionized media, with a specific emphasis on the interaction of dust particles with various environments. His work includes laboratory experiments, data analysis from spacecraft, and the development of theoretical models to understand dust impacts and their effects.

Professional Journey

Nouzák’s professional journey includes significant research roles at Charles University in Prague and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder, Colorado. Since October 2016, he has been a researcher at Charles University, while also engaging in multiple research projects at LASP from 2016 to 2024.

Honors & Awards

Nouzák has received support from prestigious grants and foundations, including the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (Project #LTAUSA 17066) and the Karel Urbánek Foundation. These honors recognize his valuable contributions to experimental research and computer simulations of dust processes in space.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Nouzák’s notable publications include research on dust impact signals detected by spacecraft antennas, laboratory simulations of positron-dust interactions, and the magnetic field effect on antenna signals induced by dust impacts. His work is published in respected journals such as Astrophysical Journal and Journal of Geophysical Research.

“Laboratory Simulation of the Positron–Dust Interaction and its Implication for Interstellar Dark Clouds”

  • Journal: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Publication Date: 2023-01-01
  • DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aca01c
  • Contributors: Jan Wild; Jakub Čížek; Libor Nouzák; Jiří Pavlů; Jana Šafránková; Zdeněk Němeček; Jakub Vaverka; Dalibor Nosek; Tomáš Burian; Anna Wildová et al.

“Ion Cloud Expansion after Hyper-velocity Dust Impacts Detected by the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Electric Probes in the Dipole Configuration”

  • Journal: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Publication Date: 2021-11-01
  • DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac1944
  • Contributors: Jakub Vaverka; Jiří Pavlů; Libor Nouzák; Jana Šafránková; Zdeněk Němeček; Tarjei Antonsen; Ingrid Mann; Per-Arne Lindqvist

“Detection of Dust Particles Using Faraday Cup Instruments”

  • Journal: The Astrophysical Journal
  • Publication Date: 2021-03-01
  • DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/abd6e7
  • Contributors: Libor Nouzák; David James; Zdeněk Němeček; Jana Šafránková; Jiří Pavlů; Jaroslava Nováková; Jakub Vaverka; Zoltan Sternovsky

“Dust observations with antenna measurements and its prospects for observations with Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter”

  • Journal: Annales Geophysicae
  • Publication Date: 2019-12-10
  • DOI: 10.5194/angeo-37-1121-2019

“Magnetic field effect on antenna signals induced by dust particle impacts”

  • Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • Publication Date: 2019-11-21
  • DOI: 10.1029/2019ja027245

Research Timeline

  • 2016: Conducted initial measurements and preliminary analyses of dust impact signals at LASP.
  • 2017: Studied dust impact signals detected by the Cassini spacecraft at LASP.
  • 2018: Investigated the magnetic field effect on antenna signals induced by dust particle impacts at LASP.
  • 2022-2024: Engaged in ongoing research at LASP, contributing to various projects and publications.

Collaborations and Projects

Libor Nouzák has collaborated with international researchers and institutions, notably through his involvement with the ISSI team led by Ingrid Mann. His projects have been supported by grants from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, and the Czech Science Foundation. He has also worked with foreign authors, resulting in joint publications and presentations at international conferences.

Libor Nouzak | Interplanetary | Best Researcher Award

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