Státní doktorská zkouška a obhajoba disertační práce
The state doctoral examination verifies the students' knowledge in the general mathematical and physical disciplines connected with the topic of the dissertation as well as their ability to creatively solve problems of general character, beginning by their formulation continuing with their solution using appropriate devices up to the interpretation of the results. The examination topics falling into purview of individual study plans are formulated for the individual examinee accordingly so as to create a higher level of learning over the Master's degree examination.
A general overview of Astrophysics is a basic requirement (in the extent of the textbook B.W. Carroll, D.A. Ostlie: An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics. Addison-Wesley, 1996). These basics are supplemented by detailed knowledge in areas immediately connected with the thesis topic in the extent of an expert monograph.
A 15 min presentation by the student detailing the topic and the state of the solution of the dissertation thesis forms the initial part of the state doctoral examination which is followed up by the discussion. In this part of the state doctoral examination the students present their results in the form of publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Specific examination topics are given at least 4 weeks ahead of the examination according to Article 32 § 4 of the MU study and examination regulations.
Doctoral Thesis Requirements
- the thesis should contain a comprehensive and critical overview of the current state of the dissertation topic research
- the thesis must contain new results of the student presented articulately and in sufficient detail.
- the thesis may contain already published results obtained by the author of the dissertation. It must be absolutely clear which are the student's own results and which are already known findings.
- the thesis must contain a discussion and a proposal of further study in the given domain
Studijní a výzkumné povinnosti
The preparation of the dissertation takes place during the whole duration of the studies and comprises at least 60% of the workload.
During the second semester at the latest the students in concert with their advisors create their Individual Study Plan (ISP) and present it for approval to the PhD commission.
At the end of the 3rd year of study i.e. 6th semester at the latest the student
- have passed all theoretical preparation examinations (obligatory ones and the ones chosen with the advisor in the ISP) comprising approximately 20% of the workload (point 4 of the approved ISP) excepting ongoing seminars
- present the results of their work in English at the Institute seminar (point 5 of the approved ISP)
- prove their foreign language competence (point 6 of the approved ISP)
- discharge their duties connected with their pedagogical development (at most 10% of the workload and point 8 of the approved ISP)
At the end of their studies, ideally during the standard 4 year duration of their studies, i.e. at the end of the 8th semester the students
- present their findings at an international scientific conference (point 3 of the approved ISP)
- undergo the obligatory international research internship at least 1 month in duration
- present their findings in an international scientific journal - 10% of the workload ((point 2 of the approved ISP)
- finish their dissertation thesis and file the application to defend their dissertation thesis (point 1 and 2 of the approved ISP)
Návrh témat kvalifikačních prací a témata disertačních prací
Fragmented magnetic reconnection. Mgr. Jan Benáček, Advisor: prof. RNDr. Marian Karlický, DrSc. (ongoing thesis)
Characteristics of RR Lyrae type stars. Mgr. Marek Skarka, PhD. <https://is.muni.cz/th/bdv3o/>. Advisor: doc. RNDr. Miloslav Zejda, PhD. (defended thesis)
Hydrodynamic simulation of stellar winds of hot stars. Advisor: prof. Mgr. Jiří Krtička, Ph.D. (proposed thesis topic)
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