The Jan Frič Award in 2022 for Ján Šubjak from Stellar department

On Monday, January 23, 2023, the Jan Frič Award ceremony for 2022 took place at the Ondřejov Observatory of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The laureate is Mgr. Ján Šubjak, Ph.D. from the Stellar Department, who receives this award for the work “Photometric and Spectroscopic Characterization of Substellar Companions”.

Since 2009, the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has been awarding the Jan Frič Award to its young scientists for extraordinary results that contribute to the institute’s prestige in international comparison.

On the occasion the Jan Frič Prize laureate gave a lecture on the topic “Photometric and spectroscopic characterization of substellar companions of stars.”

Award winning work

Šubjak, J., Sharma, R., Carmichael, T.W., et al. 2020, TOI-503: The First Known Brown-dwarf Am-star Binary from the TESS Mission, AJ, 159, 151

Šubjak, J., Endl, M., Chaturvedi, P., et al. 2022, TOI-1268b: The youngest hot Saturn-mass transiting exoplanet, A&A, 662, A107, 21 5.

More details can be found on the website of the Astronomical Institute (in Czech).

More photos can be found at ASU Facebook page.

Laureate lecture by J. Šubjak in the ASU library. Source: FB ASU

More information and Contacts

  • AI CAS press release (in Czech, doc format)
  • Pavel Suchan, Press Secretary of ASU CAS;, 737 322 815
  • M.Sc. Ján Šubjak, Ph.D.;

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