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researcher, head of the Department of Gravimetry and Geodynamics
RNDr. Peter Vajda, PhD.
Born: 13 December 1966 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia

1985–1990 RNDr., Dept. of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (thesis and specialization in paleomagnetism)

1991–1995 Ph.D., Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (GGE), University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, N.B., Canada, (thesis and specialization in physical geodesy: gravity field of the earth)

1990–1991 Research Assistant, Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

1991–1994 Teaching Assistant, GGE UNB, Fredericton, Canada

1992–1995 Research Assistant, GGE UNB, Fredericton, Canada. Specialization in precise regional geoid determination. Development of a new gravimetric inversion methodology based on truncation filtering,

1996–2015 Research Scientist, Geophysical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, Head of the Dept. of Gravimetry and Geodynamics (since 2003), chairman of the Scientific Board of the institute (2009–2015), principal investigator of 2 APVV projects and several Vega projects, published (authored or co-authored) 28 CC (WOS/SCI) papers, 28 SCOPUS papers, 1 monograph, and 6 chapters. Active member of AGU, CGU, SEG, IAMG, IAG, worked in 3 IAG special study groups