Vojtech Janousek
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Who am I

My photo from Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP

Hi, passers-by, and welcome to my personal page. My name is Vojtech Janousek and I am working in the radiogenic isotopes lab of the Czech Geological Survey.
To get the right qualification, I studied Geochemistry at the Charles University in Prague (1986-1991), and then spent three years in Glasgow travelling and drinking whisky, oops, I mean finishing my Ph.D. thesis (1994).

What am I doing

For living

Primarily, my main job consists in studying petrology, gechemistry and petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. They come mostly from Bohemian Massif, but we have had also projects in Sierra Nevada, Nicaragua, Namibia or Antarctic Peninsula. Apart from that,we are busy developing free tools for interpretation and graphical presentation of geochemical data.
My pet are granitoids (and Hercynian granitoids of the Central Bohemian Pluton in particular). Since 2002 I have been involved in a project dealing with petrogenesis of South Bohemian granulites.
Arguably the most important project I am involved in at the moment is the free access journal of the Czech Geological Society, since 2007 published under the name Journal of Geosciences.

Kyoto, Kiomizudera

Kyoto, Fushimi Inari

For fun

I like travelling and enjoy writing about it. But if you don't understand Czech, you have to believe me that you don't miss too much.

Where can I be reached

For traditionalists, my coordinates are:

Czech Geological Survey,
Klárov 3,
118 21 Prague 1,
Czech Republic

In any case you can always e-mail me at

Work in progress

This site will probably forever remain under construction

Last changes: 20 September 2008