Petr Vaníček is a holder of the Ph.D., Dr.S., and P.Eng. (NB) degrees and has served as a Professor Emeritus of geodesy at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, Canada. He retired in 1999, after 28 years of teaching, and is now involved only in postgraduate student supervision and in research. His research interests cover the whole spectrum of geodesy, some geophysics, and applied mathematics. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) of International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and of the Czechoslovak Society for Arts and Sciences (SVU); he is also Senior Distinguished Scientist Humboldt awardee (1989) and recipient of Canadian Geophysical Union’s 1996 Tuzo J. Wilson Medal, the highest Canadian geophysical honor. He is the author and coauthor of over 400 publications including a comprehensive textbook Geodesy: The Concepts. This textbook has been translated into several languages and is being used for teaching geodesy all over the world.
Biography Updated on 27 May 2014