G. Urbancová was defending her doctoral dissertation on the topic of X-ray binaries and inner structure of compact stars and K. Klimovičová was defending a dissertation on the topic of Theoretical and observational aspects of physical processes in the field of compact objects. The Doctor’s committee was unfortunately not able to gather in Opava due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place and instead met online on the platform Zoom. Eminent professors from Czech republic and other countries took part in the committee, in particular:
- prof. RNDr. Vladimír Karas, DrSc, director of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- prof. Dr. Maurizio Falanga, director of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI), Bern, Switzerland
- prof. John Miller, University of Oxford, UK; SISSA, Terst, Italy
- prof. Marek A. Abramowicz, CAMK, Warsaw, Poland; Silesian University in Opava
- prof.Tomasz Bulik, University of Warsaw, Poland
Both graduates were studying under the supervision of doc. RNDr. Gabriel Török, Ph. D. at the Research Center for Computational Physics and Data Processing at the institute of Physics in Opava and took part in more than 20 scientific publications. They are also significantly involved in teaching on the institute, K. Klimovičová for example is teaching courses in Relativistic Physics and Astrophysics, Numerical relativity, etc. Both also participated in organizing workshops, conferences and other activities helping the students and their colleagues on the Institute of Physics alike.