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Patrik Švančara

I am a low-temperature physicist interested in the hydrodynamics of superfluids, especially the superfluid phase of liquid 4He. I obtained my PhD in Prague, Czech Republic, where I studied similarities and differences between turbulent flows of superfluid helium and those of viscous fluids, employing flow visualization and second sound attenuation techniques. I have then joined the group of professor Weinfurtner, where I am contributing to the development of several cryogenic set-ups aimed to explore analog gravity systems in superfluid helium.

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Employment history
From 2021
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Nottingham
2018 - 2021
Researcher at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic)
Education
2017 - 2021
PhD studies in Condensed matter physics at Charles University, supervisor Marco La Mantia
2019
Rigorosum in Condensed matter physics at Charles University
2015 - 2017
Master studies in Condensed matter physics at Charles University
2012 - 2015
Undergraduate studies in Physics at Charles University
Foreign experience
2020
Institut Néel CNRS (Grenoble, France), collaboration with Philippe-E. Roche (5 weeks)
2018, 2019
Cryocourse - International advanced school on low and ultra-low temperature physics (2+2 weeks)
2018 - 2019
Institut Néel CNRS (Grenoble, France), collaboration with Mathieu Gibert (7 weeks)
Awards and Prizes
2019, 2021
Best Poster Award, International Conference on Quantum Fluids and Solids
2018
Exceptional Prize of the Rector of Charles University
2016
First Prize, The 7th Czechoslovak Student Conference in Physics

Publications

Ubiquity of particle–vortex interactions in turbulent counterflow of superfluid heliumP. Švančara, D. Duda, P. Hrubcová, M. Rotter, L. Skrbek, M. La Mantia, E. Durozoy, P. Diribarne, B. Rousset, M. Bourgoin, M. Gibert, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 911, A8, (2021)
An experimental study of turbulent vortex rings in superfluid 4HeP. Švančara, M. Pavelka, M. La Mantia, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 889, A24, (2020)
Flight-crash events in superfluid turbulenceP. Švančara, M. La Mantia, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 876, R2, (2019)
Visualization study of thermal counterflow of superfluid helium in the proximity of the heat source by using solid deuterium hydride particlesP. Švančara, P. Hrubcová, M. Rotter, M. La Mantia, Physical Review Fluids 3, 114701 (2018)
Vorticity enhancement in thermal counterflow of superfluid heliumP. Hrubcová, P. Švančara, M. La Mantia, Physical Review B 97, 64512 (2018)
Flows of liquid 4He due to oscillating gridsP. Švančara, M. La Mantia, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 832, 578-599 (2017)
Small-scale universality of particle dynamics in quantum turbulenceM. La Mantia, P. Švančara, D. Duda, L. Skrbek, Physical Review B 94, 184512 (2016)
Cavitation bubbles generated by vibrating quartz tuning fork in liquid 4He close to the λ-TransitionD. Duda, P. Švančara, M. La Mantia, M. Rotter, D. Schmoranzer, O. Kolosov, L. Skrbek, Journal of Low Temperature Physics 187, 376-382 (2017)
Visualization of viscous and quantum flows of liquid 4He due to an oscillating cylinder of rectangular cross sectionD. Duda, P. Švančara, M. La Mantia, M. Rotter, L. Skrbek, Physical Review B 92, 64519 (2015)