Curriculum Vitae

1. Name: Tõnu Viik
2. Position: Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu (TO), scientific consultant
3. Date of birth: 12.12.1939
4. Educational history: Viimsi 7-year School (1947-1954), Tallinn II Secondary School
(1954-1958), Tartu University (1958-1963); astronomer
5. Research and professional experience, institutional affiliation and postdoctoral
research training
: 06.1963 - 11.1963: Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Estonian
Academy of Sciences (IPA), engineer
11.1963 - 08.1965: Soviet Air Forces
08.1965 - 04.1971: IPA, post-graduate, junior research associate
04.1971 - 11.1976: IPA, scientific secretary - since October 1973 the IPA was reorganized into Institute of Physics and Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics (IAAP), Estonian Academy of Sciences
11.1976 - 07.1985: IAAP, senior research associate,
07.1985 - 06.1999: IAAP, director - in September 1995 IAAP was
renamed Tartu Observatory (TO)
06.1999 - 03.2000: TO, senior research associate, acting vice-director,
03.2000 - 04.2005: TO, vice-director
04.2005 - 01.2017: TO, senior research associate
01.2017 - : TO, scientific consultant (0.3)
In addition to that I have given courses of lectures "The basics of theoretical astrophysics" during years 1990, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2010;
"The physics of stars" in 2006 and 2009 and in 2012 the course of "Theoretical astrophysics"
and "The physics of the Universe" in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 I delivered lecture course "The equations of mathematical physics" (all in Tartu University).
6. Academic degrees: PhD in physics and mathematics 1970; DSc in astronomy 1991, Tartu University
7. Honors/awards: Medal of the Estonian Academy of Sciences - 1998,
3rd class Order of the White Star, Estonian Republic - 2000
8. Research-administrative experience - cf. item 5,
Estonian Naturalists' Society - member since 1972, president 2008-2014, vice-president (2014-2017), honorary member (2014)
International Astronomical Union (IAU) - member since 1979
IAU - member of the finance-subcommittee (2000-2006)
European Astronomical Society - founding member (1992-2016)
Estonian National Committee on Astronomy - member (head 1998-2004)
"Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer" - member of editorial board (1998-2012)
Estonian Council of Scientific Competence - vice-chair (2000-2006)
Estonian Science Foundation - vice-chair (2006-2009)
9. Current research program: radiative transfer in astronomy
10. Current grant funding: none
11. Current project funding: none
12. Dissertations advised: partly one (Rein Rõõm); bachelor, master, PhD dissertations of Indrek Vurm
13. The most important papers of lately (see Publications)