Peter Vajda

research interests

* physical geodesy - earth's gravity field
* geophysics - gravimetry
* geodynamics - interpretation of temporal gravity changes and surface deformations
* geophysics - paleomagnetism


2016–2018 (Scientist in Charge)
Multi-dimensional integrated geophysical-petrological modelling of the crust, and uppermost mantle for central Europe region by structural joint inversion
(SASPRO 1497/03/01/ CRITHON3D)

2015–2018 (principal investigator)
Implementation of recent innovations in potential fields interpretation methodology
(VEGA 2/0042/15)

2015–2018 (deputy principal investigator, coordinator for Earth Science Institute)
Geophysical model of the lithosphere of the Western Carpathians
(VEGA 1/0141/15)

2012–2015 (principal investigator Vajda/Majcin)
Structure and thermal state of the West Carpathian lithosphere: hot dry rock energy sources potential of Slovakia


2011–2014 (deputy principal investigator, coordinator for Geophys. Inst.)
Bouguer anomalies of new generation and the gravimetric model of the Western Carpathians

2012–2014 (principal investigator)
Integration of geothermal modeling into the gravimetric inverse problem solving
(VEGA 2/0067/12)

2012–2014 (deputy principal investigator)
Interpretation of the geophysical field anomalous sources with the aim to improve the knowledge on the structure and dynamics of the Carpathian orogen
(VEGA 1/0095/12)

2009–2011 (principal investigator)
Robustness analysis of selected gravimetric and geodynamic interpretation methods in geophysical inverse problems
(VEGA 2/0107/09)

2009–2011 (deputy principal investigator)
Parallel and regularized modelling of potential fields in Carpathian-Pannonian region
(VEGA 1/0461/09)

2006–2008 (principal investigator)
Development of modern methods for the interpretation of the earth’s gravity field and their integration for studying the lithosphere properties
(VEGA 2/6019/26)  

2006–2008 (deputy principal investigator)
Regularized solutions to the direct and inverse gravimetric problems with the goal of enhancing the geophysical interpretation of lithosphere of the Western Carpathians and their surrounding tectonic units
(VEGA 1/3066/06)

2005–2007 (investigator)
Development, enhancement and application of progressive 2D and 3D methods of interpreting the gravity field in geophysics and geology

1996–2005 (investigator) 6 Vega projects (VEGA 2/3057/23, VEGA 2/3004/23, VEGA 2/7059/20, VEGA 2/7060/20, VEGA 2/4047/99, VEGA 95/5305/418)  

1996–2006 (investigator)
Development of the Truncation Filtering Methodology for Geophysical Applications. (Geophys.Inst. SAS Bratislava, Slovakia, in collaboration with The Earth Gravity Field project of the Geodesy Group of the GGE UNB, Canada)  

1992–1995 (investigator)
Precise regional geoid determination
(GGE UNB, Canada, contract of the Geodetic Survey Division, Geomatics Sector, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa)

1991–1995 (research assistant)
Truncated Geoid and the Gravimetric Inverse Problem. (GGE UNB, Fredericton, Canada)

PV Stromboli
Stromboli, September 2016

Mt Guajara
field work, June 2016, Tenerife
(volcano gravimetry)

Lomnicky peak 2015 VGG observation
Lomnicky peak 2015, High Tatras, Slovakia, (alpine gravimetry)

Fiji 2014SVEOCC 2014, Fiji, South Pacific