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chemist , physicist , world affairs consultant

Miroslav Synek, Czech, American physicist, chemist, world affairs consultant. Research grantee Robert A. Welch Foundation, 1968-1971, 76-83, 93-95.


Synek, Miroslav was born on September 18, 1930 in Prague, Czech Republic. Came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1963. Son of Frantisek and Anna (Kokrment) Synek.


Certified, Industrial Chemistry Technology School, Prague, 1950. Certified in liberal arts, Prague, 1951. Master of Science in Physics with distinction, Charles University, Prague, 1956.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Chicago, 1963.


Analytical chemist Industrial Medicine Institute, Prague, 1950-1951. Research physicist Academy of Sciences, 1956-1958. From assistant to associate professor De Paul University, Chicago, 1962-1967.

Professor Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1967-1971. Lecturer, researcher University Texas, Austin, 1971-1975. Tenured faculty University Texas, San Antonio, 1975-1995.

Science advisor Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1971-1973, University Texas, 1971-1973. Advisor Student Physics Society, active numerous university committees.


  • Achievements include research in atomic structure calculations of laser-active lanthanides, analytical relativistic self-consistent field theory, approximate estimate of the extra-terrestrial intelligence probability, nuclear age requiring free elections, democracy is a historical urgency in the age of inter-continental nuclear missiles, main dangers of our times, suggested priorities for human society.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to science journals, abstracts to presentations.


Campaigner United Way, San Antonio, 1975-1995. Judge Alamo Science Fairs and Texas Academy of Science Fairs, annually. Grand award judge International Science and Engineering Fairs, 1998, 99.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society (life), Texas Academy of Sciences, American Institute Chemists. Member National Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association, American Association of University Professors, DAV Comdrs. Club, American Association Physics Teachers, American Academy Political Science, American Museum Natural History, Library.

Congress, Smithsonian Institution, National Trust History Preservation, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society (San Antonio education committee chairman), Czechoslovak National Council American (district secretary Chicago 1961-1963, chairman 1967), Czechoslovak Society Arts and Sciences American, International Society Poets (distinguished member), Sheriffs' Association Texas (associate), San Antonio Astronomical Association, World Affairs Council San Antonio (diplomat member), Bexar County Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Sigma Xi (life), Sigma Pi Sigma (sustaining).


Children: Mary Rose, Thomas Robert.

Frantisek Synek

Anna (Kokrment) Synek

Mary Rose Synek

Thomas Robert Synek