Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Doctoral Degree Program


(General and Mathematical Physics - until 31.8.2019)


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. Ing. Roman Martoňák, DrSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Theoretical Physics

Description of the Study Program

The Theoretical and Mathematical Physics doctoral program covers modern areas of theoretical and mathematical physics, such as particle physics, condensed matter physics, gravitation and cosmology. Members of the Theory Group actively collaborate with institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and universities abroad (Regensburg, Birmingham, Vienna, Dublin, Trieste, Geneva, Prague) and international institutes (SISSA Trieste, JINR Dubna).

Some of the activities are directly related to ongoing experiments at CERN (mainly NA62, also ALICE and ATLAS). The Theory Group supports active participation of students in this collaborative research.

Graduates of this program can combine modern mathematical and theoretical tools with applied physical methods and approaches in complex problem solving. They can actively participate in scientific research and contribute to original solutions in the scientific areas listed above, or apply those methods to other areas as well. Our graduates are fully capable of applying scientific methods to new, not yet fully understood phenomena, of revealing implications to those phenomena in broader context all the way up to the technical applications and of using sophisticated analytic and numerical approaches to problem solving. They take active part in scientific publishing and presenting their research results. 

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Physically-consistent modelling of earthquake ruptures
    (supervisor: doc. Mgr. Martin Gális, PhD.)
  • Underground structure anomaly identification using seismic waves
    (supervisor: doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, PhD.)
  • Effects of poroelasticity on earthquake motion
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc.)
  • Effects of the free-surface topography on earthquake ground motion and site effects of earthquakes
    (supervisor: prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc.)
  • Cosmological perturbations in a universe with anisotropy
    (supervisor: doc. RNDr. Vladimír Balek, CSc., consultant Mgr. Peter Mészáros, PhD.)