Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Department of Astronomy, Physics of the Earth, and Meteorology

Department of Astronomy, Physics of the Earth, and Meteorology (DAPEM) offers Joint Master Study Program of Comenius University in Bratislava and University of Vienna Physics of the Earth (in English). DAPEM also offers Master study programs Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Environmental Physics, Renewable Energy Sources, Meteorology and Climatology. Scientists and teachers of DAPEM participate in Bachelor study programs Physics, Renewable Energy Sources and Environmental Physics. DAPEM offers PhD study programs Geophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Meteorology and Climatology.

Research in DAPEM: 

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: interplanetary matter, dynamics of small Solar system bodies (comets, asteroids, meteoroids, meteorites), orbital evolution of dust particles, galactic astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Physics of the Earth: physics of earthquake ground motion and seismic wave propagation, numerical modelling of earthquake ground motion and seismic wave propagation, seismic signals, seismic hazard, magnetohydrodynamics, Schumann resonances.
  • Meteorology and Climatology: meteorological data acquisition and analysis, radiation and energy balance of the Earth‘s surface, numerical modelling of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasts methods, climatology of Slovak regions, climate variability and climate change scenarios.
  • Environmental Physics: technologies for pollutant removal, biomedical applications of plasma and electrical discharges, combustion and pyrolysis as alternative energy sources, physical and chemical waste treatment technologies, waste water and exhaust gas treatment. 

Astronomical and geophysical observations are performed at the Astronomical and geophysical observatory (AGO) in Modra-Piesok near Bratislava.

Organisational Structure, Staff, Contacts

Department Chair:
doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD. F 88 618  
Associate Department Chair:
doc. RNDr. Sebastián Ševčík, CSc. F1 161 328  
Director for Administration:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD. F2 39 676  
Director for Information Technologies:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD. F1 370 863  
Administrative Assistant:
Bc. Katarína Farnbauerová F1 163 329  
Professors Emeriti:
prof. RNDr. Viktor Martišovitš, DrSc. F2 49 399  
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Porubčan, DrSc. F2 205 162  
Teacher Emeriti:
doc. RNDr. Jozef Brestenský, CSc. F1 162 673  

Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Leonard Kornoš, PhD. F2 207 541  
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Jozef Klačka, PhD. F2 206 684  
RNDr. Pavol Matlovič, PhD. F2 204 610  
RNDr. Roman Nagy, PhD. F2 202 773  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Štefan Gajdoš, PhD. AGO,F2 204 808 0905626423
Mgr. Adrián Galád, PhD. AGO,F2 207 808 0905626423
doc. RNDr. Leonard Kornoš, PhD. F2 207 541  
Mgr. Jiří Šilha, PhD. F2 203 630  
doc. RNDr. Juraj Tóth, PhD. F2 204 610  
Mgr. Jozef Világi, PhD. AGO,F2 207 808 0905626423
Ing. Pavol Zigo, PhD. AGO,F2 204 808 0905626423

Division of Physics of the Earth

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc. F1 208 179  
Academic Staff:
doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, PhD. F1 209 337  
RNDr. Róbert Kysel, PhD. F1 206    
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc. F1 208 179  
RNDr. Adriena Ondrášková, PhD. F1 160 469  
doc. RNDr. Sebastián Ševčík, CSc. F1 161 328  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Andrej Cipciar F1 205    
Mgr. Martin Gális, PhD. F1 207 327  
Mgr. Dávid Gregor, PhD. F1 204    
Mgr. Miriam Kristeková, PhD. F1 209 337  

Division of Environmental Physics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD. F2 39 676  
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD. F2 39 676  
doc. RNDr. Mário Janda, PhD. F2 38 520  
doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD. F2 88 618  
Research Staff:
Mgr. Richard Cimerman, PhD. F2 33 399  
RNDr. Imrich Morva, CSc. F2 76 153  
doc. RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD. F2 47 177, 679 65424922
Mgr. Katarína Szárazová, PhD. F2 48 412  
Non-Academic Staff:
Michal Amena F2 -168 177  

Division of Meteorology and Climatology

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD. F1 370 863  
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD. F1 370 863  
RNDr. Marián Melo, PhD. F1 369 495  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Ingrid Damborská, CSc. F1 368 215  
prof. RNDr. Milan Lapin, CSc. F1 371 523 65426820
Non-Academic Staff:
Dr. José Alejandro González F2 260 233  
Ing. Milan Matava F2 260 233  

Astronomical and geophysical observatory, Modra - Piesok

Observatory Manager:
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD. AGO 808 0905626423
Observatory Staff:
Dušan Kalmančok AGO 808 0905626423
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD. AGO 808 0905626423
Milan Peško AGO 808 0905626423
Ľudovít Polčic AGO 808 0905626423
Jaroslav Šimon AGO 808 0905626423

Other Department Staff:
Bc. Katarína Farnbauerová F1 163 329  

Graduate Students:
Mahdi Abedivaraki F2 70 385  
Mgr. Martin Baláž F2 257 108  
Mgr. Anna Buchholcerová F1 367 457  
Mgr. Patrik Čechvala F2 257 108  
M.Sc. Mostafa Elsayed Ali Hassan F2 33 399  
Mgr. Karol Havrila F2 257 108  
Dipl.Ing. Axel Hennecke      
Mgr. Daniel Jakubčin F2 -169    
Mgr. Peter Jevčák F2 256 107  
Mgr. Ivan Kačala F1 338    
Mgr. Martina Kováčová F2 257 108  
Mgr. Katarína Kučerová F2 89 379  
MSc. Aleksandra Lavrikova F2 33 399  
M.Sc. Robin Menthéour F2 70 385  
Mgr. Ladislav Méri SHMÚ    
Mgr. Filip Michlík F1 205    
Mgr. Dominika Mihaliková      
M.Sc. Gervais Blondel Ndiffo Yemeli F2 70 385  
Mgr. Pavol Nechaj MIS    
Mgr. Jozef Pecho SHMÚ    
Mgr. Adriana Pisarčíková F2 257 108  
Mgr. Emil Puha F2 256 107  
Mgr. Aneta Richterová F1 204    
Athleen Selma Rietze F2 257 108  
Mgr. Dominika Sersenová F2 33 399  
Mgr. Jaroslava Slavkova F1 367 457  
Mgr. Zuzana Surová F1 367 457  
Mgr. Tereza Šedivá F1 367 457  
Mgr. Miroslav Šinger F1 231 214  
Mgr. Jaroslav Valovčan F1 205    
Mgr. Jozef Vivoda SHMÚ    
Olga Vorobeva F1 367 457  
Mgr. Matej Zigo F2 256 107  

External Collaborators:
RNDr. Juraj Bartok, PhD. MIS    
RNDr. Martin Benko, PhD. SHMÚ    
RNDr. Ján Budaj, CSc. AsÚSAV    
Mgr. Peter Gömory, PhD. AsUSAV    
Mgr. Marián Jurašek SHMÚ    
RNDr. Martin Kremler, PhD. SHMÚ    
Ing. Sandra Krollová, PhD. SHMÚ    
RNDr. Theodor Pribulla, CSc. AsÚSAV