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:
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc.F1 208179 
Associate Department Chair:
doc. RNDr. Sebastián Ševčík, CSc.F1 161328 
Director for Administration:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD.F2 39676 
Director for Information Technologies:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD.F1 370863 
Administrative Assistant:
Bc. Katarína FarnbauerováF1 163329 
Professors Emeriti:
prof. RNDr. Viktor Martišovitš, DrSc.F2 49399 
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Porubčan, DrSc.F2 205162 

Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Leonard Kornoš, PhD.F2 207541 
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Jozef Klačka, PhD.F2 206684 
Mgr. Pavol Matlovič, PhD.F2 204610 
RNDr. Roman Nagy, PhD.F2 202773 
Research Staff:
RNDr. Štefan Gajdoš, PhD.AGO,F2 2048080905626423
Mgr. Adrián Galád, PhD.AGO,F2 2078080905626423
doc. RNDr. Leonard Kornoš, PhD.F2 207541 
Mgr. Jiří Šilha, PhD.F2 203630 
doc. RNDr. Juraj Tóth, PhD.F2 204610 
Mgr. Jozef Világi, PhD.AGO,F2 2078080905626423
Ing. Pavol Zigo, PhD.AGO,F2 2048080905626423

Division of Physics of the Earth

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc.F1 208179 
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Jozef Brestenský, CSc.F1 162673 
doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, PhD.F1 209337 
RNDr. Róbert Kysel, PhD.F1 206  
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc.F1 208179 
RNDr. Adriena Ondrášková, PhD.F1 160469 
doc. RNDr. Sebastián Ševčík, CSc.F1 161328 
Research Staff:
RNDr. Andrej CipciarF1 205  
Mgr. Martin Gális, PhD.F1 207327 
Mgr. Miriam Kristeková, PhD.F1 209337 

Division of Environmental Physics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD.F2 88618 
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD.F2 39676 
doc. RNDr. Mário Janda, PhD.F2 38520 
doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD.F2 88618 
Research Staff:
RNDr. Imrich Morva, CSc.F2 76153 
doc. RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD.F2 47177, 67965424922
Mgr. Katarína Szárazová, PhD.F2 48412 
Non-Academic Staff:
Michal AmenaF2 -168177 

Division of Meteorology and Climatology

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD.F1 370863 
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Martin Gera, PhD.F1 370863 
RNDr. Marián Melo, PhD.F1 369495 
Research Staff:
RNDr. Ingrid Damborská, CSc.F1 368215 
prof. RNDr. Milan Lapin, CSc.F1 37152365426820
Non-Academic Staff:
Dr. José Alejandro GonzálezF2 260233 
Ing. Milan MatavaF2 260233 

Astronomical and geophysical observatory, Modra - Piesok

Observatory Manager:
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD.AGO 8080905626423
Observatory Staff:
Dušan KalmančokAGO 8080905626423
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD.AGO 8080905626423
Ľudovít PolčicAGO 8080905626423
Jaroslav ŠimonAGO 8080905626423

Other Department Staff:
Bc. Katarína FarnbauerováF1 163329 

Graduate Students:
Mahdi AbedivarakiF2 70385 
Mgr. Martin BalážF2 257108 
Mgr. Anna BuchholcerováF1 367457 
Mgr. Richard CimermanF2 33399 
Mgr. Patrik ČechvalaF2 257108 
M.Sc. Mostafa Elsayed Ali HassanF2 33399 
Mgr. Dávid GregorF1 204  
Mgr. Karol HavrilaF2 257108 
Dipl.Ing. Axel Hennecke   
Mgr. Daniel JakubčinF2 -169  
Mgr. Ivan KačalaF1 338  
Mgr. Martina KováčováF2 257108 
Mgr. Katarína KučerováF2 89379 
MSc. Aleksandra LavrikovaF2 33399 
M.Sc. Robin MenthéourF2 70385 
Mgr. Filip MichlíkF1 205  
M.Sc. Gervais Blondel Ndiffo YemeliF2 70385 
Mgr. Pavol NechajMIS   
Mgr. Jozef PechoSHMÚ   
Mgr. Emil PuhaF2 256107 
Mgr. Aneta RichterováF1 204  
Mgr. Dominika SersenováF2 33399 
Mgr. Jaroslava SlavkovaF1 367457 
Mgr. Zuzana SurováF1 367457 
Mgr. Miroslav ŠingerF1 231214 
Mgr. Jaroslav ValovčanF1 205  
Mgr. Jozef VivodaSHMÚ   
Olga VorobevaF1 367457 
Mgr. Matej ZigoF2 256107 

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