Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University 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. Zdenko Machala, DrSc. F1 164 618  
Associate Department Chair:
doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, DrSc. F1 209 337  
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  
Jana Pagáčová F1 152 377  
Professors Emeriti:
prof. RNDr. Milan Lapin, CSc. F1 371 523 65426820
prof. RNDr. Viktor Martišovitš, DrSc. F2 49 399  
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Porubčan, DrSc. F2 205 162  
Teacher Emeritus:
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  
doc. RNDr. Leonard Kornoš, PhD. F2 207 541  
RNDr. Pavol Matlovič, PhD. F2 204 610  
RNDr. Roman Nagy, PhD. F2 202 773  
doc. RNDr. Juraj Tóth, PhD. F2 205 162  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Štefan Gajdoš, PhD. AGO,F2 204 808 0905626423
Mgr. Adrián Galád, PhD. AGO,F2 207 808 0905626423
Mgr. Jiří Šilha, PhD. F2 203 630  
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. Martin Gális, PhD. F1 207 327  
Mgr. Dávid Gregor, PhD. F1 204    
doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, DrSc. F1 209 337  
RNDr. Róbert Kysel, PhD. F1 206 167  
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc. F1 208 179  
MSc. Jaroslav Valovčan, PhD. F1 205    
Research Staff:
RNDr. Andrej Cipciar F1 205    
Mgr. Miriam Kristeková, PhD. F1 204 337  

Division of Environmental Physics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD. F2 39 676  
Academic Staff:
Mgr. Richard Cimerman, PhD. F2 48 412  
doc. RNDr. Karol Hensel, PhD. F2 39 676  
doc. RNDr. Mário Janda, PhD. F2 38 520  
prof. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, DrSc. F1 164 618  
Research Staff:
Sahithya Atikukke, PhD. F2 70 385
Oleksandr Galmiz, PhD. F2 88 376  
Bernard Gitura Kimani, PhD. F2 255 107  
Mgr. Katarína Szárazová, PhD. F2 48 412  
Thomas Vazquez, PhD. F2 255 107  
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. Martin Kremler, PhD. SHMÚ    
RNDr. Marián Melo, PhD. F1 369 495  
Mgr. Miroslav Šinger, PhD. F1 231 214  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Ingrid Damborská, CSc. F1 368 215  
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:
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  
Jana Pagáčová F1 152 377  

Graduate Students:
Mgr. Daniela Bartková F2 257 108  
Mgr. Filip Hlobik F2 257 108  
Mgr. Tomáš Hrobár F2 256 107  
Mgr. Daniel Jakubčin F2 -169 161   
Mgr. Filip Janák F2 256 107  
Mgr. Peter Jevčák F2 256 107  
Mgr. Nikola Kristeková F1 367 457  
Mgr. Jana Kšanová F2 -169 161   
Ing. Darina Kužmová F2 -169 161  
Mgr. Ladislav Markovič SHMÚ    
MSc. Ramin Mehrabifard F2 70 385  
Mgr. Ladislav Méri SHMÚ    
Mgr. Pavol Nechaj MIS    
Mgr. Zuzana Okruhlicová F2 -169 161  
Mgr. Mária Paprskárová F2 257 108  
MSc. Pankaj Pareek F2 70 385  
Mgr. Veronika Pazderová F2 257 108  
Mgr. Jozef Pecho SHMÚ    
Mgr. Martin Petrovič F1 367 457  
Mgr. Adriana Pisarčíková F2 257 108  
Mgr. Emil Puha F2 256 107  
MSc. Gokul Selvaraj F2 70 385  
Mgr. Jaroslava Slavkova F1 367 457  
MSc. Sergei Smirnov F2 -169 161   
Mgr. Kristína Szabóová SHMÚ    
Mgr. Dominika Šadláková F1 367 457  
Mgr. Tereza Šedivá F1 367 457  
Mgr. Michal Šturc F1 338 287  
Mgr. Peter Tóth F2 -169 161   
Mgr. Jozef Vivoda SHMÚ    
MSc. Olga Vorobeva F1 367 457  
MSc. Pramod Kumar Vyas F1 205    
Mgr. Danica Žilková F2 256 107  

External Collaborators:
RNDr. Juraj Bartok, PhD. MIS    
RNDr. Ján Budaj, CSc. AsÚSAV    
Mgr. Peter Gömory, PhD. AsÚSAV    
Mgr. Marián Jurašek SHMÚ    
Ing. Sandra Krollová, PhD. SHMÚ    
doc. RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD. F2 47 177, 679 65424922
RNDr. Adriena Ondrášková, PhD. F1 160 469  
RNDr. Theodor Pribulla, CSc. AsÚSAV    
Eva Rutšeková F1 205    
doc. RNDr. Sebastián Ševčík, CSc. F1 161 328  
Mgr. Alexandra Varsányiová SHMÚ