Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics

The members of the department participate in all three collage education degrees. They guarantee bachelor (Physics, Renewable energy sources and environmental physics, Biomedical physics), master and PhD. programs (Nuclear and Particle physics, Biomedical Physics, Biophysics and chemical physics, Environmental physics, Renewable energy sources, Meteorology, and climatology).

In the field of particle physics, the department study high energy proton-proton, proton-nucleon, and nucleon-nucleon collisions at accelerator LHC at CERN. The main topic is: 

  • study of deep inelastic scaterring related to heavy quark physics (experiment ATLAS),
  • so-called soft hadron physics oriented mainly on high multiplicity processes and Bose-Einstein correlations, which describe quark confinment (experiment ATLAS),
  • study of nucleon-nucleon (as well as proton-nucleon) collisions, which is focused on research of new states of nuclear matter, so-called quark-gluon plasma (experiment ALICE).

In the field of nuclear physics, the research is oriented to study heavy and super-heavy nuclei synthesis, structure and decays of exotic nuclei, nuclear reaction mechanism (expriments SHIP in GSI Darmstadt), as well as study atom nuclei using radioactive beams (experiment ISOLDE at CERN), study of rear type of nuclear processes (experiment NEMO), and study of neutrino physics.

Problematics of radiation and environmental physics is covered by study of cosmogenic radionuclides production and cosmic rays interactions with universe objects (Los Alamos National Laboratory, MPI Mainz), study of natural and anthropogenic radionuclides variations in the enviroment (IAEA Vienna, SUJV Dubna), development of microdosimetric models of radiative damage (NRPI Praha), radon problematics (PAS Krakow, University of Pannonia), and development of accelerator technologies oriented to solving different environmental problems (IAEA Vienna, VERA, Vienna, ETH Zurich, …).

In the field of biophysics, biomedical physics and chemical physics the department addresses scientific research tasks to the structure and physical properties of biomembranes and biopolymers. The research is dedicated to molecular dynamics and computer simulations of biosystems (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany), development and application of quantum mechanical methods in biological and chemical systems (University of Waterloo, Canada; RA Laboratory, UK), study of physical phenomena on biological and non-biological interfaces.

The members develop biosensors and new materials based on self-assembled biomimetic structures (ORNL, USA; University of Toronto, Canada; University of California San Diego, USA, University College Dublin, Ireland; Moscow University, Kazan University, Russia; University of Athens, Greece).

Organisational Structure, Staff, Contacts

Department Chair:
prof. RNDr. Jozef Masarik, DrSc. F1 374 456  
Associate Department Chair:
prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc. F1 346 683  
Director for Administration:
Ing. RNDr. Milan Melicherčík, PhD. F1 228 381  
Director for Administration and Director for Information Technologies:
doc. RNDr. Ivan Sýkora, PhD. F1 302 458, 449  
Administrative Assistant:
Michaela Herichová F1 376 525  

Division of Nuclear Physics

Division Chair:
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Antalic, PhD. F1 270 453  
Academic Staff:
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Antalic, PhD. F1 270 453  
Research Staff:
Mgr. Boris Andel, PhD. F1 268 543  
Mgr. Rastislav Dvornický, PhD. F1 268 543  
prof. RNDr. Fedor Šimkovic, CSc. F1 269 452  
Postdoctoral Fellows:
Amina Khatun, PhD. F1 265 266  

Division of Sub-nuclear Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Branislav Sitár, DrSc. F2 139 861  
Academic Staff:
Mgr. Michal Dubovský, PhD. F1 271 353  
prof. RNDr. Branislav Sitár, DrSc. F2 139 861  
prof. RNDr. Stanislav Tokár, DrSc. F1 375 407  
doc. RNDr. Tibor Ženiš, PhD. F1 373 455  
Research Staff:
Mgr. Róbert Astaloš, PhD. F1 363 421  
doc. Mgr. Pavol Bartoš, PhD. F1 363 421  
Mgr. Barbora Eckerová, PhD. F1 271 461  
doc. Mgr. Michal Mereš, PhD. F1 307 301  
RNDr. Miroslav Pikna, PhD. F1 301 738, 269  
RNDr. Imrich Szarka, CSc. F1 274 454  

Division of Radiation Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Jozef Masarik, DrSc. F1 374 456  
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Radoslav Böhm, PhD. F1 249 771  
Ing. Jakub Kaizer, PhD. F1 275 542  
Mgr. Ivan Kontuľ, PhD. F1 272 652  
prof. RNDr. Jozef Masarik, DrSc. F1 374 456  
doc. RNDr. Ivan Sýkora, PhD. F1 302 458, 449  
Research Staff:
doc. Mgr. Róbert Breier, PhD. F1 373 455  
RNDr. Martin Bulko, PhD. F1 267 451  
RNDr. Terézia Eckertová, PhD. F1 266    
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Ješkovský, PhD. F1 275 542  
doc. RNDr. Monika Müllerová, PhD. F1 362 485  
prof. RNDr. Pavel Povinec, DrSc. F1 273 544  
RNDr. Marta Richtáriková F1 272 652  
Mgr. Jakub Zeman, PhD. F2 140 302  

Division of Biophysics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc. F1 346 683  
Academic Staff:
prof. RNDr. Melánia Babincová, CSc. F1 226 685  
Mgr. Zuzana Garaiová, PhD. F1 350 115  
prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc. F1 346 683  
Mgr. Marek Tatarko, PhD. F1 342 286  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Peter Rybár, PhD. F1 342 286, 241  
Mgr. Veronika Šubjaková, PhD. F1 350 115  

Division of Chemical Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Ján Urban, DrSc. F1 227 585  
Academic Staff:
prof. RNDr. Peter Babinec, CSc. F1 351 (674)  
prof. Ing. Pavel Mach, CSc. F1 345 682  
Ing. RNDr. Milan Melicherčík, PhD. F1 228 381  
Mgr. Ivan Sukuba, PhD. F1 349 681  
prof. RNDr. Ján Urban, DrSc. F1 227 585  

Division of Biomedical Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Libuša Šikurová, CSc. F1 353 124  
Academic Staff:
Mgr. Katarína Čechová, PhD. F1 323    
RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD. F2 -109 624  
prof. RNDr. Libuša Šikurová, CSc. F1 353 124  
Mgr. Šimon Šutý, PhD. F1 324    
doc. RNDr. Iveta Waczulíková, PhD. F1 230 626  
RNDr. Milan Zvarík, PhD. F2 -109 624  

Other Department Staff:
Jozef Haško F1 306 763  
Miroslav Šulc F1 303 763  

Graduate Students:
Mgr. Zuzana Bardačová F1 362 485  
Mgr. Viktória Benková F1 256    
Mgr. Boris Bobáľ F1 272 652  
Mgr. Alžbeta Brandýsová F1 266 425  
Mgr. Michal Damek F1 349 681  
Mgr. Adriana Dohnalová F1 362 485  
Mgr. Natália Džalaiová F1 305 301  
Mgr. Andrej Ďurica F1 262    
Mgr. Eliška Eckerová F1 362 485  
Mgr. Ján Ivančík      
Mgr. Marián Ivanov F1 305 301  
Mgr. Juraj Jacko F1 324    
Mgr. Lucia Keszeghová F1 271 353  
Mgr. Matúš Kosťov F1 262    
Mgr. Jozef Mišt F1 237    
RNDr. Jozef Motyčka F1 228 381  
Mgr. Patrick Mydla F1 323    
Ovidiu-Vasile Nitescu F1 362 485  
Mgr. Adam Sitarčík F1 257    
Kiran Sudhakar Sontakke F1 347 114  
Mgr. Daniel Suchý F1 271 461  
Mgr. Karol Sučák F1 272 652  
Mgr. Martina Velísková F1 307 492  

External Collaborators:
Ing. Vladimír Mlynárik, DrSc.