Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in 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 Chairs:
prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc. F1 346 683  
doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc. F1 264 526  
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:
Mgr. Pavol Mošať, PhD. F1 257 543  
Research Staff:
Vedeckí pracovníci:
Mgr. Boris Andel, PhD. F1 268 543  
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Antalic, PhD. F1 270 453  
Mgr. Rastislav Dvornický, PhD. F1 268 543  
prof. RNDr. Fedor Šimkovic, CSc. F1 269 452  

Division of Sub-nuclear Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Branislav Sitár, DrSc. F2 139 861  
Academic Staff:
Mgr. Tomáš Dado, PhD. F1 271 467  
Mgr. Michal Dubovský, PhD. F1 271 353  
prof. RNDr. Branislav Sitár, DrSc. F2 139 861  
prof. RNDr. Stanislav Tokár, DrSc. F1 375 407  
Research Staff:
Mgr. Róbert Astaloš, PhD. F1 363 421  
Mgr. Pavol Bartoš, PhD. F1 363 421  
Mgr. Natália Džalaiová F1 305 301  
Mgr. Michal Mereš, PhD. F1 307 301  
RNDr. Miroslav Pikna, PhD. F1 301 738, 269  
RNDr. Imrich Szarka, CSc. F1 274 454  
RNDr. Tibor Ženiš, PhD. F1 373 455  

Division of Radiation Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Jozef Masarik, DrSc. F1 374 456  
Academic Staff:
RNDr. Radoslav Böhm, PhD. F1 249 771  
doc. RNDr. Karol Holý, CSc. F1 264 526  
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:
Mgr. Róbert Breier, PhD. F1 373 455  
RNDr. Martin Bulko, PhD. F1 267 451  
RNDr. Miroslav Ješkovský, PhD. F1 275 542  
Ing. Jakub Kaizer, PhD. F1 275 542  
RNDr. Monika Müllerová, PhD. F1 267 451  
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  
prof. RNDr. Tibor Hianik, DrSc. F1 346 683  
Mgr. Marek Tatarko, PhD. F1 342 286  
Research Staff::
Mgr. Zuzana Garaiová, PhD. F1 350 115  
RNDr. Peter Rybár, PhD. F1 342 286, 241  
Mgr. Veronika Šubjaková, PhD. F1 350    
Non-Academic Staff:
Mgr. Sopio Melikishvili, PhD. F1 350    

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  
prof. RNDr. Ján Urban, DrSc. F1 227 585  
Research Staff:
Mgr. Ivan Sukuba, PhD. F1 349 681  

Division of Biomedical Physics

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Libuša Šikurová, CSc. F1 353 124  
Academic Staff:
RNDr. Dušan Chorvát, PhD. MLC 223 65421575
Mgr. Katarína Čechová, PhD. F1 323    
RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD. F2 -109 624  
prof. RNDr. Libuša Šikurová, CSc. F1 353 124  
doc. RNDr. Iveta Waczulíková, PhD. F1 230 626  
RNDr. Milan Zvarík, PhD. F2 -109 624  

Departmental Non-Academic Staff:
Eduard Hanuska F1 303 763  
Jozef Haško F1 306 763  
Michaela Herichová F1 376 525  
Miroslav Šulc F1 303 763  

Graduate Students:
Mgr. Dominik Babál F1 363 421  
Mgr. Zuzana Bardačová F1 362 485  
Mgr. Alžbeta Brandýsová F1 266    
Mgr. Adam Broniš F1 257    
Mgr. Peter Čarný F1 266    
Mgr. Daniela Džubinská F1 307 492  
Mgr. Barbora Eckerová F1 271 461  
Mgr. Eliška Eckerová F1 362 485  
Mgr. Terézia Eckertová F1 266    
Mgr. Markus Helej F1 257    
Mgr. Lucia Ilavská F1 307 492  
Mgr. Ján Ivančík      
Mgr. Juraj Jacko      
Mgr. Lucia Keszeghová F1 271 353  
Mgr. Jakub Kvasniak F1 272 652  
Mgr. Oliver Majerský F1 271 461  
RNDr. Jozef Motyčka F1 228    
Ovidiu-Vasile Nitescu F1 362 485  
Mgr. Veronika Oravczová F1 350b 115  
Mgr. Veronika Palušová F1 272 652  
Mgr. Ivan Piovarči F1 342 286  
Mgr. Adam Sitarčík F1 257    
Mgr. Sandro Spagnolo F1 350b 115  
Mgr. Daniel Suchý F1 271 461  
Mgr. Šimon Šutý F1 307 492  
Mgr. Martina Velísková F1 307    

External Collaborators:
Mgr. Marek Chmelík, M.D.      
doc. RNDr. Ivan Haverlík, CSc. F2 138 406  
Ing. Vladimír Mlynárik, DrSc.      
RNDr. Veronika Ostatná, PhD. F1 347 288  
Ing. Pavol Szomolányi, PhD.