Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
of the 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 208 179  
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:
Klára Rampášeková F1 163 329  

Professors Emeriti:
prof. RNDr. Viktor Martišovitš, DrSc. F2 49 399  
prof. RNDr. Vladimír Porubčan, DrSc. F2 205 162  

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. Roman Nagy, PhD. F2 202 773  
Research Staff:
RNDr. Štefan Gajdoš, PhD. AGO, F2 204   033/6475261
Mgr. Adrián Galád, PhD. AGO, F2 207   033/6475261
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 207 033/6475261
Ing. Pavol Zigo, PhD. AGO, F2 204   033/6475261

Division of Physics of the Earth

Division Chair:
prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc. F1 208 179  
Academic Staff:
doc. RNDr. Jozef Brestenský, CSc. F1 162 673  
doc. Mgr. Jozef Kristek, PhD. F1 209    
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. Miriam Kristeková, PhD. F1 209    

Division of Environmental Physics

Division Chair:
doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD. F2 88 618  
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:
RNDr. Imrich Morva, CSc. F2 76 153  
doc. RNDr. Marcela Morvová, PhD. F2 47 177, 679 65424922
Mgr. Milan Onderka, PhD. F2 -169 161  
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:
Ing. Milan Matava F2 260 233  

Astronomical and geophysical observatory, Modra - Piesok

Observatory Manager:
Dušan Kalmančok AGO   033/6475261
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD. AGO   033/6475261
Observatory Staff:
Dušan Kalmančok AGO   033/6475261
RNDr. Tomáš Paulech, PhD. AGO   033/6475261
Ľudovít Polčic AGO   033/6475261
Jaroslav Šimon AGO   033/6475261

Other Department Staff:
Klára Rampášeková F1 163 329  

Graduate Students:
Mgr. Anna Buchholcerová F1 367 457  
Mgr. Vladimír Chudoba F2 -168 177  
Mgr. Richard Cimerman F2 89 379  
Mgr. Dávid Gregor F1 204    
Dipl.Ing. Axel Hennecke      
Mgr. Ivan Kačala F1 338    
Mgr. Marina Kováčová F1 338    
Mgr. Katarína Kučerová F2 89 379  
Mgr. Pavol Matlovič F2 204 610  
Mgr. Filip Michlík F1 205    
Mgr. Pavol Nechaj      
Mgr. Jozef Pecho      
Mgr. Aneta Richterová F1 204    
Mgr. Zuzana Rusnáková F1 367 457  
Mgr. Dominika Sersenová F2 89 379  
Mgr. Svetlana Stripajová F1 206 167  
Mgr. Miroslav Šinger F1 231    
Mgr. Barbora Tarabová F2 89 379  
Mgr. Jozef Vivoda      

External Collaborators:
RNDr. Juraj Bartok, PhD. F1 231    
RNDr. Martin Benko, PhD. F1 231    
RNDr. Ján Budaj, CSc.  AsÚSAV
RNDr. Jaroslav Dudík, PhD. AsÚAVČR    
doc. RNDr. Mária Hajduková, CSc.  AsÚSAV
doc. RNDr. Petr Heinzel, DrSc. AsÚAVČR    
Mgr. Marián Jurašek F1 231    
RNDr. Martin Kremler, PhD. F1 231    
RNDr. Theodor Pribulla, CSc. AsÚSAV