Department of Theoretical Physics and Physics Education
The department is involved in lecturing core courses that are part of the bachelor program Physics, and provides master program Theoretical Physics, as well as bachelor and master teacher's training programs with physics specialization. Additionally, it also provides doctoral programs General Physics and Mathematical Physics, and Theory of Physics Education. Studies in Theoretical Physics include Mathematical Physics, High Energy Physics, Gravitation Theory and Many Body Physics.
The Theoretical Physics Section focuses its research on fields of Particle Physics, Many Body Systems, Mathematical Physics, Gravitation Theory and Cosmology. Faculty members actively collaborate with scientists at foreign universities in Vienna, Graz, Helsinki, Birmingham and Geneva, and research institutes DIAS Dublin, SISSA Trieste, DESY Hamburg and JINR Dubna. They participate directly on research in the LHC ATLAS and ALICE Experiments and NA62 Experiment at CERN, Geneva.
The main research focus of Didactics of Physics Section is on establishing physics education contents, designing physics textbooks for elementary and secondary schools, and designing physics demontrations and methodology in physics education. The Section closely collaborates with various units of Ministry of Education, elementary and secondary schools, the IBO international organization, producers of physics teaching aids, and other organizations involved in preparation of future physics teachers and advanced post-graduate teacher education.