The Institute of Physics
Head of the Institute:
Prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Stuchlík, CSc.
Department of Experimental Physics and Didactics of Physics
Head of the Department:
Doc. Ing. Petr Habrman, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Head of the Department:
Prof. PhDr. Ivan Hubač, DrSc.
Ing. Daniela Nováková
Bezručovo nám. 13
746 01 Opava
Phone: +420 553 684 286
Fax: +420 553 716 948
The Institute of Physics provides the study programmes of Physics and Applied Physics. The study programme of Physics offers 3 Bachelor‘s degrees – study courses Astrophysics, Optoelectronics and Ionizing radiation. It also provides the Master‘s degree in Secondary School Teacher Training, the Master‘s degree in Theoretical Physics and the Doctor‘s degree in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. With the exception of the doctoral programme, which is in the full-time and combined form, the study form of these subjects is full-time. The programme of Applied Physics offers the Bachelor degrees of Computer Technology and its Applications, and Environmental Monitoring.
The Institute of Physics is divided into the Department of Experimental Physics and Didactics of Physics, and the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The experimental physics research work in the field of ionizing radiation concentrates on detection and dosimetry, on radionuclides migration in the components of environment, and on the hardware and software realisation of the monitoring systems. In the area of optoelectronics it focuses on the interferometry and holography. The use of application base in optical diagnostics (spectrum analysis, digital image processing) is important. In the field of theoretical physics the Institute‘s attention is centred on quantum physics of molecules, theory of elementary particles and theory of gravitation, quantum field theory and their application in astrophysics and cosmology. The research is focused primarily on electromagnetic processes of strongly interacting particles, inflation cosmology, behaviour of particles and fields around black holes and naked singularities, on the theory of thin and thick accretion discs explaining the behaviour of quasar and of the active galaxy nuclei, and on the internal structure of neutron stars, quark stars and hybrid stars, their cooling and oscillations.
Since 2005 the research activities have been supported by the long - term Research Project Relativistic and Particle Physics and its Applications in Astrophysics. The Institute of Physics maintains wide scientific contacts with prominent foreign centres, such as the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, with universities in Oxford, Padova, Bergen, Göteborg, Minneapolis, Stony Brook, Pittsburgh, Harvard, Santa Barbara, Queen Mary and Westfield College in London, NORDITA in Copenhagen and CERN in Geneva.