• Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 19.01.2024
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Our student focuses on the trail of photons in disks around black holes

Black holes are usually surrounded by large disks of matter, which scientists technically call accretion disks. The black hole's strong gravity affects both the physical processes taking place in the disks and the radiation emitted, allowing astronomers to study the structure of the disks and also to learn about the properties of the black hole itself. While no light escapes from black holes, the disks shine extremely brightly.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 12.01.2024
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Study placement in Bern

This time, students of the Master's programme Observational High Energy Astrophysics travelled to Bern, Switzerland, during December 2023 as part of a study visit.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 03.01.2024
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

10th edition of Proceedings of RAGtime 23-25

In December, the Institute of Physics in Opava published the 10th edition of the Proceedings of RAGtime. The proceedings summarise the papers presented at the conferences held in Opava between 2021 and 2023.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 21.12.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

How our students traveled to Rome

In the winter academic year 2023/2024, a group of Institute of Phycics in Opava Master's students went on a study placement in Rome, specifically at the INAF Observatory.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 09.11.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Join us in the today´s livestream to see a rare phenomenom in the sky!

On Thursday 9th of November, in the morning and noon hours, a rare astronomical phenomenon will occur in the sky: The Moon will cover the bright planet Venus in the daytime sky. In good weather, the phenomenon will be observable with the naked eye, and the staff of the Institute of Physics in Opava will offer a live video stream of the phenomenon to the public.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 23.10.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Upcoming holiday lunar eclipse on 28th of October 28, 2023

On public holiday Saturday, 28th of October 2023, we will have the opportunity to witness a partial lunar eclipse during the late evening hours. The conditions for viewing this celestial event will be excellent, making it comfortably visible to the naked eye even in urban areas, especially between 9 and 11 p.m. Additionally, during the eclipse, stargazers will be treated to the sight of the bright planet Jupiter positioned closely next to the Moon.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 16.10.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

institute of Physics in Opava has for the first time participated in the Erasmus days

On 12th of October 2023, the Department for Science and International Relations organised a workshop for students and staff of the Institute of Physics in Opava as part of the Erasmus days celebrations.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 05.09.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Greenery's potential in combating air pollution is being explored. The CLAIRO project introduces innovative approaches

During the period spanning from 2018 to 2022, the University of Silesia in Opava, specifically its institute of Physics (FÚ SU), assumed a prominent role as a key contributor to the CLAIRO project under the Urban Innovative Actions program – a program known for endorsing Europe's most pioneering initiatives and bearing substantial prestige. The results of the research can significantly help to determine the optimal selection and placement of plant species across the Europian cities.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 18.07.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Cosmic rays observations might be able to predict earthquakes on Earth, claims the scientist from Opava

As part of the successful CREDO project, a collaboration between an international team of scientists and the Institute of Physics in Opava has unveiled a highly intriguing finding. There is a clear correlation between global seismic activity and changes in recorded cosmic ray intensity at the Earth's surface. The utilization of cosmic ray observations thus holds promising potential in the realm of earthquake prediction on Earth.
  • Lucie Dospivová
  • ustav
  • 30.06.2023
  • Institute of Physics in Opava

Workshop "Disk, Tori, Spheres: Accretion onto Compact Objects" in Opava

The Institute of Physics of the Silesian University in Opava hosted an international workshop entitled "Disk, Tori, Spheres: Accretion onto Compact Objects" in between 22nd to 27th of June, 2023. This prestigious event presented the scientific works of leading experts focused on accretion disks, general relativity and compact objects.