Department of Physics

The Department of Physics is responsible for the core course in Physics within the Bachelor´s and Master ´s Degree course. The course includes the fundamentals of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Waves, Optics and Atomic Physics. Furthermore the Department is responsible for the teaching of advanced physics courses. These are: Experimental Physics, Classical and Quantum Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Plasma Physics, and other specialised lectures according to the needs of other Departments. Competence and knowledge gained in Physics in the core courses is essential for further study in specialised departments, where students are trained in the specialisation of their choice.

The Department educates students in four branches of the Bachelor´s Degree Course and three branches of the Master´s Degree Course. The branches of the Bachelor´s Degree are: Mathematical Physics, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics, Physics and Technology of Thermonuclear Fusion and Physical Technology. The first three branches can be continued by further study towards a Master´s Degree.

Graduates in all specialisations are prepared for both scientific and experimental work. Owing to their thorough and comprehensive education our graduates find positions in research centres and commercial enterprises focused on cutting-edge technologies.

In addition to being focused on Mathematical Physics, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics, the Department´s science and research activities are also focused on Theoretical Physics, Statistical Physics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Computational Physics and Plasma Physics. In all these fields the Department is responsible for expert supervision of PhD students.

The Department´s science and research activities are carried out in co-operation with foreign partners, science and research centres (CERN, Fermilab, GSI) and Institutes of the Czech Academy of Science. The Department has a close co-operation with the Doppler Institute with the stress on mathematical physics and related branches. Within the Centre of Competence, co-operation is established with leading industrial companies in the fields of technology transfer.

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