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Research project MSM 4781305903


RAGtime 18 (October 17 - 19, 2016, Opava, CZ)


RAGtime 17 (November 1 - 5, 2015, Opava, CZ)


Gabriel Török (SU OPAVA) was given the Neuron prize for young scientists 2014.


Scholarships for Talented Students and Studies Abroad:

Education and scientific activities of the Institute provide the students with multiple opportunities to initiate scientific collaboration with leading experts in the field and join top international research groups. In the past three years several talented students involved in the Student Grant Competition Project received special scholarships of more than 1.75 million CZK at the average of 50 000 CZK for a student per year. Furthermore the master and doctoral students have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of our Erasmus  partner institutions in several European countries and start collaboration with significant local experts.

Doctoral Study in English

The Institute of  Physics provides doctoral (Ph.D.) studies in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics available in  both Czech and English. For more information click here.


Recently defended Doctoral Theses

Physics Seminars


Briefly about Institute

As a part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, the Institute of Physics provides studies and research in various areas of both theoretical and experimental physics.

It guarantees numerous study programmes leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees  in Physics and Applied Physics. The specific areas of studies offered within the bachelor's programmes comprise Astrophysics, Monitoring of Environment, Computer Technics and its Applications, and starting from the academic year 2009/2010 also Multimedia Techniques. The master's degree programme involves studies in Theoretical physics (+2 Yrs) and last, but not least, the Institute also guarantees  doctoral (Ph.D.) studies in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. The educational programmes are closely linked to the Institute's  scientific work and students are highly encouraged to participate in diverse research activities carried out by the Institute. The studies of Applied Physics largely emphasize connection between the physical theory and the modern technologies.


In the field of theoretical physics the Institute is oriented on a wide range of areas including the theory of gravitation, theory of elementary particles, quantum field theory, or the quantum physics of molecules. Substantial attention is paid to applications of the above-mentioned fundamental theories in astrophysics and cosmology. The research is particularly focused on collision processes of highly interacting particles, inflationary cosmology, behaviour of particles and fields in the vicinity of compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs), and the theory of accretion discs. In the experimental physics the specific areas of interest are the optoelectronics and physics of ionizing radiation. Essential component of the research is represented by computer implementations of numerical methods, statistical data processing and realistic physical simulations.

Current Research Projects

During the past several years, the Institute has been successfully solving the extensive research grant MSM 4781305903 that conducts research in multiple research topics related to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. Another project dedicated to astrophysics - The Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics (CTA) - has been realized jointly with the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague. Furthermore, The Centre of Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics (CENAP), carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Experimental and Technical Physics of the Czech Technical University in Prague, has been devoted to fundamental areas of experimental nuclear and neutrino physics.

At present, the Institute's research that is being carried out jointly with several other  institutes is supported through the institutional support as well as through the Czech Science Foundation.  In particular, the following projects are being conducted:  Current Problems of Gravitation, General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics (GAČR 202/09/0772), General Relativity and its Applications in  Astrophysics and Cosmology (GAČR GAČR 205/09/H033), Non-Equatorial Orbits Near Compact Objects (209/10/P190), and  High Frequency Quasi-periodic Oscillations and Compact Object Properties (GAČR 209/12/P740). The are also projects devoted to participation of doctoral and master students in the specific research area carried out  in Opava: FPF SGS/1/2010 "Black holes, galactic nuclei, neutron and strange stars..." and FPF SGS/2/2010 "The influence of dark energy...".   Read more...


Recent Publications

P. Slaný, M. Pokorná, Z. Stuchlík: Equatorial circular orbits in Kerr–anti-de Sitter spacetimes, General Relativity and Gravitation, (2013), vol. 45, 12, p. 2611–2634

H. Klosová, J. Štětinský, I. Bryjová, S. Hledík, L. Klein: Objective evaluation of the effect of autologous platelet concentrate on post-operative scarring in deep burns, Burns, (2013), vol. 39, 6, p. 13–1276

C. Cremaschini, Z. Stuchlík: Magnetic loop generation by collisionless gravitationally bound plasmas in axisymmetric tori, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, (2013), vol. 87, 4, p. 1–16

M. Urbanec, E. Běták, Z. Stuchlík: Macroscopic properties of neutron stars including deformation, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, (2012), vol. 337, 1, p. 1–4

J. Hladík, Z. Stuchlík: Photon and neutrino redshift in the field of braneworld compact stars, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, (2011), vol. 7, 7, p. 12–36