Doctoral Study in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Study Programme: Physics

Field of Study: Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

Study Characteristics

The study is provided in Czech and English and is available in both full-time and part-time regimes. The standard length of the full-time (resp. part-time) study is 3 (resp. 5 years). All internal (full-time) students receive scholarship according to valid rules.

The student candidate must have completed M.S. degree in physics or related subject. Within the entrance interview he or she should show the ability to conduct independent scientific work and prove essential  scientific knowledge in fundamental physics and mathematics, theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum physics and the special theory of relativity.

The topic of dissertation work will be realated to one of the following areas:

  • relativistic physics and astrophysics
  • theoretical nuclear and subnuclear physics
  • quantum theory of many-particle systems
  • applications of the above areas in astrophysics

Within this study programme students may take rigiorous examinations to obtain the degree of Doctor Rerum Naturalium (RNDr.).

Aims of Study

The study programme has the purpose of raising qualified scientificic workers capable to carry out research at the level of the highest international standards in the field of theoretical physics and astrophysics with the use of effective computer methods.  Substantial part of the study is concentrated on up-to-date problems of relativistic and particle physics and their astrophysical applications which are in line with the research program of the Institute and cooperating institutions.

Graduate Profile

The graduate gains a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • General skills: 
    • applications of mathematicaly formulated problems of theoretical physics in solving physical problems within the basic and applied research and technical experience
    • information technologies
    • computer numerical and symbolic calculations
    • computer simulations of physical (and other) processes
    • communications, exact formulations of ideas and results of the scientific work
  • Scientific knowledge of theoretical physics, especially in the field of:
    • mathematical physics
    • relativistic physics
    • quantum field theory
    • quantum theory of many particles
    • astrophysics and cosmology
    • statistical physics and kinetic theory
    • special computer methods
    • applications of the laws of theoretical physics
  • Special skills (according to specialization):
    • relativistic astrophysics and cosmology
    • elementary particle physics
    • quantum theory of molecules
    • specialized mathematical softwares
    • special editing programs
    • deep knowledge of physical disciplines related to the subject of graduate's dissertation work

Graduate Assertion

Students of this programme have a wide spectrum of possibilities on how to assert themselves after the graduation. Following the most natural choice, they can become  scienftific or pedagogical workers at colleges, universities and other  institutions devoted to research in the field of theoretical physics and astrophysics. They may apply for postgraduate positions at cooperating institutions (University of Oxford and Gothenburg, CAMK in Warsaw, SISSA in Trieste) or other domestic or foreign universities. Furthermore, various industrial companies dealing with modeling of physical processes, or generaly companies related to industry, service businesses or the public services can represent another options.