Affiliated with the Faculty are also several specialized centres supporting scientific research activities and education of young scientists.

Affiliated with the Faculty are also several specialized centres supporting scientific research activities and education of young scientists.

Training reactor VR-1

The training reactor VR-1 “Vrabec” (which means sparrow in Czech) is a light-water pool type training reactor located at the premises of heavy laboratories of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University (FMP CU) and Department of Nuclear Reactors (DNR) of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) CTU in Prague-Troja. The reactor is used as a training tool for students from national and international engineering faculties, especially FNSPE. This is also a training site for nuclear power plants staff as well as a venue of international courses focused on reactor physics, and a site for training nuclear professionals from developing countries.

Fusion tokamak Golem

The Golem tokamak was the first functional experimental device intended for fundamental research of microwave plasma heating in Tokamak type vessels. This unique testing facility for controlled thermonuclear fusion has been available to FNSPE students since 2007. In addition to research, this facility is used for educational purposes comprising also visits for high-school students. 

Satellite Laser Ranging Station in Egypt

The satellite laser ranging station close to Helwan, a suburb of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the cooperative lab of the astronomy department of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Egypt, and the Department of Physical Electronics of the Czech Technical University, FNSPE, Czech Republic. The aim of this station, as of many other similar stations throughout the world, is accurate and precise measurement of the distance between the station´s reference point and some artificial satellites. The measurement is based on the optical radar principle. The station´s location is determined by both its geoscientific attractivity and the local climatic conditions, i.e. sufficient number of cloudless nights and clarity of the atmosphere, which – through the 30 years of the station’s working life– has greatly deteriorated due to the industrial agglomeration expanding in its vicinity. However, despite this fact, the station can still provide valuable data thanks to more advanced technologies and even higher quality, this being due to increased levels of qualification amongst the local staff. The station has gradually re-oriented its operation towards lower-orbit satellites and now enhances its scientifically prestigious reputation at its strategic location in Africa.

Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics

dopplerThe Doppler Institute (DI) was established in 1993 and its activities are funded from sources out of the Faculty (grants). Its staff comprises academics from FNSPE (The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics), the Czech Academy of Sciences (Nuclear Physics Institute), and the University of Hradec Králové.

The Doppler Institute specialises in research and education of master and doctoral students in mathematical physics with an emphasis on up-to-date trends in mathematical and quantum physics. In its science and research activities DI closely cooperates with distinguished professionals from national (Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University (FMP CU)) as well as international institutions. The educational goal is to offer help to talented students and doctoral students at the start of their active scientific career. In addition, the DI staff also supervises literature search works, research reports, and master and doctoral theses in areas of research currently in demand and mediates contacts between domestic and foreign professionals. In accordance with its own programme, DI organises regular Doppler Institute Seminars, the Quantum Circle, other lectures and seminars, as well as regular international colloquia on “Integrable Systems”, regular international Student Winter Schools on “Mathematical Physics”, and professional international conferences. It also supports international student exchange programmes.


Laboratory of Advanced Detection Technologies

capadsThe Czech Technical University in Prague together with UJP Praha, VF Černá Hora, Evolving System Consulting, ATG (Advanced Technology Group), and TESTIMA have created a consortium with the aim of researching and developing ionizing radiation detection systems for applications in medical diagnostics, radiotherapy, radiation dosimetry, defectoscopy and other fields. Under the auspices of this Centre of Competence, two expert centres were created, that of micro-electronics and of development of ionizing radiation detectors, called the Laboratory of Advanced Detection Technologies, using the most advanced technologies available.

The Laboratory of Advanced Detection Technologies, affiliated with the Department of Physics, is a leading university laboratory in research and development of new technologies of ionizing radiation detection.

Its activities are as follows:

  • Research and development of cutting-edge technologies for the detection of ionising radiation.

  • Participation in instrumentation of leading international experiments in particle physics.

  • Study of technology transfer from fundamental research to practical applications.

  • Integration of our students into international top-research projects.

Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Advanced Materials AdMat

AdMat is a multidisciplinary research centre of advanced materials that brings together six institutions: The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMP), Charles University in Prague – The Department of Physics of Materials (main coordinator of the project); the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE), Czech Technical University in Prague – the Department of Solid State Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and Department of Materials; the Institute of Physics, the Czech Academy of Sciences - Department of Functional Materials; the Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences - Laboratory of Ultrasonic Methods; the Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences - Department of Materials Engineering.

The Centre is supported by grant No. GAČR 14-36566G as part of the excellence programme in fundamental research of GAČR (Czech Science Foundation).

The Motivation of the AdMat centre and its main potential added-value for students is that they can join the Centre to establish a network of complementary centres sharing a broad base of knowledge of theory, technology, and analytical methods. Students of FMP and FNSPE can enrol for courses of their own choice at a selected university or academic institution and gain access to the equipment of the whole Centre.

Nanobiophotonics for Future Health Care

Biophotonics is currently one of the fastest developing scientific disciplines. It is expected to contribute significantly to forming a new generation of tools and methods for research in medicine and diagnostics, and to contribute to more efficient, higher quality and long-term sustainable medical care. The proposed research project is fundamental for biophotonics, focusing on biosensors based on photonic nanostructures. The main areas of research in this project include research into plasmonic phenomena on metallic nanostructures and development of novel tools for analysis and design of plasmonic nanostructures. The project also includes the fabrication and experimental characterisation of plasmonic nanostructures having potential for Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) sensing, interfacing biomolecules with inorganic nanostructures, as well as the investigation of interactions between biophotonic structures and biological samples of this nature, and the realization of SPR and SERS biosensors for the detection of oncohematological disease biomarkers.

The Fractographic Laboratory

Founded in 1973 as the first laboratory specialising in fractography in what was then Czechoslovakia, this laboratory, affiliated with the Department of Materials, is a research and teaching centre of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the CTU in Prague. As part of its research programme the laboratory investigates degradation processes of various types of materials such as metals and alloys, as well as e.g. ceramics, plastics, rubber or glass , and even biological substances like wood or teeth. The staff develops methods of theoretical and experimental research; such as mathematical modelling of degradation processes, new methods of quantitative fractography using computer analysis of image information; investigates probability aspects of crack propagation, and makes use of results obtained by analysing disturbances in structures and parts of objects. The research and expertise issues investigated in the laboratory respond to the current requirements of research institutions and industry. Moreover, the laboratory is actively involved in the teaching programme specialising in Diagnostics of Materials. (in Czech language)

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