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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.

Centre for Research of Ultra-Relativistic Nuclear Collisions

Physics of ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions (PUNC) studies extreme states of nuclear matter. Experimental data collected on relativistic nuclei accelerators in leading international research centres (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BN), USA, and CERN, Switzerland) play an essential role in understanding the property of matter in the first microseconds the Universe´s existence. Recently, in the laboratories of CERN and BNL, with the participation of Czech scientists, a state of matter was reached which had a temperature of hundred thousand times higher than that inside the Sun and a density sixty times higher than the temperature inside the atomic nucleus. The target of PUNC is to understand how collective phenomena and macroscopic properties arise from the fundamental laws of the microworld in systems with a significant number of degrees of freedom, such as dense and hot hadronic matter or quark-gluon plasma.

The objective of the Centre is to establish and stabilise a strong team of experimenters and theoreticians in one of the most dynamic branches of research. To achieve this, the staff wants to concentrate the human and material potential available into one professionally-headed structure offering the best conditions for participation in leading international experiments (ALICE, STAR), and for further related activities in the fields of theory and detectors. The Centre is also responsible for the study programme for students of its respective branches and will improve contacts between the School and the Czech Academy of Sciences. It will also increase the frequency and quality of staff and student exchanges with foreign partner organisations.

Laboratory of Advanced Detection Technologies

The 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.

Laser Plasma Centre

The Laser Plasma Centre brings together four Czech teams from the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University. It is concerned with experimental and theoretical research into plasma produced by power lasers, dense lasing plasma, laser treatment of properties of materials and their surfaces and with research into entirely new types of high-eruption “super-super" lasers. The key equipment consists of TW iodine PAL laser, one of the largest European lasers, also used as a driver for plasma X-ray lasers, of repetition X-ray sources based on capillary discharges or generation of high harmonic Ti: sapphire laser, of hybrid SOFIA laser, z-pinch and other instruments and diagnostic and computational equipment. The Centre promotes mutual and international cooperation among its constituent parts in research and in education of young scientists and thus creates conditions for effective integration into the ERA through participation in projects such as LASERLAB-EU ELI, and HiPER.

Robust experimental and theoretical research into laser- produced plasmas, hot dense lasing plasma, the development and utilisation of unique X-ray lasers, and participation of the Centre in the activities of the LASERLAB-EUROPE consortium has resulted in many critical developments and contributed significantly to the education of young scientists. This has also paved the way for the implementation of two large "spin-off" projects, namely ELI-Beamlines and HiLASE.

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.

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