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Since it establishment in 1961, 220 students and 32 Candidates of Sciences graduated from the Department of Nuclear Physics. A postgraduate course in Nuclear Energy and Environment was completed by 40 graduates. At present, the branch Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics is attended by about 10 undergraduate students in each study year and by 18 graduate students. In both, graduate and undergraduate forms of study, students can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • nuclear and subnuclear physics
  • applied physics and environmental physics
  • computer physics


A lot of important results were obtained by employees of the Department of Nuclear Physics or by the international teams of which they were active members. Among them can be listed:

  • discovery of three new chemical elements (Z=110,111,112) and large number of new isotopes
  • a triplet of differently shaped spin-zero states in the atomic nucleus 186Pb
  • the role, the formation time of hadrons plays in forming the hot matter in heavy ion collisions, has been clarified
  • explanation of the photon formation length effect in the Bose-Einstein correlations of bremsstrahlung photons
  • in a series of accelerator experiments-direct search for magnetic monopole set up strict limitations on cross section for its production
  • development of computer codes for the simulation of cosmogenic nuclides and gamma ray production and its applications in international space missions
  • development of method for absolute calibration of spectrometric channel with photomultiplier utilizing deconvolution of light diode spectrum
  • new detector technologies for high energy experiments were developed and applied on DELPHI experiment at
  • two new nuclear structure methods(QRPA with p-n pairing and Two Vacua RPA) for study of double beta decay process and DCX reactions have been proposed
  • search for heavy neutrino in nuclear decay with no evidence for its existence in IBEC 55Fe was carried out
  • search for rare decays (muon->eee, pion->eee) with ARES spectrometer at Dubna
  • experimental cross sections of reactions 36,38,40Ar(n,alpha) and angular distributions of their products were obtained
  • monitoring of environmental radioactivity in Bratislava and Slovakia after the Chernobyl accident
  • determination of contribution to the total volume activity of 14C in atmosphere originating from nuclear power plants
  • radionuclide dating of underground waters within the program of geothermal research of Slovakia
  • the variations of 222Rn in outdoor atmosphere were confirmed and Garzons model of daily wave was verified
  • the microdosimetry and molecular dynamics simulation of radiation damage to DNA show the evolution of primary lession in the close proximity

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