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We strive to link top research with specialized education at CTU, and to support the transfer of physical methods from experimental research in the field of the microworld into the engineering education of students at CTU. Our students in their master’s and doctoral theses participate in international projects being undertaken at leading world laboratories, e.g. CERN, JINR Dubna (Russia), ESA, ILL and ESRF Grenoble. The Czech Republic is a member of all of these institutions. Our staff members are involved in teaching physics in master’s and doctoral study programmes at CTU.

We Are Unique in the Czech Republic

  • in the development of semiconductor detectors for imaging using ionizing radiation
  • in using these detectors for precise, positionally sensitive detection of particles in basic research on subatomic physics
  • in bringing the Van de Graaff accelerator back into use, and as a result, after the withdrawal of the Microtron, acquiring a unique apparatus that is a nationally-significant research device both for experimental research and for educating students
  • in our experimental research carried out in underground laboratories (LSM France, SNO Canada)
  • in being a basic research institution with a high level of self-funding.

Future Plans

  • Introduce a new study programme at CTU under the title Engineering Applications of Physics of the Microworld
  • Continue developing the new CTU Central Detector Laboratory
  • Work on new research projects on cosmic radiation in collaboration with ESA, NASA and Japanese partners.

We Are Members of the

  • many international projects and experiments, e.g. ATLAS, Medipix, QUICOM and ARDENT (EU FP7 projects), SuperNEMO, PICASSO, COBRA, TGV, where we collaborate with CERN, JINR Dubna and other European institutions
  • the Ioannes Marcus Marci Spectroscopic Society
  • the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
  • the Czechoslovakian Section of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

We Publish in Impacted Journals

  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
  • Nuclear Physics A
  • Physical Review D
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Physics Letters B
  • Physical Review Letters B
  • Journal of Instrumentation

We Are Proud of

  • educating students, not only from the CTU, who have elaborated their master’s and doctoral theses at our Institute on a high level.
  • being a self-financing institute.
  • developing long-term research projects in collaboration with internationally renowned institutions, e.g. CERN and ESA
  • our growth – from the original 8 founding members in 2002 to 86 members of staff at the present time.
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