Applications of nuclear methods

The Application group will further develop research in medical physics, monitoring of environment and application of nuclear methods in studies of cultural heritage. The team’s scientific activities follow the research performed in a six-year project Applications of Radionuclides and Ionizing Radiation. The proposed study into significant objects in Czech cultural heritage is connected with two projects of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The scientific topics in Medical physics are complementary to the international OPPERA project CAThyMARA (Adult Thyroid Monitoring After Reactor Accident). The group will also continue to apply methods from the fields of physics and nuclear science in a wider context valuable to society. Applications of techniques derived from nuclear physics are currently studied at FNSPE (

The Applied Research group will be divided into the following areas (sub-programs):

A) Medical physics (Tomáš Vrba)
B) Environment and monitoring (Lenka Thinová)
C) Cultural heritage (Tomáš Čechák)



doc. Ing. Tomáš Trojek, Ph.D.

news from the program

The Vzlusat-2 cubesat containing, among other things, two detectors developed and finalised at Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE), or the Centre for Applied Physics and Advanced Detection Systems at FNSPE (CAPADS), has been in Earth orbit for more than a year. The CAPADS detectors are also on the Socrat-R satellite, which was launched into orbit in July 2019. The CAAS project also participated in the development of the detectors.
Prof. Igor Jex, Director of the Centre of Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), was awarded the CTU Medal of the First Degree in November 2022. He was nominated for the award for his long-term contribution to the scientific and pedagogical development of the university, as well as for his leadership of the CAAS project. Prof. Igor Jex has been working at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, CTU in Prague since 1997, when he returned from a series of post-doctoral fellowships in Japan, Finland and Germany. He has long been giving or has given basic lectures in theoretical physics, thermodynamics and statistical physics at the undergraduate level, and specialized lectures in quantum information and communication and quantum optics at the master's and doctoral levels.
You can download the electronic publication Color Force - a scenic reflection on particle physics. Its text documents the process of the creation of the performance Color Force, which took place at the Archa Theatre (and you can also see the recording online). Both the performance and the publication were created within the framework of the sub-programme Language in Communication between Science, Art and the Public, which is part of the Particle Physics Programme (PARTPHYS). Its main goal is to find a common language between physicists and artists, open to both the professional and the general public. The publication includes the main theses of the authors involved in the realization of an abstract representation of the particle world in the form of a dance performance.
Japanese Ambassador Hideo Suzuki invited Prof. Akiro Furusawa of the University of Tokyo to dinner in Prague, along with scientists and experts in quantum communication and representatives of the Czech government. One of the guests at the Japanese residence was Prof. Igor Jex from the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). Prof. Akiro Furusawa is a leading Japanese expert in research in the field of quantum optics and quantum computing and ten years ago he collaborated on research with Palacký University in Olomouc. At the University of Tokyo, he heads Furusawa & Endo Labs.
What does a neutron star consist of? No one knows exactly yet, but particle physicists are working to find out. In a public lecture, Laura Fabbietti, professor of nuclear physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will shed light on this endeavour. Register online and you can see the lecture for yourself on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE).