Particle and Nuclear Physics

The Particle Physics group is building on strong research activities in the fields of particle and nuclear physics which are realized by groups at FNSPE and FME. Members of the particle physics group are involved in leading experiments exploring the structure of nuclear matter (ATLAS, ALICE, STAR, CBM, D0) and anti-matter (AEgIS) as well as in the development of detectors for these experiments, future experiments and in theoretical studies concerning structure and properties of matter. The physics of ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions and particles is studied at the Center for Physics of Ultra-relativistic Nuclear Collisions ( and other experimental and theoretical groups at FNSPE (


The works in the PARTPHYS program will be divided into seven domains (sub-programs):

A) Properties of jets and their modification in QGP (Jana Bielčíková)
B) Production and interactions of heavy flavors (Jaroslav Bielčík) 
C) Photonuclear interactions in ultraperiheral collisions (Jesus Guillermo Contreras Nuno)
D) Phenomenological models of cold nuclear matter effects (Jan Nemčík)
E) Monte-Carlo models of particle production in hadron collisions (Boris Tomášik)
F) Rydberg states of atoms in high energy plasma (Svatopluk Civiš)
G) Language for SCIENCE-ART-PUBLIC communication (Roman Berka)

news from the program

Prof. Igor Jex, Director of CAAS project and Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of CTU in Prague (FJFI), has been elected a member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). The Academy brings together scientific leaders from various fields of science, humanities and literature. It was founded in 1988 with the […]
The interaction between things and artists has the power to enrich all involved. This is why the PARTPHYS (Particle Physics) research programme of the Centre for Advanced Applied Science (CAAS) project has created a sub-programme Language for Science-Art-Public Communication. The process of preparation of the artefact and other activities within the sub-programme Language for Science-Art-Public Communication is also summarised in an electronic publication, which can be downloaded (pdf in Czech, 13 MB).
To demonstrate the so-called quantum supremacy of a quantum computer based on photons, Chinese scientists used a solution to a computational problem formulated at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). Specifically, the Gaussian Boson Sampling protocol, developed by Craig Hamilton and Igor Jex of the FNSPE and their partners, the group of Christine Silberhorn of the University of Paderborn (FRG). The research team of the Chinese University of Science and Technology published a report on the results on December 3, 2020 in the journal Science.
The largest ICHEP2020 particle physics conference, which took place between July 28 and 6 August 2020, attracted over 3,000 particle physicists. Originally, the organizers expected that about a thousand of them would arrive in Prague, but due to the pandemic, the plans had to change and the conference moved to the online environment. In total, […]
CAAS: an Evening of Celebration on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7 p.m. in the Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémské nám. 255/4, Prague 1)