The Institute carries out basic and applied research in physics, with emphasis on nuclear physics. This research is aimed at explaining the structure of matter from microscopic to cosmic scales, through experiments and/or application of theoretical methods. Our activity extends into interdisciplinary research in a range of related fields and also stimulates technology transfer to the industry and to spin-off companies.
We are involved in both theoretical and experimental research, concerning the following fields:
• particle physics and astrophysics
• nuclear and strong interactions physics
• condensed matter physics
• interdisciplinary and applied research, in particular: medical physics, nano-materials engineering, environmental physics, dosimetry, radiation and environmental biology, biophysics, nuclear geophysics, radiochemistry, and econophysics
The Institute territory of 8 ha is located in Bronowice - the western part of Cracow. Several buildings host laboratories, lecture hall, seminar rooms and workshop for production of scientific apparatus. The Scientific Council of the Institute is authorized to confer the Ph.D. degrees and the Habilitation degrees in physics, end to initiate and conduct professorship procedures.
The Institute has personnel of over 580 people, including 39 full professors, 62 associate professors and 144 doctors.
The Institute is pursuing an active cooperation with Polish universities which concerns reasearch as well as education processes. Several employees of the Institute have been giving full university courses and organizing specialized seminars on various topics within their expertise as well as advanced laboratory practice.