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INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

– Investigating the properties of metal surfaces, semiconductors, oxides and solid/solid, liquid/solid, molecular adsorbent/solid adsorption systems;
– Investigating chemical composition, atomic and electron structure using electron spectroscopic methods;
– Investigating condensed phase surface morphology in ultra high vacuum, liquids and air using scanning probe microscopy;
– Investigating the structural and thermodynamic properties of matter using the Mössbauer effect and positron annihilation;
– Investigating the properties of dielectric materials using dielectric, optical and spectroscopic methods;
– Investigating the surface reconstruction of solids, nucleation, crystal growth, epitaxy, phase transitions of the nanostructures of metals and bimetallic alloys, surface diffusion, segregation and thermic desorption;
– Investigating the machanism of adsorbates growth and self-organisation, atom and molecule interactions on crystalline surfaces;
– Investigating the physical and chemical properties of  the surfaces of materials with technological potential and model materials – modifying such properties through adsorption layers;
– Investigating the properties of low-dimensional systems;
– Theoretical studies of the electron and atomic structure of solid surfaces, surface processes (adsorption, oxidation, catalysis) and formation of metal/molecule/semiconductor  nanocontacts;
– Studying physics learning and teaching processes. Computer-aided physics teaching.

INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY

– asteroseismology of early spectral type pulsating stars;
– photometric variability of stars: identification of oscillaton modes, stellar atmosphere modelling;
– investigating star clusters (open and globular);
– seeking variable stars in own and satellite observations and mass photometric examinations;
– stellar spectroscopy and spectral synthesis;
– determination of binary stars parameters.

INSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS

– investigating the dynamics of complex physical and economic systems (econophysics)