I am very pleased to announce that our colleague prof. dr hab. Wiesław Leoński was elected to the Board of the Optics Section of the Polish Physical Society for 2018-2021. The aim of the Section is to develop mutual contacts, expand cooperation with members of other optical, optoelectronic and photonic organizations and enterprises operating on the Polish and European market, as well as to represent the Polish optical community in Poland and abroad. The Optics Section PPS is affiliated Society with the European Optical Society.
Every year, all section editors of The European Physical Journal (EPJ) published by the Springer Verlag choose particularly outstanding persons from all current reviewers to express the appreciation for their personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
EPJ arose in 1998 as a merger and continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Física, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique, Portugaliae Physica and Zeitschrift für Physik. Currently, it belongs to a group of leading european physical journals indexed in the most important databases, such as Web of Science, Scopus and others. Moreover, there are 25 European national physical associations represented in the EPJ's Scientific Committee.
In the past year, the distinguished group of reviewers was joined by prof. dr hab. Wiesław Leoński from our university, who was awarded the title of Distinguished Referee 2017. Professor Leoński is the founder and head of the Quantum Optics and Engineering Division at the Institute of Physics UZ.
"Physics of linear and non-linear systems in the classical and quantum description" (507-09-02-51)
The aim of the research tasks was to further strengthen the research capacity of the Institute of Physics in the field of theoretical physics and experimental physics. The theoretical part of the investigations was related to optics and quantum computing, high energy physics and particle physics, solid state physics, mathematical methods of physics, methods of statistical physics, computer simulation, statistical analysis methods, and methods of medical physics.
The experimental part of investigations concerned the electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and ferromagnetic (FMR), methods of synthesis of new materials based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles with magnetic, luminescent centers physics of defects (doping and radiation) in solids, magnetic and optical properties of materials ordered and disordered.
In a subsequent parametric evaluation of research units in Poland carried out by the Evaluation Research Unit in 2013, the Department of Physics and Astronomy in University of Zielona Gora received scientific category A and is in eighth place in Poland in the ranking of departments of physics or physics and astronomy.
Full details are available on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under address: http://www.nauka.gov.pl/komunikaty/komunikat-o-wynikach-kompleksowej-oceny-dzialalnosci-naukowej-lub-badawczo-rozwojowej-jednostek-naukowych.html)
Information directly related to departments of Physics and Astronomy can be found in page 21 and page 22 (pdf copies of these pages for download).
Major research tasks carried out at the Institute of Physics:
1. Research in the field of quantum optics.
2. The study of luminescence spectroscopy, EPR, NMR, FMR.
3. Mathematical methods in classical and quantum physics.
4. Molecular magnetism (modeling low-dimensional quantum molecular magnetic materials).
5. Nanostructures / nanomaterials using magnetic nanoparticles.
6. Transport phenomena for molecules, ions, nanoparticles.
7. Phase transitions, critical phenomena, fluctuations.
8. Nonlinear systems in physics.
9. Nuclear physics
10. Elementary particles, symmetries.
11. Medical physics.