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The origins of our Institute of Physics date back to the year of 1968 when courses in mathematics (with elements of physics) were offered for the first time by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences newly established within the local branch of the A. Mickiewicz University of Poznań. The venue of these courses was the building located at Wielkopolska Street 15 that has remained the site of the Instutite to this day.In its initial period of existence, the Faculty carried out research in marine physics, ferroelectrics, and methodology of physics teaching. It saw the first batch of 42 graduates emerging in 1971.
Upon founding the University of Szczecin in 1984, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was renamed the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, whereas the Division of Physics became the Faculty of Physics. In the years that followed, there was significant influx of academic staff from other universities to the newly established divisions within the Faculty, resulting in a rapid growth in the volume and variety of research. From the first of January 2001, by decision of the Senate of the University of Szczecin, the Department of Physics was transformed into the Institute of Physics.
The staff of the Institute of Physics conducts research both within research groups and individually within the the following issues: astronomy and astrophysics, cosmology and gravity theory, solid-state physics, molecular physics, nuclear and medical physics, electrodynamics and optics, field theory and polymer physics.

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  • Our Staff

    Research and teaching staff:
    Assoc. Prof. Adam Balcerzak
    Assoc. Prof. Eng. Marcin Buchowiecki
    Prof. Jerzy Cioslowski
    Prof. Zbigniew Czerski
    Prof. Mariusz Dąbrowski
    Dr Tomasz Denkiewicz
    Assoc. Prof. Ryhor Fedaruk
    Assoc. Prof. Franco Ferrari, Professor of the University of Szczecin
    Dr Eng. Marcin Olszewski
    Dr Mateusz Paczwa
    Dr hab. Marcin Piątek
    Filip Prątnicki, MSc
    Assoc. Prof. Vincenzo Salzano
    Prof. Ewa Szuszkiewicz

    Teaching staff:
    Dr Stanisław Prajsnar
    Assoc. Prof. Jacek Styszyński
    Dr Marcin Ślęczka
    Dr Natalia Targosz-Ślęczka

  • Our Research


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    The eLBRUS project aims to create a research and development centre for the study of hard, soft and lively matter, using an accelerator with ultra-high vacuum. The eLBRUS R&D complex comprises four laboratories: Nuclear and Medical Physics Laboratory, Radiospectroscopy Laboratory, Polymer Laboratory and Optoelectronics Laboratory ▶▶▶

    Research teams

    Nuclear, Plasma and Medical Physics Group is engaged in the experimental and theoretical study of the interaction of atomic nuclei, atoms and elementary particles with living and inanimate matter. The research topics range from nuclear astrophysics to the physics of nuclear reactions at very low energies, to radiobiology and radiotherapy. One of the application issues is the development of concepts for new energy sources based on fusion and nuclear fission. More information

    prof. Konrad Czerski,
    e-mail: konrad.czerski@usz.edu.pl
    tel. +48 91 444 1251
    Dr Natalia Targosz-Ślęczka,
    e-mail: natalia.targosz-sleczka@usz.edu.pl
    tel. +48 91 444 1343
    Dr Marcin Ślęczka,
    e-mail: marcin.sleczka@usz.edu.pl
    tel. +48 91 444 1016

    Molecular Physics Group conducts research in the field of molecular physics and quantum chemistry. Their areas of interest include: theory of density matrix functioning, quasi-solvable systems in quantum mechanics, Coulomb crystals and harmonium atoms.
    prof. Jerzy Ciosłowski, e-mail: jerzy.cioslowski@usz.edu.pl
    Filip Prątnicki, MSc, e-mail: filip.pratnicki@usz.edu.pl

    Field Theory Group deals with conceptual field theories, integral models, supersymmetric theories and applications of field theory in statistical physics and polymer physics. The Group actively participates in the activities of the following entities: United Nuclear Research Institute, Dubna and COST Action CA17139 “EUTOPIA”
    Assoc. Prof. Marcin Piątek, e-mail: marcin.piatek@usz.edu.pl
    Assoc. Prof. Franco Ferrari, Professor of the University of Szczecin, e-mail: franco.ferrari@usz.edu.pl

    Nuclear magnetic resonance conducts studies on the structure and dynamics of the condensed phase bodies.

    Szczecin Cosmological Group 

    The CASA* US team – Centre for Advanced Astrobiological and Related Research deals with the formation and detection of extra-solar systems, space medicine and protein stability. The team actively participates in the activities and organization of the following entities: Association of the Astrobiological Network of the European EANA, EUROPLANET, European Institute of Astrobiology (EAI) and International Astronaut Academy IAA
    prof. Ewa Szuszkiewicz, e-mail: ewa.szuszkiewicz@usz.edu.pl
    Assoc. Prof. Franco Ferrari, Professor of the University of Szczecin, e-mail: franco.ferrari@usz.edu.pl

  • Scientific Board

    Prof. Jerzy Ciosłowski
    tel.: +48 91 444 12 41
    e-mail: jerzy.cioslowski@usz.edu.pl

    Prof. Zbigniew Czerski
    Prof. Mariusz Dąbrowski
    Assoc. Prof. Franco Ferrari
    Assoc. Prof. Adam Balcerzak
    Dr Tomasz Denkiewicz
    Dr Marcin Olszewski
    Dr Mateusz Paczwa

  • Scientific Papers


    1. Off-Diagonal Derivative Discontinuities in the Reduced Density Matrices of Electronic Systems. J. Cioslowski Journal of Chemical Physics 153 (2020) 154108
    2. One-Electron Reduced Density Matrix Functional Theory of Spin-Polarized Systems. J. Cioslowski Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 16 (2020) 1578
    3. Doubleverse entanglement in third quantized non-minimally coupled varying constants cosmologies. Adam Balcerzak, Konrad Marosek. The European Physical Journal C : particles and fields. 2020, vol. 80
    4. On the complementarity of the harmonic oscillator model and the classical WignerKirkwood corrected partition functions of diatomic molecules. Marcin Buchowiecki. Entropy. 2020, vol. 22 iss. 8
    5. The high temperature vibrational partition function of stretching of triatomic systems. Marcin Buchowiecki. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. 2020, vol. 40 iss. 4, s.1081-1089
    6. Vibrational partition function for the multitemperature theories of high-temperature flows of gases and plasmas. Marcin Buchowiecki. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 2020, vol. 124 iss. 20, s.4048-4052.


    1. Armoring of the Wendelstein 7-X divertor-observation immersion-tubes based on NBI fast-ion simulations. Simppa Äkäslompolo, Peter Drewelow, Yu Gao, Adnan Ali, Sergey Bozhenkov, Joris Fellinger, Joachim Geiger, Dirk Hartmann, Dag Hathiramani, Marcin Jakubowski, Paul McNeely, Stefan Mohr, Holger Niemann, Fabio Pisano, Norbert Rust, Aleix Puig Sitjes, Marcin Ślęczka, Robert Wolf, Fusion Engineering and Design, 2019, vol. 146, s.862-865
    2. Initial results from the hotspot detection scheme for protection of plasma facing components in Wendelstein 7-X. A. Ali, H. Niemann, M. Jakubowskia, T. Sunn Pedersen R. Neu. Y. Corre, P. Drewelow, A. Puig Sitjes, G.Wurden, F.Pisano, B.Cannas, Y.Gao, M. Ślęczka, the W7-XTeam, Nuclear Materials and Energy 2019, 19, s.335-339
    3. Natural Amplitudes of the Ground State of the Helium Atom: Benchmark Calculations and Their Relevance to the Issue of Unoccupied Natural Orbitals in the H2 Molecule. J.Cioslowski and F. Prątnicki Journal of Chemical Physics 150 (2019) 074111
    4. Nine Questions on Energy Decomposition Analysis. J.Andrés, P.W.Ayers, R.A.Boto, R.Carbó-Dorca, H.Chermette, J.Cioslowski, J.Contreras-García, D.L.Cooper, G.Frenking, C.Gatti, F.Heidar-Zadeh, L.Joubert, Á.Martín Pendás, E.Matito, I.Mayer, A.J.Misquitta, Y.Mo, J.Pilmé, P.L.A.Popelier, M.Rahm, E.Ramos-Cordoba, P.Salvador, W.H.E.Schwarz, S.Shahbazian, B.Silvi, M.Solà, K.Szalewicz, V.Tognetti, F.Weinhold, É.-L.Zins Journal of Computational Chemistry 40 (2019) 2248
    5. Bilinear Constraints upon the Correlation Contribution to the Electron-Electron Repulsion Energy as a Functional of the One-Electron Reduced Density Matrix. J.Cioslowski, Zs.É.Mihálka, and Á.Szabados Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 15 (2019) 4862
    6. Universalities among Natural Orbitals and Occupation Numbers Pertaining to Ground States of Two Electrons in Central Potentials. J. Cioslowski and F.Prątnicki Journal of Chemical Physics 151 (2019) 184107
    7. Varying constants driven baryogenesis. Katarzyna Leszczyńska, Mariusz P. Dąbrowski, Tomasz Denkiewicz. The European Physical Journal C : particles and fields. 2019, vol. 79
    8. A new strategy to microscopic modeling of topological entanglement in polymers based on field theory. Franco Ferrari. Nuclear Physics B. 2019, vol. 948
    9. Knots, links, anyons and statistical mechanics of entangled polymer rings. Franco Ferrari, Jarosław Paturej, Marcin Piatek, Yani Zhao. Nuclear Physics B. 2019, vol. 945
    10. On the 9:7 mean motion resonance capture in a system of two equal-mass superearths. Zijia Cui, John C. B. Papaloizou, Ewa Szuszkiewicz. Astrophysical Journal. 2019, vol. 872 no. 1
    11. Emergence of multiverse in third quantized varying constants cosmologies. Adam Balcerzak, Konrad Marosek. The European Physical Journal C : particles and fields. 2019, vol. 79
    12. Strength of singularities in varying constants theories. Konrad Marosek, Adam Balcerzak. The European Physical Journal C : particles and fields. 2019, vol. 79
    13. Testing scale-dependent perturbations in Lambda CDM with future galaxy surveys. Tomasz Denkiewicz, Vincenzo Salzano. Physics of the Dark Universe. 2019, vol. 25
    14. Slow spin relaxation of paramagnetic centers in graphene oxide. Maria A. Augustyniak-Jabłokow, Krzysztof Tadyszak, Roman Strzelczyk, Ryhor Fedaruk, Raanan Carmieli. Carbon. 2019, vol. 152, s.98-105
    15. NMR study of microscopic mechanism of water molecules diffusion in natrolite. A. V. Sapiga, N. A. Sergeev. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 2019, vol. 97
    16. Determination of the liquid eutectic metal fuel dual fluid reactor (DFRm) design : steady state calculations. Jakub Sierchuła, Daniel Weissbach, Armin Huke, Götz Ruprecht, Konrad Czerski, Mariusz P. Dąbrowski. International Journal of Energy Research. 2019, vol. 43 iss. 1, s.3692-3701
    17. Overview of first Wendelstein 7-X high-performance operation. T. Klinger, K. Czerski, M. Sleczka [i 388 in.]. Nuclear Fusion. 2019, vol. 59 no 11
    18. First divertor physics studies in Wendelstein 7-X. Sunn Thomas Pedersen, Marcin Jakubowski, Marcin Ślęczka [i 81 in. oraz W7-X Team]. Nuclear Fusion. 2019, vol. 59 no 9, s.096014
    19. Solving Heun’s equation using conformal blocks. Marcin Piątek, Artur R. Pietrykowski. Nuclear Physics B. 2019, vol. 938, s.543-570
    20. Observational constraints of f(Q) gravity. Ruth Lazkoz, Francisco S. N. Lobo, María Ortiz-Baos, Vincenzo Salzano. Physical Review. Ser.D. 2019, vol. 100 iss. 10
    21. The Umami Chaplygin model. Ruth Lazkoza, María Ortiz-Baosa, Vincenzo Salzano. Physics of the Dark Universe. 2019, vol. 24


    1. J. Cioslowski, Journal of Chemical Physics 148 (2018) 134120 Solitonic Natural Orbitals
    2. J. Cioslowski and K.Strasburger, Journal of Chemical Physics 148 (2018) 144107 Five- and Six-Electron Harmonium Atoms: Highly Accurate Electronic Properties and Their Application to Benchmarking of Approximate 1-Matrix Functionals
    3. J. Cioslowski, Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry at the Dawn of the 21st Century (Apple Academic Press) p.325 One-Electron Densities of Harmonium Atoms
    4. J. Cioslowski, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 137 (2018) 173 Natural Orbitals of the Ground State of the Two-Electron Harmonium Atom
    5. J. Cioslowski and F. Prątnicki, Journal of Chemical Physics 149 (2018) 184107 Simpler is Often Better: Computational Efficiency of Explicitly Correlated Two-Electron Basis Sets Generated by the Regularized Krylov Sequences of Nakatsuji
    6. A.P. Saiko, S.A. Markevich, R. Fedaruk. Emission Spectrum of a Qubit under Its Deep Strong Driving in the High-Frequency Dispersive Regime. JETP Letters, 2018, Vol. 107, No. 2, 129–133.
    7. A.P. Saiko, R. Fedaruk, S.A. Markevich. Suppression of electron spin decoherence in Rabi oscillations induced by an inhomogeneous microwave field. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 290 (2018) 60–67.
    8. M. Ślęczka1, M. Jakubowski1,2, A. Ali2, P. Drewelow2, Y. Gao3, H. Niemann2, M. Otte2, A. Puig Sitjes2, G. Wurden4 and the Wendelstein 7-X team, Modulation of the strike line position using control coils in Wendelstein 7-X, 45th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Vol. 42A, ISBN: 979-10-96389-08-7, Prague, Czech Republic 02-06 July 2018



    1. S. V. Adashkevich, S. A. Markevich, S. V. Trukhanov, R. Fedaruk, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy 84 (2017) 683 686.
    2. Balcerzak, M. P. Dąbrowski, V. Salzano, Modelling spatial variations of the speed of light, Annalen der Physik, 1600409 (2017).
    3. M. Buchowiecki, F. Prątnicki, Molecular physics, 115 (2017) 2547.
    4. M. Buchowiecki, Chemical Physics Letters, 687 (2017) 227.
    5. J. Cioslowski, K. Strasburger Journal of Chemical Physics 146 (2017) 044308 Harmonium Atoms at Weak Confinements: The Formation of the Wigner Molecules.
    6. J. Cioslowski, One-electron densities of freely rotating Wigner molecules, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 50 (2017) 235102.
    7. M. P. Dąbrowski, Singularities and cyclic universes, Acta Phys. Pol. (Proc. Suppl.) B 10 (2017), 415-418.
    8. R. Fedaruk, R. Strzelczyk, K. Tadyszak, S. A. Markevich, M. A. Augustyniak-Jabłokow, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 274 (2017) 73–79.
    9. A. Kowalska, K. Czerski, E. Nasonowa, P. Kutsalo, E. Krasavin, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL D71 (2017) 332.
    10. K. Leszczyńska, Quantum Cosmology and Varying Physical Constants, Universe 3 (2017), 46-52.
    11. N. A. Nilsson, M. P. Dąbrowski, Energy Scale of Lorentz Violation in Rainbow Gravity, Physics of the Dark Universe 18, (2017) 115-122.
    12. J. Paturej, T. Kreer, Hierarchical excluded volume screening in solutions of bottelbrush polymers, Soft Matter 13 (2017) 8534.
    13. J. Popiela, A. Łysko, B. Białecka, M. Marta Bihun, G.Sramkó, W. Staroń, A. Wieczorek, A. Molnár, Seed morphometric characteristics of European species of Elatine (Elatinaceae), PeerJ 5 (2017).
    14. S. Robles-Perez, A. Balcerzak, M. P. Dąbrowski, M. Kraemer, Inter-universal entanglement in a cyclic multiverse, Phys. Rev. D95, 083505 (2017).
    15. V. Salzano, M. P. Dąbrowski, Statistical hierarchy of varying speed of light cosmologies, Astrophysical Journal 851 (2017), 97.
    16. K. Seleznyova, N. A. Sergeev, M. Olszewski, P. Stępień, S. V. Yagupov, M. B. Strugatsky, J.Kliava, Fitting NMR spectra in crystals with local disorder: Czjzek’s vs. Maurer’s model for 71Ga in gallium borate. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 85–86 (2017) 12–18.
    17. N. A. Sergeev, M. Paczwa, M. Olszewski and A. M. Panich 23Na and 27Al NMR investigations of structure and dynamics of mordenite Applied Magnetic Resonance, 48 (2017) 115-124.
    18. R.C. Wolf, … , K. Czerski, … NUCLEAR FUSION 57 (2017) 102020
    19. Y. Zhao, F. Ferrari, Topological effects on the mechanical properties of polymer knots, Physica A, 486 (2017) 44-64.


    1. J. Paturej, S. Sheiko, S. Panyukov and M. Rubinstein, Science Advances, 2/E1601478/2016.
    2. W.F.M. Daniel, J. Burdyńska, M. Vatankhah-Varnoosfaderani, K. Matyjaszewski, J. Paturej, M. Rubinstein, A.V. Dobrynin and S.S. Sheiko, Nature Materials, 15, 183 (2016).
    3. Horechyy, A. Bhanu, A. Shajkumar, F. Formanek, J. Paturej, M. Stamm and A. Fery, Polymer, 2016 (in press).
    4. J. Ciosłowski, Albin Joanna, Molecular Physics, 114/921/2016.
    5. J. Ciosłowski, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 145, 026102 (2016).
    6. J. Ciosłowski, The Journal of Chemical Physics., 145, 054116 (2016).
    7. M. Buchowiecki, Chemical Physics Letters, 652/32/2016.
    8. K. Goździewski, C. Migaszewski, F. Panichi, E. Szuszkiewicz, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, 455/L104/2016.
    9. F. Ferrari, A. Pietrykowski, M. Piątek, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 670/012022/2016.
    10. M. Piątek, A. Pietrykowski, Journal of High Energy Physics, 115/01/2016.
    11. M. Piątek, A. Pietrykowski, Journal of High Energy Physics, 131/07/2016.
    12. M. Piątek, A. Pietrykowski, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 670/012041/2016.
    13. A.P. Saiko, S.A. Markevich, Fedaruk Ryhor, Physical Review. Seria A, 93/063834/2016.
    14. A.M. Panich, N.A. Sergeev, M. Paczwa, M. Olszewski, Solid State NMR, 76-77/24/2016.
    15. S.G. Kozlova, N.A. Sergeev, V.M. Buznik, Journal of Structural chemistry, 57/213/2016.
    16. M. Paczwa, A.A. Sapiga, M. Olszewski, N.A. Sergeev, A.V. Sapiga, Journal of Structural chemistry, 57/319/2016.
    17. M. Paczwa, A.A. Sapiga, M. Olszewski, N.A. Sergeev, A.V. Sapiga, Applied Magnetic Resonance,, 47/895/2016.
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    19. N. A. Sergeev, D.S. Ryabushkin, Krystalofizyka, Moskwa: Logos, 2016, 159 str. Książka, język rosyjski.
    20. M.P. Dąbrowski, H. Gohar and V. Salzano, Entropy, 18(2), 60 (2016).
    21. K. Marosek, M.P. Dąbrowski, A. Balcerzak, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461/2777/2016.
    22. V. Salzano, M.P. Dąbrowski, R. Lazkoz, Phys. Rev. D, 93/063521/2016.
    23. V. Salzano, D.F. Mota, M.P. Dąbrowski, S. Capozziello, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 10/033/2016.
    24. D. Brizuela, C. Kiefer and M. Krämer, Phys. Rev. D, 93/104035/2016.
    25. R. Lazkoz, I. Leanizbarrutia, and V. Salzano, Phys. Rev. D, 93/043537/2016.
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    27. J. Jiménez, R. Lazkoz, D. Sáez-Gómez et al., Eur. Phys. J. C, 76/631/2016.
    28. J. Jiménez, D. Rubiera-Garcia, D. Sáez-Gómez, V. Salzano, Phys. Rev. D, 2016 accepted.
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    30. K. Czerski, D. Weissbach, A. I. Kilic, G. Ruprecht, A. Huke, M. Kaczmarski, N. Targosz-Ślęczka and K. Maass, EPL, 113/22001/2016.

  • Contact information

    Marcin Buchowiecki
    tel. +48 91 444 12 28
    e-mail: marcin.buchowiecki@usz.edu.pl
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