Department of Astrophysics

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ChairpersonBohdan MelekhChairperson
ProfessorBohdan NovosyadlyjProfessor
ProfessorMarkiyan VavrukhProfessor
Associate ProfessorIhor KoshmakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorSviatoslav SmerechynskyiAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOksana StelmakhAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNestor TyshkoAssociate Professor
Junior Research FellowDmytro DzikovskyiJunior Research Fellow
1st Category EngineerNadiya Vorobets1st Category Engineer
Senior Department SecretaryRuslana MelekhSenior Department Secretary
Postgraduate StudentFedir KarasenkoPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentMyroslav KashebaPostgraduate Student

Lecturers' schedule

Teaching materials

Electronic courses:

1. Electronic course on the subject “Mechanics”: Melekh B.Ya., Smerechynskyi S.V., Stelmakh O.M., Koshmak I.O. Video lectures (with a description of the content), video demonstrations of laboratory work and modular tests in Mechanics for students of the Faculty of Physics.
The structure of the electronic course “Mechanics”.
Electronic course “Mechanics” on the platform “E-learning” of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (for authorized users).


1. M.V. Vavrukh, S.V. Smerechynskyi, N.L. Tyshko. New models in the theory of the structure of degenerate dwarfs: a monograph – Lviv: Rastr-7, 2018. – 268 p.

2. M.V. Vavrukh, S.V. Smerechynsky, O.M. Stelmakh, N.L. Tyshko. Collection of problems in mechanics: Textbook — Lviv: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2017. — 285 p.

3. V.V. Holovatyi, B.Ya. Melekh, N.V. Havrylova. Physics of emission of gas nebulae. — Lviv: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2013. — 130 p.

4. Novosyadlyi B.S. The structure and evolution of the Universe, a textbook. — Lviv: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2019. — 159 p.

Laboratory workshops:

1. Spherical astronomy: methodical recommendations. Concluded by L. Yankiv-Vitkovska. — Lviv: Publishing center of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2001. — 40 p.

2. Concluded by L. Yankiv-Vitkovska. Theoretical astrophysics: methodical recommendations. — Lviv: Publishing center of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2001. — 46 p.

3. V.V. Holovatyi, B.Ya. Melekh, N.V. Havrylova. Physics of gas nebulae. Laboratory workshop . — Lviv: Publishing center of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2006. — 78 p.


Main topics of the scientific activity of Department of Astrophysics:

  • Diagnostics and photoionization modelling of the nebular environments (planetary nebulae, HII regions, diffuse ionized gas surrounding the star-forming regions)
  • Internal structure of the compact astrophysical objects (white dwarfs and neutron stars)
  • Structure and evolution of the Universe
  • Stellar atmospheres

Observing and Modeling the Universe (video from the Department of Astrophysics)

29.07.2022 | 11:34

About the vocation to Astronomy and its importance both for all of Mankind and for Ukraine, in particular. Astronomical research at Lviv University has been going on for over 250 years. For 25 years, the department of astrophysics, which prepares future researchers of the sky, has been operating here continuously. About cooperation as a complement to the strengths of the Lviv and Vienna astrophysical scientific groups. About why modern astrophysicists are also good programmers. Nebular astrophysics, the study of white...

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Nanoworld on the Palm (video from the Department of Solid State Physics)

20.07.2022 | 19:57

A scanning electron microscope is a window into the micro and nano world of solid objects. Images in high magnification fascinate with their uniqueness and beauty. The unique opportunity to see a micro-object, photograph it and determine its elemental composition is beyond the power of other methods.
Roman Serkiz, the head of the laboratory of physics and technology of nanostructures of the solid state physics department of the physics faculty of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, introduces you to the modern...

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Visualization and research of electrical signals (video from the Department of General Physics)

12.07.2022 | 10:24

In everyday life, we are surrounded by a large number of signals – both analog and digital. How can you “see” electrical signals? We tell:

How to visualize an electrical signal?
How to investigate the parameters of electrical signals?
How to get Lissajous figures?

Explore the simplest electrical signals with Pavel Shchepanskyi, associate professor of the Department of General Physics, Faculty of Physics, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

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New phenomena, materials, technologies (video from the Department of Metal Physics)

01.07.2022 | 09:21

The creation of new materials and technologies for their production always led to the appearance of new mechanisms and machines that significantly changed the life of mankind and determined the general level of its development. This difficult work is closely related to many sciences, which were also developed and created at the same time, but the central place among them was always occupied by physics. In this video, an attempt is made, using simple examples, to show how a successful...

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