Department of Theoretical Physics

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12, Drahomanov St.,
Lviv, UA-79005, Ukraine

The Department of Theoretical Physics was founded in 1872. Famous representatives of the scientific school include: Marian Smoluchowski, Stanisław Loria, Leopold Infeld, Wojciech Rubinowicz, Vasyl Milianczuk, Abba Glauberman, Samuil Kaplan, Ihor Yukhnovskii, Mykhailo Senkiv, Roman Gaida, Ihor Stasyuk, Lavrentiy Blazhyevskyi, Ivan Vakarchuk, Volodymyr Tkachuk.

Presently, the Department for Theoretical Physics conducts research in the following scientific fields: quantum information, quantum computers and quantum programming, quantum statistical physics, physical systems in quantized space, supersymmetry in quantum mechanics, classical inhomogeneous systems, history and philosophy of science, interdisciplinary studies.

The department organizes the annual scientific conference “Christmas Discussions” (January) and the Workshop on Current Problems in Physics (Zielona Góra, Poland – Lviv). It has links with scientists from Poland, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, France, India.


ChairpersonVolodymyr TkachukChairperson
ProfessorAndrij RovenchakProfessor
Associate ProfessorKhrystyna GnatenkoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOrest HryhorchakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAndrij KuzmakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorVolodymyr PastukhovAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykola SamarAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykola StetskoAssociate Professor
LecturerYuri KrynytskyiLecturer
1st Category EngineerOlena Kiktyeva1st Category Engineer
Senior Department SecretaryVasylyna YaremaSenior Department Secretary
Postgraduate StudentRostyslav KolesnykPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentAnastasiia KryzhovaPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentKateryna KyrylenkoPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentBohdana SobkoPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentNataliia SusulovskaPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentMykhailo TatarynPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentSviatoslav TymykPostgraduate Student

Lecturers' schedule

Teaching materials

Syllabuses available in English:

Fundamental problems of quantum mechanics for the direction “Physics” (Master level)

Supersymmetry in quantum mechanics

Physics of Bose-Systems

Exotic Statistics




Research topics

Quantum statistical physics

  • Quantum liquids
  • Weakly-interacting Bose-systems
  • Fractional statistics

Physical systems in the quantized space

  • One-particle classical and quantum systems in the space with deformed Heisenberg algebra
  • Quantum systems with a position-dependent mass
  • Many-particle problems
  • Equivalence principle
  • Relativistic systems
  • Symmetries: Galilean and Lorentz transformations
  • Black holes

Supersymmetry in quantum mechanics

  • Exactly and quasiexactly solvable problems
  • Quantum-mechanical systems possessing supersymmetry
  • Quantum systems with a position-dependent mass
  • Quantum-mechanical analogy and supersymmetry in waveguides

Quantum information

  • Quantum brachistochrone
  • Generation of quantum states
  • Quantum topological phases
  • Entanglement of quantum states

Other topics

  • Classical inhomogenous systems
  • Weakly-relativistic statistical mechanics
  • Potential models of hadrons
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Interdisciplinary studies

The charm of radiation sources (video from the Department of Experimental Physics)

17.06.2022 | 14:19

Is light a wave or a particle? The combination of these features of light has allowed us to create new sources of radiation that we use in everyday life. By analyzing the emission spectra of incandescent, fluorescent and LED lamps, you will make the optimal choice of light sources. We tell:

What components can white light consist of?
How to visualize these components?
What is a diffraction grating?

Embark on this journey with Andriy Zyshkovych, a researcher at the Department of Experimental Physics, Faculty...

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An international project to create a new master’s program in industry-oriented materials science

25.05.2022 | 15:14

The Franco University, in cooperation with the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), the University of Žilina (Slovakia) and the University of Afyon Kocatepe (Turkey), is implementing an international project to create a new master’s program in industry-oriented materials science.
A seminar on “Needs and Barriers in the Didactics of Materials Engineering” was held on 12-13 May at the University of Silesia in Katowice as part of the European Union-funded Erasmus + (KA220-HED) project “Materials Science – Development of a New...

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Open lecture on the history of physics in Lviv by Professor Andrij Rovenchak (part 3)

23.05.2022 | 15:34

Dear colleagues!
I invite you to my third lecture on the history of physics in Lviv, which will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 13:30 to 14:50.
This time the focus will be on physicists at Lviv Polytechnic (until 1939), physicists at the National Technical University and at the Secret University in Lviv.

The lecture will take place online on the Microsoft Teams platform.

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