Institute of Nuclear Physics, IFJ PAN

Radzikowskiego 152
31-342 Kraków, Poland

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków (IFJ PAN) carries out basic and applied research in physics, with emphasis on nuclear physics. This research is aimed at explaining the structure of matter from microscopic to cosmic scales, through experiments and application of theoretical methods. Our activity extends into interdisciplinary research, in particular: medical physics, nano-materials engineering, environmental physics, dosimetry, radiation and environmental biology, biophysics, nuclear geophysics, radiochemistry, and econophysics.

The Bronowice Cyclotron Centre (in Polish - Centrum Cyklotronowe Bronowice, CCB) is a part of the IFJ PAN. We are engaged in the application of cyclotrons (AIC-144 isochronous cyclotron and Proteus C-235 cyclotron) in scientific research and tumour radiotherapy.

The following activities are being conducted in CCB:

  • experiments in nuclear physics, medical physics, dosimetry, microdosimetry, radiobiology and materials engineering,
  • production of radionuclides for research purposes,
  • development of clinical and scientific infrastructure intended for a non-invasive tumour treatment.