Department of Gravimetry and Geodynamics

gravimetric measurement

Scientific mission

  • investigation of the structure of the earth crust and lithosphere, of their physical and rheological properties, as well as their tectonic evolution with focus on the Carpatho-Pannonian region. Methods used are: 2D and 3D density and/or integrated modeling with focus on gravimetry and geothermics
  • development of innovative methods for solving the 3D nonlinear inverse problem of gravimetry and potential fields in general
  • interpretation of temporal (time-lapse) gravity changes and surface displacements (deformations) with applications to volcanic hazard assessment and underground gas storage
  • investigation of the structure, tectonics and thermal state of the lithosphere by steady state and transient geothermal modeling approaches with application also in prospection of deep geothermal energy sources
  • investigation of tides, rheological properties of the earth crust, and aperiodic deformations from underground extensometric observations
  • microgravimetric and GPR near surface prospection with archeological and geotechnical applications


  • Head of department:

RNDr. Peter Vajda, PhD.

  • Staff:

Ing. Martin Bednárik, PhD.
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Bielik, DrSc.
RNDr. Dušan Bilčík
RNDr. Ladislav Brimich, CSc.
Mgr. Jana Dérerová, PhD.
Mgr. Igor Kohút, PhD.
Mgr. Jaroslava Pánisová, PhD.
RNDr. Čestmír Tomek, CSc.
RNDr. Peter Vajda, PhD.
Mgr. Pavol Zahorec, PhD.