On 14th of October 2019, the annual Dean’s award ceremony took place in the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Miroslav receives his award

The Dean’s award is awarded for the best PhD. thesis of the previous academic year (in this case 2018/2019) in four categories: physics, mathematics, informatics and didactics (of natural sciences). Our collaborator Miroslav Macko, whose PhD. thesis was prepared as a co-supervised project between Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), Université de Bordeaux (France) and IEAP CTU in Prague (Czech Republic), received the award in the physics category.

Miroslav and the other winners

The title of the thesis in three languages was: English: “SuperNEMO Experiment: Study of Systematic Uncertainties of Track Reconstruction and Energy Calibration. Evaluation of Sensitivity to 0νββ with Emission of Majoron for 82Se“ French: „Expérience SuperNEMO : Études des incertitudes systématiques sur la reconstruction de traces et sur l’étalonnage en énergie. Evaluation de la sensibilité de la 0νββ avec émission de Majoron pour le 82Se“, Slovak: „Štúdia systematických neistôt rekonštrukcie dráh a energetickej kalibrácie. Odhad citlivosti detektora na 0νββ s emisiou Majorónu pre 82Se“.

The thesis was prepared under the co-supervision of Ivan Štekl (IEAP CTU in Prague) and Fabrice Piquemal (CENBG, Université de Bordeaux).

For more detail, you can look at the abstract or read Miroslav’s full thesis. Congratulations, Miroslav - we are all so proud of you!