Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) in Krakow is the largest institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. It was established in 1955. The Institute carries out basic and applied research in physics, through experiments and/or application of theoretical methods. The activity extends into interdisciplinary research in a range of related fields. The Institute employs over 400 people, including 37 full professors, 30 associate professors and over 100 post docs. The Institute is divided into five Divisions. The Department of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry belongs to the Division of Applications of Physics and Interdisciplinary Research. The Department employs about 30 persons.
The team of the Department of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry of the IFJ PAN has over 30 years experience in radiation dosimetry and particularly in thermoluminescent dosimetry. A rather rare feature of this laboratory is that it combines the ability to develop new detector types tailored to specific needs, with a large-scale production of TLDs and their applications in various scientific measurements. The Department runs the radiation calibration laboratory, accredited according to ISO-17025. In recent years most of the research has concentrated on TL dosimetry of densely ionizing radiation and of mixed radiation fields, including space measurements. IFJ PAN participation in the present project will be leaded by Dr. Pawel Bilski. It is also foreseen that another researcher, a PhD student and 1-2 technicians will take part in the realization of the project.