Hadron@UJK and QM@UJK

at the Institute for Physics, Department of High Energy Physics

Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland


Research topic: (non-)conventional mesons such as glueballs and hybrids, finite temperature QCD, theory of decays in QFT and QM, QM foundations

Group members

Prof. Dr. hab. Francesco Giacosa link zur Homepage                           

Grants: NCN OPUS 2019/33/B/ST2/00613 (head)  and no. 2018/29/B/ST2/02576 (participant)



Dr. Leonardo Tinti

Scientific interests: “Hydrodynamics, heavy ion collisions”

Grant: NCN Sonata 2020/39/D/ST2/02054



Dr. Arkadiusz Kuroś

Scientific interests: “QM, time crystals”



Dr. Milena Piotrowska

Scientific interests: “Light and heavy vector and tensor mesons”

PhD thesis on “(Non-)conventional scalar and vector mesons” (2021, pdf)



Dr. Vanamali C. Shastry 

Scientific interests: “PWA, hybrid states”

Grant: OPUS projects no. 2019/33/B/ST2/00613



Dr. Subhasis  Samanta

Scientific interests: “QCD at nonzero T, thermal models”

Grant: NAWA Ulam Scholarship



Shahriyar Jafarzade

(PhD student)

Scientific interests: “High-spin mesons”

Grants: Development Accelerator of the UJK and NCN OPUS no. 2018/29/B/ST2/02576



Enrico Trotti

(PhD student)

Scientific interests: “Exotic states and PWA”

Grant: Development Accelerator of the UJK



Arthur Vereijken:

Scientific interests: “Scalar and tensor glueball and the dilaton ”

Grant: NCN OPUS no. 2019/33/B/ST2/00613



(Inter)national collaborations:


Prof. Christian Fischer, Giessen University (Germany)

Prof. Giuseppe Pagliara, INFN and University of Ferrara (Italy)

Adrian Koenigstein, Goethe U, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Dr. Peter Kovacs, Wigner centre, Budapest (Hungary)

Dr. Giuseppe Colucci, Amsterdam (Holland)


Dr. hab. Przemysław Koscik, Applied Sciences University of Tarnów, Poland (Poland)


Moreover, local collaboration with other meembers of the high energy phsycis department

NA61@CERN group in Kielce, Prof. Marek Gazdicki (UJK and Goethe U) and by Prof. G. Stefanek (UJK)

Prof. S. Mrówczyński (UJK and NCBJ)




Previous group members

Dr. Susana Coito

Grant:  NCN OPUS no. 2015/17/B/ST2/01625

Scientific interests: “charm mesons, exotic states”


Tomasz Berlinski

Grant: NCN OPUS no. 2015/17/B/ST2/01625

Master thesis on “Decays of the tensor glueballs in pseudoscalar mesons” (2020, in Polish, pdf)


Kinga Maciejska

Master thesis on “Aspects of ono-exponential decay ”(2019, in Polish, pdf)


Barbara Rusek:

Scientific interests:

Bachelor thesis on “Bootstrap-type reactions (2018, in Polish, pdf)


Anna Wawrzynek

Bachelor thesis on “Numerical studies of the Poincare’ time” (2017, in Polish, pdf)




Some recent works (since 2020):

Hadron physics

S. Jafarzade, A. Koenigstein and F. Giacosa,

Phenomenology of  J^{PC} = 3^{--} tensor mesons,

Phys. Rev. D 103 (2021) no.9, 096027


[arXiv:2101.03195 [hep-ph]].


W. I. Eshraim, C. S. Fischer, F. Giacosa and D. Parganlija,

Hybrid phenomenology in a chiral approach,

Eur. Phys. J. Plus 135 (2020) no.12, 945


[arXiv:2001.06106 [hep-ph]].


S. Samanta and F. Giacosa,

QFT treatment of a bound state in a thermal gas,

Phys. Rev. D 102 (2020), 116023


[arXiv:2009.13547 [hep-ph]].



Quantum Mechanics

G. Colucci and F. Giacosa

Quantum algorithmic differentiation

Quantum Information and Computation, Vol. 21, No. 1&2 (2021) 0080-0094;


eprint arXiv:2006.13370








Contact: fgiacosa@ujk.edu.pl



Contact: fgiacosa@ujk.edu.pl