Richard Pinčak
(PhD) Senior Researcher, Condensed Matter Physics Division, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
PHONE: 7-496-21-62123; FAX: 7-496-21-65084

Address: Braniskova 11, 040 01 Kosice, Slovakia
Work position: Research worker at the Institute of Experimental Physics of Slovak Academy of Sciences, division of Theoretical Physics, Watsonova 47, 043 53 Kosice, Slovakia


Date of Birth: 13 June 1975, Kosice  
Nationality: Slovak  
Martial status: married  
Languages spoken: English, Russian, Poland  
  • PhD. in Condensed Matter Physics (2004)
    - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice (24. March 2004), Doctoral thesis: Transport of Electrons in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers
  • RNDr. Doctor of Natural Science (29. November 2002), Slovak Academy of Sciences,
  • M.Sc. in Physics with Honours (30. May 2000)
    - Faculty of Sciences, University of P.J.Safarik, Kosice (1995-2000)


  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna Moscow Region, Russia
    Contributions to conferences and schools (oral and poster presentation):
    - Complexity from Microscopic to Macroscopic Scales (Nato ASI School), April, 2001, Geilo, Norway
    - Interdisciplinary School in Physics, April 2002, Les Houches, France
    - European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, July 2002, Milano, Italy
    - International Conference for Physics Students, August 2002, Budapest Hungary
    - At the Interface between Physics and Biology (NATO ASI Schoul) March 2003, Geilo, Norway
    - Scales in Mathematical and Theoretical ecosystems, August 2003, Siquenza, Spain
    - EuroConference on Cluster Systems and Nanotubes, May 2004, Giens, France


  • I worked on the development of the electronic structure of graphitic nanoparticle where I am in search of the physics of string-like topological defects in condensed matter physics including a theoretical study of fermionic states near string-like defects on the two-dimensional manifolds of different geometry (sphere, cone, hyperboloid, graphitic onions and nanohorns ) within a gauge field-theory model. The local and total densities of states (DOS) near the pentagonal defects (disclinations, dislocations) were calculated for different kind of geometry. I also show how a small elliptic deformation of spherical fullerene, spheroidal fullerenes, evokes a shift of the electronic spectra compared to the spherical ones.
  • The aim of my doctoral thesis was to explain the unidirectionality of ET through the RC, where only the one branch L from two possible L, M is active in the electron transfer. The thesis was divided in two major approaches for solving the electron transfer in photosynthetic organisms: the stochastic and nonstochastic models of electron transfer. We have used a model of three sites/molecules (extended to 6 molecules) with electron transfer beginning at site 1 with an option to proceed to site 2 (branch M) or site 3 (branch L). We used a stochastic and nonstochastic sequential (superexchange) model with arbitrary correlation functions. We get the quantum yields of electron escape via the branches L, M in two limiting cases that correspond to a spectral density of underdamped and overdamped Brownian oscillator. In the fast modulation limit of an overdamped regime we get the effect, which was named ``fear of death,'' in which for strong enough sink parameters the electron has a tendency to avoid the place with greater sink. The theoretical models was used to provide a plausible explanation of the temperature dependence of the quantum yields of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides photosynthetic reaction center
  • Strings modelling of financial market


  1. M. Bundzel, T. Kasanicky, R. Pincak, Using string invariants for prediction searching for optimal parameters, Physica A, 444, Pages 680688 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.physa.2015.10.050
  2. K. Kanjamapornku, R. Pincak, E. Bartos, The study of the stock market across the 2008 financial crisis., Physica A, vol. 462, p.117-133 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.06.078
  3. K. Kanjamapornku, R. Pincak, Kolmogorov space in time series data., In Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, p.1-21 (2016). doi: 10.1002/mma.3875 [preprint]
  4. A. Sepehri, R. Pincak, Modeling the Electron Transport in Nanostructures by Using the Concept of BIons in M-theory., In International Journal of Theoretical Physics doi: 10.1007/s10773-016-3080-1.
  5. A. Sepehri, R. Pincak, A.F. Ali, Emergence of F(R) gravity-analogue due to defects in graphene., European Physical Journal B, vol. 89, 250 (2016) doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2016-70428-4
  6. N. Tomasovicova, ..., R. Pincak, P. Kopcansky, Biasing a ferronematic - a new way to detect weak magnetic field, Soft Matter, vol. 12, p.5780-5786 (2016) doi: 10.1039/C6SM00354K
  7. J. Smotlacha, R. Pincak, Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanostructures. Chapter in book: "2D Materials", ISBN 978-953-51-4813-5, Intech (2016)
  8. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, Green Function Approach to the Calculation of the Local Density of States in the Graphitic Nanocone. Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physics (MMCP) Location: Acad Congress Ctr, Stara Lesna, Slovakia Date: Jul 13-17, 2015. In EPJ Web of Conferences, vol. 108, 02043 (2016)
  9. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, V.A. Osipov, Electronic states of zigzag graphene nanoribbons with edges re- constructed with topological defects, Physica B, 475, Pages 61-65 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.physb.2015.06.025
  10. R. Pincak, E. Bartos, With string model to time series forecasting, Physica A, 436, Pages 135146 (2015) doi:10.1016/j.physa.2015.05.013
  11. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha The chiral massive fermions in the graphitic wormhole, Quantum Matter, 4, pp. 1-11 (2015) [pdf]
  12. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, M. Pudlak Spin-orbit interaction in the graphitic nanocone, Eur. Phys. J. B 88:17 (2015) DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2014-50413-9
  13. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, M. Pudlak Calculation of the electronic structure near the tip of a graphitic nano cone, Physica B 441, pp. 58-61 (2014) doi:10.1016/j.physb.2014.02.012
  14. R. Pincak, With strings toward safety future on financial markets , (2014) chapter 6 in book "Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future prospects" (NOVA Science Publisher, NY) Editor Prof. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooeev ISBN: 978-1-62948-420-4 [pdf]
  15. M. Bundzel, T. Kasanicky and R. Pincak, Experimental Analysis of the Prediction Model Based on String Invariants, , Computing and Informatics, (2013) Vol. 32
  16. R. Pincak, The string prediction models as an invariants of time series in forex market, Physica A (2013) 392 6414 [pdf]
  17. M. Bundzel, T. Kasanicky and R. Pincak, Experimental Analysis of the Prediction Model Based on String Invariants, , Computing and Informatics, (2013) Vol. 32 1001-1015 [pdf]
  18. M. Pudlak and R. Pincak, Effect of the magnetic field on the edge states of zig-zag single wall carbon nanotubes, Physics Letters A (2013) 377 2384 [pdf]
  19. J. Smotlacha, R. Pincak, Application of greens function approach to electronic structure of carbon nanocylinders, NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS (2013) 4 (4) 490 [pdf]
  20. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, Analogies in electronic properties of graphene wormhole and perturbed nanocylinder, Eur. Phys. J. B (2013) 86: 480 [pdf]
  21. M. Pudlak and R. Pincak, Edge states of graphene bilayer strip, Eur. Phys. J. B (2013) 86: 107 [pdf]
  22. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha, M. Pudlak, Electronic properties of disclinated nanostructured cylinders, 2013, NanoMMTA, Vol. 2, 81-95 DOI: 10.2478/nsmmt-2013-0005
  23. R. Pincak and M. Pudlak, The electronic properties of double wall carbon nanotubes, 2012,
    J. of Phys.: Conf. Ser. 393 012028 [pdf]
  24. R. Pincak, J. Smotlacha and M. Pudlak, Electronic properties of perturbed cylinder, 2012,
    J. of Phys.: Conf. Ser. 393 012029 [pdf]
  25. J.Smotlacha, R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Electronic structure of disordered graphene with Green's function approach, Physics Letters A 376, Issue 45 (2012) 3256 [pdf]
  26. R.Pincak, M.Pudlak, J.Smotlacha, Electronic properties of single and double wall carbon nanotubes Carbon Nanotubes:Synthesis, Properties and Applications (NOVA Science Publisher, NY, 2012), ISBN: 978-1-62081-914-2 [pdf]
  27. J. Smotlacha, R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Electronic Structure of Disclinated Graphene in an Uniform Magnetic Field, Eur.Phys.J. B 84,255-264 (2011) [pdf]
  28. M.Pudlak, K.N. Pichugin, R.G. Nazmitdinov and R. Pincak, Quantum nonequilibrium approach for fast electron transport in open systems: Photosynthetic reaction centers, Physical Review E 84, 051912 (2011) [pdf]
  29. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak, Influence of the electric field on the electron transport in photosynthetic reaction centers, Eur. Phys. J. E 34 (2011) 22 [pdf]
  30. M. Pudlak and R. Pincak, The electronic spectra of double-wall zig-zag carbon nanotube affected by the magnetic field, 2010, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 248 012008 [pdf]
  31. E.A. Kochetov, V.A. Osipov and R. Pincak, Electronic properties of disclinated flexible membrane beyond the inextensional limit: application to graphene, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22 (2010) 395502 [pdf]
  32. M.Pudlak and R.Pincak, Electronic pathway in reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Chloroflexus aurantiacus, Journal of Biological Physics, 36 (2010), 273-289 [pdf]
  33. M.Pudlak and R.Pincak, Energy gap between highest occupied molecular orbital and lowest unoccupied molecular orbital in multiwalled fullerenes,Physical Review A 79 (2009) 033202 [pdf]
  34. M.Pudlak and R.Pincak, Electronic properties of double-layer carbon nanotubes,
    European Physical Journal B 67 (2009) 565.
  35. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak and V.A.Osipov, How the spheroidal deformation changes the spectra of fullerenes,
    Journal of Physics, Conf. Ser. 129 (2008) 012009 [pdf]
  36. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak and V.A.Osipov, Electronic structures of double-layer zig-zag carbon nanotubes,
    Journal of Physics, Conf Ser. 129 (2008) 012011 [pdf]
  37. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak, V. A. Osipov, Effect of symmetry on the electronic structure of spheroidal fullerenes in a weak uniform magnetic field, Physical Review A, 75 (2007) 065201
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.065201 [preprint]
  38. R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Chapter in book Progress in Fullerene Research, with title Electronic structure of spheroidal fullerenes,
    ed. F. Columbus, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2007, ISBN: 1-60021-841-5 [pdf]
  39. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak and V.A. Osipov, Electronic structure of spheroidal fullerenes in a weak uniform magnetic field: a continuum field-theory model, Physical Review A, 75 (2007) 025201,
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.025201 [preprint]
  40. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak and V. A. Osipov, Low energy electronic states in spheroidal fullerenes, Physical Review B 74 (2006) 235435
    cond-mat/0602520, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.235435 [preprint]
  41. R. Pincak, Spheroidal geometry approach to fullerene molecules, Physics Letters A 340 (2005) 267 [pdf]
  42. R. Pincak, V. A. Osipov, Localized electron states near pentagons in variously shaped carbon nanoparticles, Physics Letters A 314 (2003) 315 [pdf]
  43. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak, Modeling charge transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center, Physical Review E 68 (2003) 061901 [pdf]
  44. R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Noise breaking the twofold symmetry of photosynthetic reaction centers: Electron transfer, Physical Review E 64 (2001) 031906 [pdf]
  45. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak, The role of accessory bacteriochlorophylls in the primary charge transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center, Chemical Physics Letters 342 (2001) 587 [pdf]
  46. R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Electron Transfer and Quantum Yields in Photosynthetic reaction center, Proceedings of the Conference Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, ESCULAPIO Pub. Co., Bologna, Italy, (2003) 434 [pdf]
  47. M. Pudlak, R. Pincak, Transport of Electrons in Reaction Centers, Proceedings of the Conference Small Triangle Meeting on Theoretical Physics, October, Kosice (2000) 44
  48. R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Charge separation in photosynthesis, Proceedings of the Conference Small Triangle Meeting on Theoretical Physics, September, Snina (2001) 49
  49. R. Pincak, M. Pudlak, Kinetic model of electron transfer in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, Proceedings of the Conference Small Triangle Meeting on Theoretical Physics, october 8-10, Snina (2002) 58
  50. PhD thesis distinguished by the jury of the Vaclav Votruba Prize for the best doctoral thesis in theoretical physics for work devoted to a very difficult subjekt Transport of electrons in photosynthetic reaction center, December 2004, Prague


  • 1st JINR prize in Theoretical Physics for the work "Investigation of the electronic structure of variously shaped carbon nanoparticles" 2007.
  • 2st Prize in the Young Slovak Physicist Competition 2004 (up to 35 years of age) awarded by the Slovak Physical Society, Bratislava
  • 1st Prize in the Young Physicist Competition 2003 (up to 35 years of age) awarded by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Physics, Kosice
  • 1st Prize in the Young Physicist Competition 2001 awarded by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Physics, Kosice
  • The Student Research Award 1999 in section of Physics awarded by the University of P.J.Safarik, Faculty of Science, Kosice


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