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[en] One of the main tasks of nuclear physics is the study of subatomic particles and their interactions. Nowadays, the fundamental theory of strong interactions is a particularly interesting subject in the field. At the current moment, such a theory is not complete yet. It describes very well the nucleon-nucleon (NN) interactions, which were intensively studied over the last several decades. In our modern, technically advanced world the research gravitates towards the higher energies, reaching deeper inside of the nuclear structure. About sixty years ago the strong interaction was associated with the interaction between nucleons responsible for holding those nucleons together within the nuclear volume. However, with discovery of mesons and strange particles, the picture has changed. The proof of bound states of strange baryons (Λ particles) with nucleons revealed a broad class of particles participating in the strong interaction, called hadrons. The rich variety of hadron interactions raises an important topic in modern nuclear physics which strives for providing a deep insight into nuclear matter structure. The analysis of the interaction of a strange baryon, called a hyperon, with a nucleon delivers new knowledge of nuclear properties, which were not understood with widely studied nucleon-nucleon interactions. The direct approach for creating an interaction of free hyperons with nucleons in the target is not an easy task in experimental nuclear physics. The relatively short lifetime of free hyperons, which can only be produced as a secondary beam, leads to extremely low statistics. Nowadays, the best known method of hyperon-nucleon interaction study is the formation of hyperons inside of the nucleus. The bound hyperon serves as a probe of nuclear properties of such complex nuclear systems called hypernuclei. Hypernuclear physics itself is a sub-area of nuclear physics, which studies such bound systems. It employs the rich knowledge of the nucleon-nucleon interaction and at the same time performs a generalization of the above mentioned interaction for systems with a third quark flavor - strangeness. Production reactions of Λ particles and hypernuclei, as well as spectroscopy and decay modes, provide valuable information on the hyperon interaction. For example, analysis of Λ and hypernuclear decay modes gives knowledge of the properties of weak interactions. The study of the energy of ground and excited states exposes the laws of baryon distribution inside of the nucleus. Investigation of ΛN and ΛΛ potentials is important for baryon-baryon theories that include strange quarks, e.g. SU(3). These potentials are more short-ranged than the ones for NN and therefore the additional degrees of freedom play an essential role.