"The basic mission of the research work of the department is to solve outstanding theoretical problems in solid state physics, statistical physics, physics of elementary particles and fields, biophysics and soft condensed matter physics."


The Department has at disposal its own computing cluster consisting of around 70 computing nodes (4000 cores in total) and more than 12 TB of RAM, several nodes with GPU and FPGA accelerators, storage capacities around 1.2 PB, interconnected with an Ethernet network with a 40 Gbps backbone and Infiniband HDR100. The cluster is currently running CentOS 7.7 managed by Rocks Cluster Distribution, with scientific software built and managed using EasyBuild, Lmod, and Singularity.

RESEARCH PROGRAMS (Slovenian Research Agency)

Program Title Program Leader
Theoretical physics of nuclei, particles and fields Prof. Dr. Jernej Fesel Kamenik
Theory of condensed matter and statistical physics Prof. Dr. Janez Bonča
Biophysics of polymers, membranes, gels, colloids and cells Prof. Dr. Primož Ziherl


Grant Title Grant Leader
The influence of additives on nanoscopic wetting (ARRS J1-1701)

1. 7. 2019 - 30. 6. 2022

Dr. Matej Kanduč
Nonlinear mechanics of biological tissues and their tumors (Nelinearna mehanika bioloških tkiv in njihovih tumorjev)

(ARRS J1-3009)


Dr. Matej Krajnc

Multi-scale modeling of non-equilibrium quantum materials (Modeliranje neravnovesnih kvantnih materialov na različnih skalah)   

(ARRS J1-2455)

1.9.2020 - 31.08.2023

Dr. Denis Golež

Symmetries and quantum pumping (Vloga simetrij pri vzbujanju kvantnih sistemov) (ARRS J1-2463)


Dr. Zala Lenarčič

Three advances towards realistic description of strongly correlated electron transport (Tri izboljšave na poti do realističnega opisa transporta močno koreliranih elektronov) (ARRS J1-2458)

1.9.2020 - 31.8.2023

Dr. Jernej Mravlje

Diagnosing nonequilibrium quantum matter  (Diagnoza  neravnovesne kvantne materije) (ARRS J1- 1696)

1.7.20219 - 30.6.2022

Dr. Lev Vidmar

Slow thermalization in quantum many-body systems (Počasna termalizacija v večdelnih kvantnih sistemov) (ARRS N1-0088)

1.1.2019 - 31. 12. 2021

Prof. Dr. Peter Prelovšek

Cryptographically safe random number generator (Kriptografsko varen generator naključnih števil) (ARRS - UVRS V1-2119)

1. 9. 2021 - 31. 8. 2024

Prof. Dr. Rok Žitko

Columbic subgap states in superconducting quantum devices (Coulombska stanja v energijski reži superprevodnih kvantnih naprav) (ARRS J1-3008)

1. 10. 2021 - 30. 9. 2024

Prof. Dr. Rok Žitko
Prof. Dr. Jernej Fesel Kamenik

Lattice QCD study of electroweak transitions between heavy msons and light hadronic resonances ( Elektrošibki prehodi
med težkimi mezoni in lahkimi hadronskimi resonancami v kromodinamiki na mreži
) (ARRS J1-3034)

1. 11. 2021 - 31. 10. 2023

Dr. Luka Leskovec



Project Title Scientist in Charge (IJS)
COST Action CA17139; European Topology Interdisciplinary Dr. Anže Rapoš Božič
COST Action CA16201: Particleface Dr. Miha Nemevšek
Machine learning in high energy physics, ARRS bilateral grant BI-US/22-24-041 Prof. Dr. Jernej Fesel Kamenik
The Flavor of the Invisible Universe, ARRS bilateral grant BI-IT-18-20-002 Dr. Nejc Košnik
Manifestation of quantum chaos in quantum many-body lattice systems, ARRS bilateral grant  BI-US/18-20-059 Dr. Lev Vidmar
Multiscale Mechanical Properties of Hygroscopic Nanofibers, Fondecyt Regular ANID-1211901 (2021-2025) Dr. Horacio V. Guzman