JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Department of Complex Matter
Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dynamics of Quantum matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave, and magnetic materials.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

The research is conducted within the “Light and Matter” research program. The interaction of light with matter is one of the most important fields of physics and optical processes are indispensable in many branches of modern industry.

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April 11, 2024
Dr. Dragan Mihailović, a leading researcher in the field of quantum systems at the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), has successfully won the third project of the European Research Council (ERC), HIMMS (High-Resolution ...

JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE

Department of Complex Matter | F7

Understanding complexity through fundamental and applicative research.

Dynamics of Quantum Matter

We explore non-equilibrium many-body dynamics in quantum systems that experience symmetry-breaking, topological, or jamming transitions. These systems encompass superconductors, charge-density wave systems, magnetic materials and heterostructures.

Experimental Soft Matter Physics

Our research comprises experimental investigations of optical phenomena in soft matter, interactions of light with soft matter, as well as possible applications in photonics, information technology and medicine.

Department of Complex Matter

The research within the department of Complex Matter encompasses a variety of research fields, ranging from the synthesis of new materials to fundamental investigations of elementary excitations, self-organising behaviour and adaptive functionality in complex systems. These include anything from nano-biosystems and bio molecules to superconductors and nanowires.

The experimental methods used are suitably diverse, from synthetic chemistry to biomedicine, femtosecond laser spectroscopy and magnetometry. The experimental research within the department is strongly supported by theory.

Projects

Check the exciting projects that we are currently working on. Our projects page provides detailed information about the research we are conducting.

Publications

Learn more about latest and most cutting-edge research. The page provides the up-to-date list of our recent publications.

Facilities & Labs

Excellent experimental research is possible only with state-of-the-art equipment. Learn more about our labs and facilities.

Recent News

July 12, 2024
In a new study, researchers from the University of Leeds and their colleagues Natan Osterman, Alenka Mertelj, and Nerea Sebastian have reveal two previously undiscovered polar liquid states of matter. The research, ...
June 21, 2024
Results of our recent paper in Nature Communications titled “Manipulation of Fractionalized Charge in the Metastable Topologically Entangled State of a Doped Wigner Crystal” are featured as a Result of the Month ...
May 31, 2024
Read more in an interview published in the 30.5.2024 edition of Delo on link: https://www.delo.si/novice/znanoteh/cas-je-pravzaprav-iluzija/

Events and Seminars

July 9, 2024 , 14:00 , F7 Seminar Room
Speaker: Naman Agarwal, Aarhus University
In this talk, I would discuss how one can utilize the soft X-ray coherent diffractive imaging to get quantitative nanoscale spectroscopic information about the transient chemical states and heterogeneity of ...
May 21, 2024 , 14:00 , F7 Seminar Room
Speaker: Peter Medle Rupnik
We observed a direct viscous mechano-electric response in a room-temperature ferroelectric nematic liquid, i.e. a unique material that combines 3D fluidity with ferroelectric ordering. We placed the liquid into a ...
April 25, 2024 , 13:00 , Physics seminar room
Speaker: Benjamin Sacépé, Néel Institute CNRS Grenoble
Superconducting films of amorphous Indium Oxide (a:InO) undergo a transition to insulation with increasing disorder, which is due to the localization of pre-formed Cooper pairs. The continuous decrease in critical ...

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