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.

For students

Are you searching for an exciting and innovative topic for your seminar, summer work, or perhaps for a Masters or Diploma research? Check available topics an start your research journey with us.

Job opportunities

We are searching for talents! If you are searching for PhD position, if you are a motivated postdoc or senior researchers, check open positions and proposed research topics.

Our partners

We strongly believe that collaboration helps provide opportunities. We collaborate with other research institutions, businesses and industry. Learn here about our associates and how to become our partner.

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 ...
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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 biomolecules to superconductors, topological materials,.

The experimental methods used are suitably diverse, from synthetic chemistry to biomedicine, femtosecond laser spectroscopy, magnetometry. We are also actively developing new experimental tools, such as ultrafast scanning tunnelling microscopy, transient resonant extreme UV polarimetry, etc. The experimental research within the department is strongly supported by theory.

Recently, the research activities on new nanomaterials and nanotechnology, such as nanolithography were greatly expanded. Apart from fundamental research, some applications have also emerged, such as charge-configurational memory and new nanomaterials such as MoSIx nanowires.

If you wish to contribute to scientific and technological progress, and you are a motivated, innovative and creative person feel free to contact us.

Education and training

Undergraduate education

We offer undergraduate students the possibility:

  • for practical training,
  • to perform the compulsory study practice and
  • to perform a diploma work in collaboration with Universities and Industry

Postgraduate education

Qualified graduates are offered the incorporation into the Departments relevant international research work and the acquirement of award a master degree or a PhD degree. We offer the opportunity:

  • to work in international environment,
  • to work with highly sophisticated equipment,
  • to work in a stimulating research environment,
  • to be involved in the research program and the international research projects,
  • to enroll in postgraduate study programs at different higher education institutions