Department of Complex Matter
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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 ...
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Workshop on Ferroelectric Nematic Liquid Crystals

May 20, 2024

The groups “Light & Matter” and “Physics of Soft and Partially Ordered Matter” are organizing an international topical meeting on the emerging field of new ferroelectric soft matter materials entitled ‘Workshop on Ferroelectric Nematic Liquid Crystals”, taking place at IJS, from May 29 to 31, 2024. This closed event will be attended by some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of ferroelectricity in soft materials, highlighting the excellence of the research conducted at IJS and UL FMF.

Although the idea of a ferroelectric 3D liquid was theoretically contemplated more than a hundred years ago, it was not until very recently that it was experimentally realized with the outstanding participation of researchers from IJS and UL FMF. The uniqueness of Ferroelectric Nematic Liquid Crystals (FNLC) has been widely recognized, as demonstrated by the large collective research effort that followed their recent discovery. With the organization of this workshop, groups at IJS and FMF aim to contribute to knowledge exchange and collaborative opportunities in this rapidly advancing and dynamic research area.