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 ...
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prof. dr. Irena Drevenšek Olenik

Location: Jožef Stefan Institute Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana Room C215





Irena DREVENŠEK OLENIK is professor of physics at University of Ljubljana and a Senior Research Fellow at J. Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. She obtained her Ph.D. in physics from University of Ljubljana in 1996. After this, in 1998-99 she was a post-doctoral fellow in the group of prof. Th. Rasing at Radboud University in Nijmegen in The Netherlands. In 1999 she returned back to Slovenia and became at first a teaching assistant and then in 2005 a lecturer in physics at University of Ljubljana. In the study year 2005-06 she was a visiting professor at University of Vienna in Austria, and in 2012-13 a visiting professor at Nankai University in Tianjin in China.

Her research work is focused on experimental investigations in the field of soft-condensed matter, in particular polymers, liquid crystals and biological molecules. These investigations base on various techniques resolving linear and nonlinear optical properties of the investigated materials. The results of her work were up to now published in more than 100 research articles in international journals and presented in more than 200 conference contributions. She is also coauthor of 7 scientific book chapters and author/coauthor of several professional and popular science articles. She is also involved in various activities for popularization of science in public.