Upcoming events

Departmental lecture: Non-destructive low-temperature contacts to MoS2 nanoribbon and nanotube quantum dots

Lecturer: Robin T. K. Schock

Date: Thursday, August 4, at 1 PM in Room 106

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De Gennes Award 2022 goes to prof. dr. Slobodan Žumer

August 8, 2022

Prof. dr. Slobodan Žumer was awarded the de Gennes Award at the International Liquid Crystal Conference 2022, which took place from July 24 to July 29 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the highest recognition awarded by the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS). Professor Žumer is an exceptional theoretician, pedagogue, co-worker, mentor and former ILCS president whose contributions were extremely important for the impressive development of the field of liquid crystal research. Read more >>


Andrej Zorko is the recipient of the 2022 Science Impact Award

July 6, 2022

Andrej Zorko from the Department of Condensed Matter Physic is the recipient of the External link opens in new tab or window2022 Science Impact Award for his work on quantum spin liquids. This award is given annually by the Science and Technology Facilities Council from the United Kingdom to celebrate the scientific impact of the research conducted at the ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory large-scale user facility in the last five years. Read more >>

Paper in Nature Communication

March 13, 2022

Researchers Aljaž Kavčič, dr. Maja Garvas, Matevž Marinčič and doc. dr. Matjaž Humar from the F5 department and dr. Boris Majaron from the F7 department of the Jožef Stefan Institute have, in collaboration with researchers from Graz University, published a paper in Nature Communications entitled External link opens in new tab or windowDeep tissue localization and sensing using optical microcavity probes. Read more >>


Article in Nature Materials

January 5, 2022

Associates of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics Tina Arh, Matej Pregelj, pHD, and prof. Andrej Zorko pHD, discovered the first realization of a quantum spin liquid on a Ising triangular-lattice antiferromagnet. They performed a large scale experimental study in collaboration with the researchers from the Slovenian Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics as well as researchers from India, Great Britain, France and the USA. The results were published in Nature Materials in the article External link opens in new tab or windowThe Ising triangular-lattice antiferromagnet neodymium heptatantalate as a quantum spin liquid candidate. In addition to being a significant scientific discovery, this discovery also has an important potential for the latest quantum technologies, as spin liquids are seen as one of the most perspective platforms in quantum computing. Read more >>