Department of Physics
Faculty of Science
University of Zagreb
Bijenička c. 32
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Department of Physics includes outstanding scientific and educational performance and integration in the European Research Area as a recognizable regional center for research and work at university-level in physics. Promotes science in the Republic of Croatia, and at the local community level, participates in the developing of educational program for teaching of physics in primary and secondary education, and contribute to the technological development of Croatia
there are 555 students enrolled in 6 programmes of the integral
undergraduate and graduate study of physics (research physics,
educational physics, educational physics and computer science,
educational physics and technology, educational physics and chemistry,
educational mathematics and physics) and 140 students in doctoral study. The current academic staff of the
Department consist of 48 teachers and 38 lecturers, assistans or
students in the postgraduate doctoral study in physics.
Department of Physics promote scientific excellence through participation at internationally
relevant and competitive researches - both basic and applied ones.
Develop innovative educational programs based on research and the latest
scientific discoveries. Participate in the European
Research Area with
Croatian researchers and students as equal participants.
Departmental teaching facilities include 2 lecture halls, 4 medium classrooms, library with reading rooms, 2 computer labs, 7 student laboratory classrooms, 3 seminar rooms, workshop and a dozen of advanced research laboratories. Central Library for Physics has more than 15,000 books and 500 journals. Scientific collection has few thousands of devices and books.
Experimental Physics Division has particular interest in
experimental solid state physics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear
physics, and physics of medium and high energy, astrophysics, biophysics
and methodology of educational physics.
Beginnings of university-level teaching of physics in Zagreb reaches back to 17th century. The first professor was Stjepan Glavač (1627-1680), and Physics was lectured for the first time in 1664. The teaching of physics continued in the same intensity even after 1669 when the Jesuit Academy in Zagreb has obtained the rights and privileges as a University.
Theoretical Physics Division is Croatia's flagship research center in the field of theoretical physics, in particular in atomic and nuclear physics, optics and photonics, physics of condensed matter, and biophysics. Members of the Division publish their frontier research work in leading international scientific journals and lead a number of competitive research projects and agreements on international scientific cooperation.
Theoretical Physics Division of Particles and Fields covers research
subjects Gravitation and black holes and Phenomenology of elementary
particles and fields. Research projects are Graparion - Gravity and
parity violation and MIAU - Matter and Interactions at Accelerators and
A paper in Scientific Reports 5, 14761 (2015) presents for the first time measurement of the hyperfine magnetic field in magnetic material based on carbon.
We have shown that plasmons in graphene facilitate extremely strong nonlinear optical interactions, even at the few-quantum level.
Here we develop a physical model that describes how kinesin-8 motors affect nuclear centering by promoting a microtubule catastrophe.
Diluted magnetic semiconductors possessing intrinsic static magnetism at high temperatures represent a promising class of multifunctional materials with high application potential in spintronics and magneto-optics.
A novel heterometallic oxalate-based compound, made of a 3D anionic network is used as a single-source precursor for preparation of the mixed-metal oxide CoMn2O4 through its thermal decomposition.
We consider dc-electronic transport through a nanowire suspended between two normal-metal leads in the presence of an external magnetic field.
The integral cross section of the 12C(n,p)12B reaction has been determined for the first time in the neutron energy range from threshold to several GeV at the n_TOF facility at CERN.
We report systematic 17O-NMR measurements on the high-Tc cuprate (CaxLa1−x)(Ba1.75−xLa0.25+x)Cu3Oy.
We theoretically predict synthetic Lorentz force for classical (cold) atomic gases, which is based on the Doppler effect and radiation pressure.