Physics of Soft and Partially Ordered Matter - Theory and simulation group




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Our research is focused on topics in theoretical soft matter physics, such as colloids, liquid crystals, granular matter, and liquid crystal elastomers. The approaches include macroscopic phenomenology (Landau-de Gennes, Leslie-Ericksen, and similar), topology, and microscopic molecular modeling (lattice and off-lattice Monte Carlo).


Two boojum defects close to a spherical colloid.

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     Simon Čopar receives Glenn Brown Prize and Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem prize.
     Quasicrystalline tilings with platelets in PNAS.
     Recent publication in Physics Reports.
     Knitting in cholesteric droplets in Nature Communications.
     Mutually tangled colloidal knots in Nature Materials.

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Group of Soft and Partially Ordered Matter, 2008
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