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Our research is focused on topics in theoretical soft matter physics, such as colloids, active matter, 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).


Chiral nematic droplet as viewed between crossed polars.

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We developed an easy-to-use open-source software for polarised optical microscopy going beyond the Jones method. For more details, see Open-source software

News
     Blue phase III: Topological fluid of skyrmions in PRX.
     Miha Ravnik receives Slovenian research agency (ARRS) award for exelence in science (Odlični v znanosti). .
     Topological liquid crystal superstructures as structured light lasers in PNAS.
     Urban Mur. PhD thesis defense .
     Miha Ravnik receives the Blinc Award for physicists at the beginning of their career.
     Nika Kralj receives the best poster pitch (Active coarsening dynamics) award at the FLC2021 conference.
     Ionically charged topological defects in nematic fluids in PRX.
     Control of Light by Topological Solitons in Soft Chiral Birefringent Media in PRX receives a physics focus story.
     Chirality-Enhanced Periodic Self-Focusing of Light in Soft Birefringent Media in PRL.
     Mitja Zidar PhD thesis defense .
     Anja Pusovnik PhD thesis defense .
     Three-Dimensional Active Defect Loops in Physical Review Letters.

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