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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).


Electric field actuation in swollen liquid crystal elastomers.

News
     Microfluidic control over topological states in channel-confined nematic flows in Nature Communications.
     Electroshock tuning of photonic crystals in Nature Materials.
     Miha Ravnik receives Zois Recognition for important achievements in soft matter physics.
     Slobodan Žumer receives the Freéderiksz Medal of the Russian Liquid Crystal Society for his contribution in the field of Physics of Liquid Crystals.
     Topology of Three-Dimensional Active Nematic Turbulence Confined to Droplets in PRX.
     Spotting plants’ microfilament morphologies and nanostructures in PNAS.
     High-order elastic multipoles as colloidal atoms in Nature Communications.
     Dr. Guilhem Poy is awarded Marie Curie fellowship (in collaboration with S. Žumer).
     Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids in Science Advances.
     Žiga Kos PhD thesis defense .

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Group of Soft and Partially Ordered Matter, 2008
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