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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).

Chiral nematic droplet as viewed between crossed polars.

     Žiga Kos PhD thesis defense .
     Shun Wang PhD thesis defense .
     doc. dr. Simon Čopar receives Prometej award.
     Monday physics colloquium, doc. dr. S. Čopar: Patterning of liquid crystal textures.
     Elusive torque sensed by liquid crystals in Nature.
     Simon Čopar receives Certificate of recognition for young higher education teachers and staff.
     Mosaics of topological defects in micropatterned liquid crystal textures in Science Advances.
     Jure Aplinc PhD thesis defense .
     Simon Čopar successfully co-leads the organisation of 2018 European Union Science Olympiad .

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Group of Soft and Partially Ordered Matter, 2008
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