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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).

Complex field-stabilised nematic defect structures in Laguerre-Gaussian optical tweezers.

     Spontaneous formation and dynamics of half-skyrmions in a chiral liquid-crystal film in Nature Physics.
    10th Liquid Matter Conference highlighted in News from the EPS.
     10th Liquid Matter Conference co-organized by the group members.
     Visit from a PRX editor dr. Dario Corradini.
     Cross-talk between topological defects in different fields revealed by nematic microfluidics in PNAS.
     Žiga Kos receives Best Poster Award at 14th European Conference on Liquid Crystals.
     Hidden topological constellations and polyvalent charges in chiral nematic droplets in Nature Communications.
     Fractal nematic colloids in Nature Communications.

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