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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).

Distorsion induced electric potential in a nematic liquid crystal confined to a droplet.

     Slobodan Žumer receives Zois Award for lifetime achievements.
     Slobodan Žumer awarded APS Fellowship.
     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.

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