T. Ban participated in

26th ICAP in Barcelona, Spain. July 2018.

Mateo Kruljac defended his Master thesis

Coherent effects in a cold atomic gas” @PMF Zagreb, July 2018. Congratulations!

PhD students participated in conferences.

D. Kovačić participated in BETS school in Torun, Poland, while D. Buhin participated in the YAO conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

D. Kovačić joined MeCombO

experimental team as s PhD student, March 2018.

Visit of Prof. Thorsten Ackemann from Strathclyde

Prof. Thorsten Ackemann from the University of Strathclyde visited our Institute from 14-16 March 2018. He also held a seminar about his work in Glasgow.

Neven Šantić defended his PhD dissertation

“Synthetic Lorentz force for neutral cold atoms”, February 15, 2018. Congratulations!

Research activities in the field of cold atoms in Croatia take place at the Department of Physics, University of Zagreb and the Institute of Physics in Zagreb.


Theoretical studies on cold atoms at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb  have started in 2005. with the focus on nonequilibrium dynamics of one-dimensional Bose gases.

Experimental studies are taking place at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb where the first operating magneto-optical trap in south-eastern Europe was realized in 2011. The research is focused on exploring the interaction of femtosecond pulses with cold rubidium atoms.