T. Ban and PhD students

partook in a TV report on the time measurement and atomic clocks. Report was broadcast as a part of a show “Školski sat” on the national television. December 2018.

Our new paper

Cooling of atoms using an optical frequency comb is accepted for publishing in Scientific Repors. December 2018.

PhD position available

We offer fully funded PhD position as a four years contract starting in March 2019, working on the project Frequency comb cooling of atoms, led by dr. Damir Aumiler.

T. Ban gave a talk about

Optical tweezers and Chirped Pulse Amplification, as a part of series of lectures about 2018 Nobel prizes at Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, Croatia. October 2018.

I. Krešić published new paper

with his colleagues from Scotland and France titled: “Magnetic phase diagram of light-mediated spin structuring in cold atoms“. October 2018.

D. Kovačić participated in

Les Houches predoc school on Ultracold fermions in France from 1.-12. October 2018. and presented recent work on Frequency comb laser cooling.

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. Today they are exploring interacting ultracold atomic gases in synthetic magnetic fields and searching for the anyon signatures. You can find more about their studies at the project pages.

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.