Curriculum vitae

Born: April 5, 1968, ©ibenik (Croatia)
Research interests
Elementary particle physics and cosmology, active research focused on:
 string theory
 classical and quantum gravity, black holes
 anomalies in quantum field theory
 higherspin theories
 lowdimensional quantum field theory and spin chains
Education

University education: 19881994, Faculty of Science (PMF), University
of Zagreb  Bachelor of Science (Physics). Diploma thesis: Bethe
Ansatz and Spin Chains; advisor: prof. dr. Silvio Pallua.
 19951998: PhD student, University of Zagreb, Theoretical Physics
Department
 1998: Master of Natural Sciences (advisor: prof. dr. Silvio
Pallua; title of the thesis: Quantum Group Invariant Spin Chain
and Conformal Field Theory)
 1999: Doctor of Natural Sciences (advisor: prof. dr. Silvio
Pallua; title of the thesis: Massive Thirring and SineGordon
Models)
 Physics schools and courses:

34. Internationale Universitätswochen für Kern und
Teilchen Physik ``LowDimensional Models in Statistical Physics and
Quantum Field Theory'', Schladming, Austria, March 411, 1995
 Spring School and Workshop on String Theory, Gauge Theory
and
Quantum Gravity, ICTP Trieste, Italy, March 27  April 7,
1995
 Triangle Graduate School in Particle Physics '95,
Raach,
Austria, September 2530, 1995
 Spring School and Workshop on String Theory, Gauge Theory
and
Quantum Gravity, ICTP Trieste, Italy, March 1829, 1996
 Triangle Graduate School '96, Prague, Czech
Republic, September 210, 1996
 38. Internationale Universitätswochen für Kern und
Teilchen
Physik ``Geometry and Quantum Physics'', Schladming, Austria,
January 916, 1999
Working experience
 2016now : Full Professor at the Department of Physics,
University of Rijeka
 20102016: Head of Theoretical Physics and
Astrophysics Division, University of Rijeka  Department of Physics
 20092010: ViceHead of the Department of Physics,
University of Rijeka
 20092016: Associate Professor at the Department of Physics,
University of Rijeka
 20072009: Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics,
University of Rijeka
 20032007: Assistant Professor at the Theoretical Physics
Department, Faculty of Science (PMF), University of Zagreb
 19952003: Research/Teaching assistant at the Theoretical
Physics Department, Faculty of Science (PMF), University of Zagreb
Membership in scientific bodies
 National Council for Natural Sciences (20092013)
 Strategy Board (Univ. of Rijeka)
 Council of Science (Univ. of Rijeka)
Research publications
Teaching responsibilities
 Teaching at the Department of Physics, University of Rijeka:
 Electrodynamics
 General Relativity
 Selected Topics on Elementary Particle Physics
 Quantum Field Theory
 Teaching at the University of Zagreb (PhD studies in
Elementary Particles Physics):
 In the past years:
 Elementary Particle Physics 1 (Univ. Rijeka)
 Mathematical Methods in Physics 2 (Univ. Rijeka)
 Physics and Biophysics (Faculty of Medicine, Univ. Rijeka)
 Differential Equations and Dynamical systems (Univ. Zagreb)
 Symbolic Languages  Mathematica
 Seminar in Statistical Physics
 Classical Electrodynamics (exercises)
 Astrophysics and Cosmology (exercises)
 Classical Mechanics I (exercises)
 Electromagnetic waves and optics (exercises)
 Statistical Mechanics (exercises)
Fellowships
 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (20042006)  Albert
Einstein Institut, Golm (Potsdam), Germany
 Return Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
(20062007)
Research visits

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
(ICTP), Trieste, Italy,
October 110, 1997; March 26  April 7, 2000
 CERN  Theory Division, Geneve,
Switzerland, May 29  June 9, 2000
 International School For Advanced Studies
(SISSAISAS), Trieste, Italy,
April 1  July 1, 2001
 MaxPlanckInstitut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert Einstein Institut), Golm
(Potsdam), Germany, October 20  November 20, 2002
 International School For Advanced Studies
(SISSAISAS), Trieste, Italy,
August 1  October 15, 2003
 Universita degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica,
Italy, October 17  December 19, 2003
 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
(ICTP), Trieste, Italy,
February 15  28, 2004
 International School For Advanced Studies
(SISSAISAS), Trieste, Italy,
May 25  June 24, 2004
 MaxPlanckInstitut für Gravitationsphysik
(Albert Einstein Institut), Golm
(Potsdam), Germany, September 1, 2004  March 1, 2006
Conference participation
(For published contributions to conference proceedings see here.)

7th Adriatic Meeting on Particle Physics: Perspectives in
Particle Physics, Islands of Brijuni, Croatia, September 1320
1994
 Conference on Recent Developments in Statistical Mechanics
and
Quantum Field Theory, ICTP Trieste, Italy, April 1012, 1995
 Second Trieste Conference on Recent Developments in
Statistical
Field Theory, ICTP Trieste, Italy, March 1315, 1996
 Conference on Phenomenological Aspects of Superstring
Theories, ICTP Trieste, Italy, October 24, 1997
 Triangle Seminar on Particle Physics, Vienna, Austria,
November 2829, 1997
 Nuclear and Particle Physics with CEBAF at Jefferson Lab
Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, November 310, 1998
 Spring Workshop on Superstrings and Related Matters,
ICTP
Trieste, Italy, March 2230, 1999
 Central European Triangle Symposium on
Particle Physics,
Zagreb, Croatia, June 1719, 1999
 Spring Workshop on Superstrings and Related Matters,
ICTP
Trieste, Italy, March 27  April 4, 2000
 Noncommutative YangMills Theories Conference,
Bayrischzell (Germany), March 30  April 2, 2001
 NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Statistical Field
Theories, Villa Olmo, Como (Italy), June 1823, 2001
 8th Adriatic Meeting: Particle Physics in the New
Millenium, Dubrovnik (Croatia), September 414, 2001
 EURESCO Conference on Particle Physics and Gravitation,
Bad Herrenalb (Germany), June 16, 2002
 9th Adriatic Meeting: Particle Physics and the Universe,
Dubrovnik (Croatia), September 414, 2003
 Strings 04, College de France, Paris (France), June 28 
July 2, 2004
 Southeastern European Workshop on Challenges Beyond the
Standard Model, Vrnjacka Banja (Serbia and Montenegro), 19  23
May,
2005
 Alexander von Humboldt Conference: Advances in Physics and
Astrophysics of the 21st Century, Varna (Bulgaria), 6  11
September, 2005
 Mini meeting on Black Holes and Topological Strings,
SISSA
Trieste (Italy), 20  22 November 2006
 SEENETMTP Workshop SQ2007: New methods in string theory and
quantization, Ni¹ (Serbia), March 22  26, 2007
 Strings 07, Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CS,
Madrid (Spain), June 2529, 2007
 BW2007 3. Southeastern European Workshop: Challenges Beyond
the Standard Model, DjerdapKladovo (Srbija), September 29,
2007
 5. Znanstveni sastanak Hrvatskog fizikalnog drustva,
Primosten, 58. listopad 2007.
 CroatianGerman Bilateral Symposium: DFG & NZZ (NFS)
Workshop on Field Theory, Noncommutative Geometry and Strings,
Zagreb (Croatia), November 911, 2007
 34. International Conference on High Energy Physics
(ICHEP08), Philadelphia, PA (USA), July 29  August 5, 2008
 Workshop on Black Holes in General Relativity and String
Theory, Veli Losinj (Croatia), August 2430, 2008
 Strings 09, Rome (Italy), June 2226, 2009
 6. Znanstveni sastanak Hrvatskog fizikalnog drustva,
Primosten, 811. listopad 2009.
 GoranFest: the joy of making physics, Split (Croatia),
June 912, 2010.
 Workshop on Black Holes in Supergravity and M/Superstring
Theory, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert
Einstein Institute), Potsdam (Germany), 1012 September 2012.
 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Classical and Quantum Gravity,
Veli Losinj (Croatia), June 915, 2013.
 10th Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
(CosPa 2014), Auckland (New Zealand), December 812, 2014.
 Aspects of Gauge and String Theories, SISSA Trieste (Italy),
July 12, 2015.
 Cosmic acceleration, Kavli IPMU, Kashiwanoha (Tokyo, Japan),
September 2021, 2015.
 Workshop on Topics in Three Dimensional Gravity,
Abdus Salam ICTP Trieste (Italy), March 2124, 2016.
 Workshop on Mathematical Physics, ICTPSAIFR (IFTUNESP)
Sao Paolo (Brazil), June 1617, 2016.
 31st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in
Physics, CBPF Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), June 1925, 2016.
 Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory (PIRT)  2017,
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow (Russian federation), July 36,2017.
Last update: 30122015