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Prof. Dr. Peter Krizan                                                                            Slovenska verzija


Field of Research

Experimental High Energy Physics, Detector development

Period: 1979-87
  • Field: Experimental low-energy pion-pion scattering, CP violation
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana and CERN, Geneva (OMICRON Collaboration), stays at Rutherford and Appleton Laboratory and University of Oxford, Nuclear Physics Lab., UK.
  • Period: 1987 ->
  • Field: ARGUS experiment: ARGUS collaboration took data until 1993 at the DORIS collider.
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, and DESY, Hamburg.
  • Period: 1990 ->
  • Field: Detector development: development of photon detectors and electronics for ring imaging Cerenkov (RICH) counters: HERA-B RICH and a novel type of proximity focusing RICH counter for Belle with aerogel as radiator.
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana,  DESY, Hamburg, KEK, Tsukuba.
  • Period: 1992 ->
  • Field: HERA-B experiment at the HERA proton ring at DESY: measure rare processes in systems of D and B mesons.
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, and DESY, Hamburg.
  • Period: 2001 ->
  • Field: Belle experiment, vertex detector R+D, preparation of a particle identification system upgrade, measurements of CKM matrix elements, rare decays, D0 mixing, time dependent CP violation measurements.
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, and KEK laboratory, Tsukuba.
  • Period: 2006 ->
  • Field: Research and development of novel detectors for medical imaging
  • Place: J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana.
  • Period: 2008 ->
  • Field: Belle-II experiment, prepapration of precision measurements of rare processes in B, D and tau decays.
  • Place: KEK laboratory, Tsukuba.
  • Published papers, inspire format

    Recent reports, talks

    Books (coeditor, editor)


    Teaching

    Various courses at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciencies and Technology and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

    Coordinator of a master study program in Medical physics.

    A course on CP violation and B physics at the University of Barcelona (May 2005).

    A course on Flavor Physics at B-factories and Hadron Colliders at the University of Tokyo (June 2006).

    Short courses at summer schools, conferences


    Popular talks (in Slovenian):
    List of selected talks
    Where did the anti-matter go?, video of the lecture at videolectures.net
    Public lecture for the Slovenian parlament, March 30, 2009 in the framework of the project Znanje žanje, video of the lecture at videolectures.net, full video of the lecture (170MB) .
    TV interview, Gains of knowledge, December 2008, video recorded at videolectures.net.

    Popular articles: Physics World, July 2012, Science, July 2008, Mladina, September 2008 (in Slovenian, 1, 2), Interview, Vecer (newspaper), February 2012 (pdf version).

    Supervisor of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. Looking for a thesis topic, seminar, summer student work?


    Employment, Positions and Appointments

    University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    from 1980 to 1991, assistant, Faculty for Natural Sciences and Technology, Department for Physics
    from 1992 to 1997, assistant professor, Faculty for Natural Sciences and Technology, Department for Physics
    1997 to 2002, associate professor, Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, Department for Physics.
    from 2002, professor, Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, Department for Physics.
    2001-2003 Deputy head of the Department of Physics.
    2003-2005
    Head of the Department of Physics, vice-dean of the Faculty of mathematics and physics
    J.Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    from 1982 to 1987, postgraduate researcher (part time)
    from 1987, research position (part time)

    Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    from 2017 member (extraordinary)

    Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg.
    1989-90 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
    1998 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow - Follow-up
    1992-2000 HERA-B experiment: RICH subsystem co-coordinator and Heavy Flavour Working Group co-coordinator
    KEK, Tsukuba, Japan.
    2002- Belle experiment: member of the Executive board
    2008-2009 Belle-II: chair of the Interim Steering Committee and technical co-coordinator
    2009-2013 Belle-II: spokesperson of the collaboration
    2015- Belle-II: acting technical coordinator

    KMI, University of Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan.
    2014- World Resarch Unit for Heavy Flavor Particle Physics, visiting professor

    Nuclear Instruments and Methods A (NIMA):
    from 2010 editor.

    Journal of Instrumentation (JINST):
    from 2006 editor, 2007-2008 assistant director.


    Awards, distinctions

    2017 extraordinary member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    2008 Zois award
    2002 Zois distinction, photo, avi presentation

    Committees

    Journal editorial boards


    Conference Committees

    • Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the Third Biennial Conference on Low-Energy Antiproton Physics, LEAP 94, Bled, Slovenia, September 12-17, 1994.
    • Director of the ICFA 95 School, Instrumentation in Elementary Particle Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 3-15, 1995.
    • Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the 6th International Conference on B-Physics at Hadron Machines, BEAUTY'99, Bled, Slovenia, June 21-25, 1999.
    • Member of the International advisory committee of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors , DESY, Hamburg, October 1-5, 2001.
    • Member of the conference committees, session organizer, session chair and short course organizer at the IEEE NSS conferences 1997 (Toronto), 2000 (Lyon), 2002 (Norfolk), 2003 (Portland), 2004 (Rome), 2008 (Dresden).
    • Member of the International advisory committee of the RICH conference series, member of the Local organizing committees of RICH 2007 and RICH 2013
    • Member of the International advisory committee of the Vienna Conference on Instrumentation conference series.
    • Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the 5th Flavour Physics and CP Violation Conference FPCP07, Bled, Slovenia, May 12-16, 2007.
    • Co-chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Lepton Photon 2015 Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 17-22, 2015.
    • Co-chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the 9th International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Counters RICH2016, Bled, Slovenia, September 2016.
    • Co-chairman of the workshop Flavour Physics with High-Luminosity Experiments, MIAPP, Muenchen, november 2016.

    Memberships

    Slovenian Mathematical, Physical and Astronomical Society
    European Physical Society

    Degrees

    B.Sc. in Physics at University of Ljubljana, 1980
    Subject of the thesis:Influence of adsorption upon sound reflection (published paper).
    M.Sc. in Physics at University of Ljubljana, 1984
    Subject of the thesis: Track finding and analysis in the reaction pi- p -> pi pi N, (published paper).
    Ph.D. in Physics at University of Ljubljana, 1987
    Subject of the thesis: Two-pion interaction from the measurement of the reaction pi+ p -> pi+ pi+ n, (published paper).

    Last update July 2015