Research

Departmental research is devoted to experimental studies of elementary particles, to reveal the ultimate building blocks of matter and the nature of the interactions between them. Experiments are carried out within large collaborative programmes at international centres for particle physics at CERN near Geneva and at KEK in Tsukuba. The Department is also engaged in developing and applying the technologically advanced particle detectors, which are demanded by such measurements. Astroparticle physics is an emerging field applying experimental techniques of particle physics to solve astrophysical problems. Slovenian researchers are participating in measurements of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with the Pierre Auger observatory spread over a surface of 3000 km2 near Malargue in Argentina.

National programmes

Experimental Particle Physics

Period: 1.1.2022 - 31.12.2027
Head: Borut Paul Kerševan

Multimessenger astrophysics

Period: 1.1.2022 - 31.12.2027
Head: Samo Stanič

Experimental Particle Physics

Period: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2021
Head: Mikuž Marko

Astroparticle physics

Period: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2021
Head: Stanič Samo

Medical physics

Period: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2021
Head: Jeraj Robert

National and international projects

Upgrade of the ATLAS Tracker for High-Luminosity LHC

Period: 1.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Head: Marko Mikuž

Application of Machine Learning Methods in the Data Analysis at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) J1-3010

Period: 1.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Head: Borut Paul Kerševan

Atmospheric remote sensing for Cherenkov Telescope Array and its impact on science from large sky survey observations J1-3011

Period: 1.10.2021 - 30.09.2024
Head: Samo Stanič

Metabolic brain characteristics in neurodegenerative dementia syndromes and its correlation with histopathological brain changes

Period: 1.9.2020 - 31.08.2023
Head: Maja Trošt

Advanced detector for Time-of-Flight PET based on Cherenkov radiation

Period: 1.7.2019 - 30.06.2022
Head: Korpar Samo

Development of High Granularity Timing Detector for ATLAS experiment

Period: 1.7.2019 - 30.9.2022

Head: Gregor Kramberger

Advanced hadron identification methods for Belle II

Period: 1.7.2018 - 30.06.2021
Head: Križan Peter

Depleted CMOS Sensors for the ATLAS Tracker Upgrade and Future Collider Experiments

Period: 1.7.2018 - 30.06.2021
Head: Mikuž Marko


Past projects