Dr Zlatko Papic
- Position: Lecturer in Theoretical Physics
- Areas of expertise: quantum many-body physics; topological phases of matter; fractional quantum hall effect; graphene; many-body localisation; non-equilibrium quantum dynamics
- Email: Z.Papic@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3882
- Location: 9.73 EC Stoner
- Website: Personal home page | Googlescholar
I am a Lecturer in the Theoretical Physics Group at University of Leeds. I obtained my PhD at Université Paris Sud in 2010. I was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University (2010-2013), and a joint postdoctoral fellow between Perimeter Institute and Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo (2013-2015). My research spans condensed matter theory and quantum information.
- 03/2015-: Lecturer at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
- 2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow at Perimeter Institute and Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada
- 2010 – 2013: Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Princeton University, Princeton, USA (with prof. Duncan Haldane and prof. Ravin Bhatt)
- 2009 – 2010: Research Associate at Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia
- 2007-2010: PhD in Theoretical Physics at Universite Paris Sud, France and University of Belgrade, Serbia (jointly awarded)
Thesis: Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Multicomponent Systems
Supervisors: Dr. Mark Goerbig, Prof. Milica Milovanovic, and Dr. Nicolas Regnault
- 2000-2007: Undergraduate studies in Theoretical Physics (Bachelor and Masters Degree) at University of Belgrade, Serbia
- Introduction to many-body localisation, Workshop on “Localization in Quantum Systems” at King’s College London, June 2017
- Quantum Integrability from the Entanglement Spectrum, “Synthetic Quantum Matter” program at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara. December 2016
- Entanglement spectrum and emergent integrability in quantum many-body systems, Perimeter Institute, August 2016.
- Geometry and anisotropy in the fractional quantum Hall effect, Banff International Research Station, August 2016.
- Developer of an open-source C++ DiagHam project, Python, Mathematica, Fortran
- My research is supported by the EPSRC.
Referee for Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review X, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Annals of Physics, New Journal of Physics, Foundations of Physics, Royal Society Proceedings A, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Entropy
- School Liaison Officer
- Organiser of Theoretical Physics Group Seminar
My research focuses on quantum many-body phenomena, such as topological phases of matter, fractional quantum Hall effect, many-body localisation, etc. My research uses quantum information (in particular, concepts such as entanglement and matrix-product states or tensor networks) to study and numerically simulate emergent phases in condensed matter systems, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of interacting disordered systems, etc.
- PhD in Theoretical Physics, Universite Paris-Stud, France
- MSc Theoretical Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Current postgraduate research students
Postgraduate research opportunities
We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our research opportunities allow you to search for projects and scholarships.
Projects currently available:
- Anisotropic fractional quantum Hall effect (SUSTech candidates only)
- Many-body localisation
- Measuring, understanding and manipulating interactions in quantum systems: a novel machine learning approach