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prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Buljan

Title: Full Professor
Function:Head of the Division for Theoretical Physics
Location: 425
Public phone number:4605591
Internal phone number:5591
Cellphone number:091 460 5902
E-mail: E-mail
Personal web page: http://www.phy.pmf.unizg.hr/~hbuljan/
Department: Theoretical Physics Department
Graduation year:1997
PhD graduation year:2002
Employed in this institution since:1998



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List of select publications

1. Wang, Z., Wang, X., Hu, Z. et al. H. Buljan, "Sub-symmetry-protected topological states". Nat. Phys. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02011-9

2. Xia, Shiqi; Jukic, Dario; Wang, Nan; et al. H. Buljan, "Nontrivial coupling of light into a defect: the interplay of nonlinearity and topology", LIGHT-SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS 9,147 (2020).

3. Tena Dubček, Colin J. Kennedy, Ling Lu, Wolfgang Ketterle, Marin Soljačić, and Hrvoje Buljan, "Weyl Points in Three-Dimensional Optical Lattices: Synthetic Magnetic Monopoles in Momentum Space", Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 225301 (2015)

4. M. Jablan. M. Soljačić, and H. Buljan, “Plasmons in graphene: Fundamental properties and potential applications” Proceedings of the IEEE 101, 1689 (2013)

5. M. Jablan, H. Buljan, and M. Soljačić, "Plasmonics in graphene at infra-red frequencies," Phys. Rev. B 80, 245435 (2009). 

6. H. Buljan, R. Pezer, and T. Gasenzer, "Fermi-Bose transformation for a time-dependent Lieb-Liniger gas," Phy. Rev. Lett. 100, 080406 (2008).

7. R. Pezer and H. Buljan, "Momentum distribution dynamics of a Tonks-Girardeau gas: Bragg reflections of a quantum many-body wave packet" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 240403 (2007).

8. H. Buljan, M. Segev, and A. Vardi,  "Incoherent matter-wave solitons and pairing instability in an attracivelly interacting Bose-Einstein condensate", Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 180401 (2005).

9. H. Buljan, O. Cohen, J.W. Fleischer, T. Schwartz, M. Segev, Z.H. Musslimani, N.K. Efremidis, and D.N. Christodoulides, "Random-phase solitons in nonlinear periodic lattices" Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 223901 (2004).

10. H. Buljan and V. Paar, "Many hole interactions and the average lifetimes of chaotic transients that precede controlled periodic motion" Phys. Rev. E 63, 066205 (2001).

Past employments

  • Professor; Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia,  (2013-)
  • Visiting professor at Nankai University China (April 2019- September 2019)
  • Visiting scientist at Massachussets Institute of Technology (October 2018-March 2019)
  • Associate Professor; Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia,  (2009-2013)
  • Assistant Professor; Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia,  (2004-2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow; Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel,  (2002-2004)


Previous institutional responsibilities

  • Vice-dean for Science 2016 - 2018, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • Chairman of the Department 2014 - 2016, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • Deputy Chairman of the Department 2012 - 2014, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb