The Division of Theoretical Physics, University of Zagreb, is Croatia's flagship research center in the field of theoretical physics, in particular in atomic and nuclear physics, optics and photonics, physics of condensed matter, and biophysics. Members of the Division of Theoretical Physics publish their frontier research work in leading international scientific journals, including journals with the highest impact factor, Nature, Cell, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A,B,C,E, etc. By their quality and originality, a large number of publications attracted remarkable interest in the international scientific community (since 2012 more than 800 citations yearly, ISI Web of Knowledge). Due to successes in research work, members of the Division regularly participate as invited speakers and active participants at prestigious international conferences and lead a number of competitive research projects and agreements on international scientific cooperation. In 2013, the funds contracted within research projects amount around 2.5 million HRK.
The Division of Theoretical Physics represents a premier educational and research center of choice for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. It benefits greatly from modern computer cluster system established by the members of the Division, and it is in close proximity to computing resources at the University Computer Center (SRCE) and Croatian National Grid Infrastructure (CRO-NGI). The Division of Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics is located in one of the most attractive areas of Zagreb, in the proximity to the heart of the city and natural park Medvednica including the ski resort Sljeme. Its location provides easy access to diverse beautiful areas in Croatia, including the Adriatic sea with more than 1000 islands. The Division of Theoretical Physics welcomes outstanding graduate and Ph.D. students who can identify their strengths in theoretical physics, researchers from all over the world, values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.