Theoretical Physics


Personal data

Family name, First name: Papic, Zlatko

ResearcherID: K-6714-2013

Languages: Serbian, English, French, Russian


Contact information

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Room: 9.73
Phone: +44 (113) 343 3882










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)

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


Research interests


I am a condensed matter theorist working on topological phases, graphene, fractional quantum Hall effect, quantum information concepts such as entanglement and matrix-product states/tensor networks used to describe condensed matter systems, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of interacting disordered systems, etc.


Programming skills

Developer of an open-source C++ DiagHam project, Python, Mathematica, Fortran



Referee for Science, 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