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Zlatko Papic

Zlatko PapicPersonal data

  • Family name, First name: Papic, Zlatko
  • ResearcherID: K-6714-2013
  • Languages: Serbian, English, French, Russian
  • Google Scholar

Contact information

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

Room: 3.16C Bragg Building


  • 10/2023-: Professor of Theoretical Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 10/2019-10/2023: Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 03/2015-09/2019: Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute and Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada
  • 2010 - 2013: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Princeton University, Princeton, USA (with prof. Duncan Haldane and prof. Ravin Bhatt)
  • 2009 - 2010: Research Associate, 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

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


  • My research is supported by the EPSRC.

Referee Service

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

Some photos

With former and current students at the Royal Society workshop at Chicheley Hall (February 2017). Left to right: Chris Turner, Tom O'Brien, Sonika Johri, and ZP.

Discussing localization with prof. Vladimir Dobrosavljevic at KCL workshop (June 2017)

With Songyang Pu, Ajit C Balram and Tanmay Bhore (from left to right) (October 2022).