Departments of the Institute

Departement
of Mesoscopic Physics

wing J, ground floor
head: prof. dr hab. Józef Barnaś

The Department of Mesoscopic Physics was established in 2002 on the initiative of prof. Józef Barnaś. The research conducted in the Department concerns the theoretical investigations within spintronics, nanomagnetism and mesoscopic physics. The emphasize is on transport properties, magnetization dynamics, spin-orbit effects, current induced magnetic switching, correlation and topological effects in various magnetic nanostructures.

Department
of Nonlinear Optics

wing G, second floor
head: dr hab. Krzysztof Grygiel, prof. UAM

The department develops research on quantum systems, both in terms of their basic properties and in the context of applications to quantum information engineering; quantum cryptography, quantum algoritms, quantum gates ect.
Research is also conducted in the field of quantum optics, primarily various issues of atom-field interaction, cavity and circuit QED and dynamics of nonlinear quantum optical systems.

Department
of Physics of Nanostructures

wing G, first and second floor
head: dr hab. Jarosław W. Kłos, prof. UAM

The Department conducts theoretical, numerical and experimental research on the dynamics of magnetization and elastic deformation. The particular attention is paid to the spin waves in magnonic nanostructures and magnetic nanotextures, as well as surface acoustic waves on periodically decorated surfaces. The numerical works on photonic and plasmonic systems are also carried out by the group. The team is experienced in various numerical techniques for the simulations of wave dynamics in continuous media and in the measurements of the dispersion relations of phonons and magnons, using the spectrometry of Brillouin light scattering.

Department
of Theory of Condensed Matter

wing D, first floor
head: prof. dr hab. Tomasz Kostyrko

The Department of Condensed Matter Theory, under an earlier name: Division of Theory of Solids, was founded in 1968, with prof. Leon Kowalewski as its first head, later substituted by prof. Roman Micnas (in 1998). The research was initially concerned with theory of magnetism, and next it expanded to include studies of electronic 4f and 3d narrow band systems, superconductivity, fundamental problems of statistical physics, and biophysics. One of its main achievements was development of a theory of superconductivity with local pairing (chiefly by R. Micnas). Presently the work of the department is focused on systems of strongly correlated fermions and bosons, optical lattices and nanosystems.