General Information

Workshop Venue

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Physics located in the northen part of Zagreb. There are frequent bus lines from the city center to the location of the Institute of Physics.

For further information please consult the Workshop Venue page.


Croatian visa is not generally necessary for participants from most countries, but we suggest that you ask your travel agent to check or you can find out on this web-page of Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.


On-site registration will be open on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, from 17:00-19:00 in the lobby of the hotel ARCOTEL Allegra.

For further information please consult the Registration and Program pages.

Leontić Anniversary

...leontic... The workshop will take the opportunity of celebrating Prof Leontić, one of the most prominent scientists of Croatia.

Boran Leontić was born August 3 1928 in Split (Croatia), where he finished the Primary School and five grades of the Secondary School (Gymnasium). Continued his education in London (G.B.) where he graduated from the Secondary School and the first year of Physics and Chemistry at the University of London. He graduated (B.Sc.) in physics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) and Mathematics of the University of Zagreb in 1951. He obtained a PhD degree in Physics at the University of Manchester (GB) in 1954. From 1954 to 1957 he was an assistant professor at the Department of Physics at FNS (Zagreb). From 1957 to 1963 he worked at CERN in Geneva (CH) and from 1963 to 1968 at Brookhaven Natl. Lab. (BNL) in Upton (USA). Since 1968 he is professor at FNS, University of Zagreb where he acted as head of the Experimental Physics Division until 1978. During the same period he was Director of the Institute of Physics of the University (IFS) where he also led the Section of the Physics of Metals II.

Together with his collaborators he developed the method of continuous rapid solidification (R.Q.) and discovered localised spin fluctuations in the samples obtained by R.Q. Together with E. Babić he shares the Ruđer Bošković Prize (1974). Since 1986 he has done research on high-temperature superconductors and transport properties of amorphous and disordered systems.

In 1998 the University of Zagreb nominated him Professor Emeritus of Physics. He was awarded the Order of "Danica hrvatska" with the image of Ruđer Bošković. In 2000 he received the State Prize for lifetime work.

The Workshop Poster and the Flyer

The workshop poster and the flyer can be downloaded from here and here.