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Center for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
University of Maribor, Slovenia


The Center for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (CAMTP) was founded in June 1990 as a new research institute under the directorship of Professor Dr. Marko Robnik, also its present director, and became an independent academic institution (member) of the University of Maribor in July 1991. The financial support is provided by the Slovenian Research Agency. Its research activities and collaborations are strongly internationally oriented, and the institute now has already a number of external collaborators and research visitors from among the leading scientists in Slovenia and abroad.

The theoretical research program covers several dominant fields:

  1. Nonlinear dynamics of classical and quantum nonintegrable and chaotic systems (classical and quantum chaos)
  2. Selected chapters in mathematical physics
  3. Quantum field theories, theoretical high energy physics, string theories
  4. Dynamical systems and the theory of differential equations
  5. Computer algebra
  6. Intelligent systems and modelling of complex systems

CAMTP collaborates also with the University of Ljubljana, and has bilateral agreements and collaborations with several scientistst and institutions world-wide. The Center is one of the supporting and founding institutions of the international journal Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems (NPCS) which is published in Minsk, and recognized by the European Physical Society - its online version is maintained at CAMTP, and its mirrors at Dubna, Russia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and Yukawa Institute, Kyoto, Japan. CAMTP has bilateral projects funded by ARRS and foreign ministries or agencies with the following countries: Spain, Hungary, Turkey, Japan, China, USA.

The purpose of the Center is to carry out the theoretical research, to maintain the international academic relations and collaborations in these fields, and to educate young research students. CAMTP has excellent computer facilities. The Center is also the scientific organizer of the world-wide top-level international Summer Schools and Conferences Let's Face Chaos through Nonlinear Dynamics, held in 1993 and in 1994 at the University of Ljubljana, and in the years 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 at the University of Maribor. The next follow-up school (10th) was International Summer School LET'S FACE COMPLEXITY: New Bridges Between Physical and Social Sciences (click!), Como, Italy, 4-8 September 2017. CAMTP also organizes the European Advanced Studies Conferences (so far 8), the Japan-Slovenia Seminars on Nonlinear Science (so far 17), SOCRATES Workshops (so far 4) and the Christmas Symposia of Physicists in Maribor, every year since 2002, the next one - 20th- will be held in December 2023 (2020 and 2021 was cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic).

The members of the Center have collectively about 700 original research papers in international journals and more than 30.000 SCI citations. Professors Mirjam Cvetič, Marko Robnik and Valery Romanovski are members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg).

Theses and Research Positions Available

At CAMTP we offer a wide variety of topics for undergraduate and graduate theses in the area of theoretical physics. Prof. Marko Robnik can advise suitable candidates in nonlinear dynamics of classical and quantum chaos. Prof. Mirjam Cvetič can advise suitable candidates in the theoretical high energy physics, quantum field theory and string theories. Prof. Valery Romanovski can advise suitable candidates in the field of differential equations and dynamical systems. CAMTP offers working environment with all the necessary support, including computers, network access and library. After a successful completion of an undergraduate thesis work there exists a possibility for continuing graduate study of physics. There are openings for two positions of a young researcher, PhD students, under the advisors Professor Marko Robnik and Professor Valery Romanovski, for the period October 2023 - September 2027, financially supported by ARRS. Until now, Prof. Marko Robnik has advised four undergraduate theses, one master thesis, and eight doctoral theses, all of them very successfully with many publications in respected international journals. Prof. Valery Romanovski has advised three doctoral theses. Professor Mirjam Cvetič has advised more than 12 PhD students. Contact email is

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