Institute of Physics Belgrade


The Institute of Physics Belgrade, a National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, is a first-class research institution dedicated to the study of physics and related disciplines. The research conducted here into the fundamental mechanisms of nature is of immense value to the scientific, educational, cultural, and the overall socioeconomic development of Serbia.

Founded in 1961, the Institute of Physics was a product of a surge in physics research in postwar Yugoslavia. The initiative for its founding came from Aleksandar Milojević, a renowned university professor, based on the need, at the time increasingly evident, to unify all non-nuclear physics research endeavors into a single institution. The Institute of Physics was born.

Committed to continuous reexamination, and to kinship, governed by an openness to new ideas and personal betterment, it went through perilous times, but also years of growth and moments of startling discovery. By developing a network of allies and collaborators, the Institute of Physics has launched, strengthened and supported numerous laudable initiatives in Serbia and the wider region.

As a national institute of the Republic of Serbia, the first that has acquired this status; the Institute is currently a breeding ground of physics, where excellence in science, openness towards technological ideas and innovativeness in education are promoted.

The Institute fosters close ties with leading scientific institutions in Serbia, as well as across Europe and the world. Particularly notable is the cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research – CERN. Moreover, the Institute’s strategic partners include Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Research (INFN) and DESY, the largest scientific facility in Germany.

Owing to its unique spirit, state-of-the-art research and fruitful innovations, the Institute of Physics is recognized today in Serbia as a leading national research institution, in the region as a center of excellence, and in Europe and globally as a trustworthy partner and a relevant research center.


The Institute of Physics hosts four national and European Centers of Excellence. The groups and laboratories, which have gained this prestigious status, focus their work and prioritize certain research topics. Each of the four centres pursues one of the dominant research directions out of six that the Institute conducts.

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Research is conducted in 25 laboratories equipped for high grade work in physics and related fields. In addition, it is the home of two spin-off companies, and an Innovation Center.

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There are around 200 members of research staff at the Institute, with as many as 36 per cent of them graded A1. On average, ten new PhDs are awarded annually. Particularly of note is the fact that dozens of our best researchers have returned to Serbia from various posts abroad in order to work at the Institute of Physics.

Meet our researchers.