International projects

International cooperation is one of the key segments of the work of the Institute of Physics, Belgrade. Since its foundation, the Institute has fostered various forms of this kind of cooperation, and for many years, it has been one of the most active and successful scientific and research institutions in Serbia, in terms of the number of international projects. In the period since 2011, the Institute of Physics, Belgrade has participated in more than 130 international scientific projects and collaborations. In this period the following projects were completed: 56 bilateral projects, 19 FP6/FP7/X2020 projects, three projects of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPES), eight projects with academies of science, two projects of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, one project of NATO – Partnership for Peace (PfP), one project in cooperation with the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), three commercial projects and 44 COST actions. With a considerable experience in international cooperation and having ties with numerous scientific research and educational institutions, the Institute of Physics, Belgrade has constantly fostered this type of cooperation through international projects.

Selected projects


The EUROCC2 project (National Competence Centers in the framework of EuroHPC), funded by the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPCJU), provides training, interacts with industry, develops competency mapping as well as communication materials and activities and supports the adoption of high-performance computing services in other related fields, such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence, high-performance data analytics, and more. Within this project, the EUROCC2 national competence center, HPC Serbia, was established. As a center for high performance computing, HPC Serbia is building a European network of national centers of competence for high performance computing, acting as a hub for promoting and facilitating the adoption of this and related technologies in a range of industries.

The head of the Institute of Physics is Dr. Antun Balaž.



The European Council for Innovation within the call 2022 EIC Pathfinder as one of 44 projects with a great impact in key areas of technology also chose the ARTEMIS project, within which researchers from the Institute of Physics in Belgrade collaborate with colleagues from ten scientific institutions from six European countries. ARTEMIS is motivated by the urgent need for new quantum sources with unprecedented versatility, flexibility and performance. The project proposes fundamental research in the direction of the development of integrable single and interleaved photon sources based on metalorganic molecular compounds. The idea is for flexible metal-organic materials to replace traditional quantum photonic sources based on inorganic crystals. The devices and methods developed within this project are planned to lead to photonic sources with competitive performance in terms of coherence, efficiency, scalability and cost. This would lead, as the authors of the project claim, to a fundamental breakthrough in the development of quantum technology, paving the way for its exit from the laboratory to the real world.


Young planetesimal belts

Planetesimals, which can be from just a few meters to several hundred kilometers in diameter, are formed from dust, rocks and other solid materials. These materials can continue to clump together to form asteroids, comets, Kuiper belt objects, and planets. The recent discovery of many young exoplanetary systems that appear to have planetesimal belts with unexpectedly large amounts of gas suggests that new computational models of the processes that shape the dust distribution in these systems are needed. This is exactly the goal of the Young planetesimal belts project, for which Dr. Marija Janković won the prestigious Marija Sklodovska-Curie scholarship. The results of this project will help interpret future observations and illuminate the process of gas and dust accretion during planet formation.


Direct Experimental probe of the Lorenz invariance violation in the Top-quark physics at the ATLAS experiment


The project leader is Dr Jelena Jovićević

The Standard Model of particle physics describes three of four fundamental interactions: strong, weak and electromagnetic. However, the model does not account for gravity at the quantum level. The effects of quantum gravity can be manifested through the Lorenz invariance violation (LIV), the basic space-time symmetry. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the project plans to identify signatures of Lorenz invariance and develop a framework for detecting them using the experiments at the existing high-energy particle colliders.


QGP tomography

The project leader is Dr Magdalena Đorđević of the Institute of Physics.

Quark-Gluon plasma is a primordial state of matter consisting of quarks and gluons interacting. In order to understand the properties of Quark-Gluon plasma, researchers on this project have been developing a new precise tomographic tool. Using this tool, they test their hypothesis on the medium (i.e. whether mass acts as an almost perfect fluid close to critical temperatures, and as a weakly-paired system at higher temperatures), map ‘soft-to-hard’ borders for Quark-Gluon Plasma and test types of system in which it forms.


National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe

The project leader at the Institute of Physics is Dr Antun Balaž.

National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe aims to be a key building block to the formation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) service portfolio. The project employs a strong human network covering a wide range of interested parties. It is committed to facilitating access to infrastructure, data, resources and services to users to exchange knowledge and providing possibilities to increase the innovative capacity of regional science.



The project leader at the Institute of Physics is Dr Nevena Puač.

The primary goal of the project is to set up a platform which is to provide high-tech training opportunities for the education of future experts in water treatment. The research programme consists of 14 individual projects which aim to develop innovative technologies for water treatment. These technologies should enable the control of contamination by organic micro pollutants and improve the recovery of water.