Dr. Goran Pichler
The date and place of birth: 24, February, 1946. Zagreb, Croatia
Diplom Work (Bachelor of Science) at the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the
University of Zagreb, March, 1969.
Master Thesis (Master of Sciences) on atomic and molecular physics at the University of Zagreb,
January, 1971.
PhD Thesis (Doktor der Naturwissenschaften) in the field of experimental atomic physics, at the
University of Kiel, Germany, January, 1975.
Married with Goranka Friganovic-Pichler (born on 10th, August, 1947).
Marin Pichler (born on 21st, May, 1969)
Srdan Pichler (born on 21st, May, 1969)
Lana Pichler (born on 6, March, 1980)
Professional experience
Since 1969 permanently employed at the Institute of Physics of the University of Zagreb, first
as an assistant and then over higher scientific levels up to the highest level called: scientific adviser
(elected in 1987).
Director of the Institute of Physics of the University of Zagreb from 1980 until 1984.
Head of Division of the Physics of Ionized Gases at the Institute of Physics, 1982-1990.
Election dates for the scientific positions:
scientific coworker (equivalent to assistant professor or Dozent)
21. April, 1976.
higher scientific coworker (equivalent to associated professor or Außerordentlicher Professor)
27, February, 1982.
scientific adviser (equivalent to full professor or Ordentlicher Professor)
30. May, 1987.
scientific adviser II (permanent)
10. February, 1999.
Project leader:
1. NIST (Gaithersburg, USA)-IFS (Zagreb, Croatia): Laser spectroscopy of metal vapors, and
Spectral line profiles in plasmas, 1979-1989.
2. European Community Project: Intermetallic excimers as candidates for new lasers (LeidenGöttingen-Zagreb), 1990-1993.
3. New energy sources, first priority project, Zagreb, Croatia, 1982-1983.
4. Laser spectroscopy of excimers and exciplexes, Project at the Ministry of Science and
Technology, Croatia, 1990-1994.
5. Quantum-mechanically Complete Experiments with State-prepared Alakli Atoms,
Volkswagen Stiftung, 1994-1995.
6. CEEPUS, Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, AustriaBulgaria-Croatia, 1995-1996.
7. . Cold Molecules: Formation, Trapping, and Dynamics, Training Network, EU, 20032006.
8. COST 529 program: Efficient Lighting for the 21st Century, EU, 2002-2005.
9. Ultrafast laser cooling of molecules and biomolecules, Bilateral project with LMU,
Munich, Germany, 2002-2003, principal investigators: Prof. Dr. E. Riedle and Dr. Goran Pichler.
10. Femtosecond laser effects in organic light emitting devices, French-Croatian bilateral
project COGITO, Principal investigators: Dr. M.-C. Castex and Dr. G. Pichler
11. Femtosecond laser spectroscopy and ultracold molecules, Principal investigator: Dr. G.
Pichler, Project at the Ministry of Science Edudaction and Sport, Croatia, 2003-2006.
12. Projekt MZOS 035-0352851-2857, Femtosecond laser Physics of atoms and molecules
President of Croatian Physical Society since 2000-2004.
International study visits
Alexander von Humboldt fellow, 1973-1974, at the Institut fuer Experimentalphysik der
Universitaet Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany.
Visiting fellow at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) at the University of
Colorado and the National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1977-1978.
Visiting fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stroemungsforschung in Goettingen, Federal
Republic of Germany, three months during the period 1980-1982.
Guest scientist at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, 6 weeks in
Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa at the Iowa Laser Facility, Iowa City, Iowa, USA,
20 weeks in the period 1984-1989.
Study visits at the University of Kaiserslautern, F.R. of Germany, two months in the period
Study visit at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 weeks in 1986.
Study visit at the Leningrad State University, one month in 1976.
One month study visit at JILA, Boulder, Colorado, 1986.
Two months study visit as visiting professor at Iowa Laser Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa
City, Jan./Feb. 1988.
Gastprofessor at the Technische Universitaet Graz, October, November, 1988.
One month study visit at the Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l'E.N.S., Universite
Paris VI, 1989.
Two months study visit as visiting professor at Iowa Laser Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa
City, Aug./Sept. 1989.
10 weeks study visit to Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (MPQ), Garching by Munich,
Germany, 1990.
Visiting professor (Gastwissenschaftler) at MPQ in Garching by Munich Sept. 1990 - Sept.
Gastprofessor at the Universities of Graz, Vienna and Salzburg, January 1993.
Visiting professor (Gastwissenschaftler) at MPQ in Garching by Munich Sept. 1990 - Sept.
Visiting professor (Gastwissenschaftler) at MPQ in Garching by Munich 3 months in 1994.
Gastprofessor at the Universities of Graz, November 1994
Visiting professor at the Physics Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA,
(February-Marrch, 1995)
Gastprofessor at the Universities of Graz, June, July, August 1995.
Visiting professor University of Paris-Sud at Orsay, November/December, 1995 and April
Visiting professor at Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS II, F-91405 ORSAY Cedex, 1
month in 1995.
Visiting professor na Laboratoire des Physique des Lasers, Universite Paris-Nord, total 4
months 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000.
Visiting professor at University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1 month, 1996.
Visiting professor at Technical University of Graz (TU-Graz), Austria, 2 months in 1997.
Lectures in two courses at the graduate school in physics at TU-Graz.
Visiting professor (Gastwissenschaftler) at MPQ in Garching by Munich three months in
2005 and 2006.
Visiting professor at Laboratoire Aime Cotton, CNRS II, F-91405 ORSAY Cedex, March
and April 2009.
Referee of the following physical journals:
1. Physical Review A and B, Physical Review Letters
2. FIZIKA A Croatia
3. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
4. Applied Physics B
5. Optics Communications
6. European Journal of Physics D
Member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Conference on
1. European CARS Workshop (since 1993-1998).
2. EGAS Board (European Group for Atomic Spectrsocopy, 1999-2005).
3. PHOTONICA09, II International School and Conference on Photonics
24-29 August 2009, Belgrade, Serbia
4. EUCMOS, Aug-Sept 2008, Local scientific committee, European Congress on Molecular
Spectrsocopy, Opatija, Croatia.
Member of various Commissions:
1. International union for pure and applied physics (IUPAP), member of the commission C15 for
atomic and molecular physics (2008-2011).
2. Vice president of the National Committee for research elections in physics (under National
Council for Science).
Organization of the conferences:
1. Chairman of the third Yugoslav conference on the physics of atomic collision processes, Stubicke
Toplice, 1981, Croatia.
2. Chairman of the eleventh symposium on the physics of ionized gases (SPIG 82), Dubrovnik, 1982,
3. Chairman of the “Laser Control and Molecular Switching”, Brijuni, Croatia, 28.8.-2.9.2005.
4. Chairman of the “Laser Pulse Shaping and Coherent Control of Molecules”, Brijuni, Croatia,
5. Chairman of the “Laser Control of Matter with Femtosecond Pulse Shaping”, Brijuni, Croatia,
Educational activity:
At the postgraduate level:
1. atomic physics 1981-2000.
2. quantum electronics 1983-1989.
At the undergraduate level:
1. fundamentals of atomic physics
2. atomic and molecular physics
3. plasma physics
4. experimental methods of atomic physics.
5. atomic physics and optics
Diplom works mentor of about 10 theses.
T. Ban, 1997, B. Resan 1997.
Master Theses - mentor of M. Movre, 1976, J. Koka, 1976, L. Istrefi, 1976, D. Veza, 1982, N.
Demoli, 1983, T. Gegaj, 1983, S. Milosevic, 1984, R. Beuc, 1984, I. Kolar, 1984, L. Bistricic, 1985,
V. Dzimbeg-Malcic, 1990, D. Azinovic, 1990, T. Ban, 2000.
PhD mentor of D. Veza, 1985, M. Movre, 1986, S. Milosevic, 1986, N. Demoli 1989, V. Lokner
1989, D. Vukicevic 1991, X. Li 1993, D. Azinovic 1994, H. Skenderovic 1999, T. Ban, 2003, D.
Aumiler 2006.
Invited lectures at the conferences:
Dubrovnik, Croatia (Yugoslavia), SPIG 76
Berlin, F.R. of Germany, Spectral Line Shapes, Germany
Wiezica, Quantum Optics, Poland
Bachotek, Quantum Optics, Poland
London, EGAS (European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy), England
Hintermoss, SASP 84 (Symposium on Atomic and Surface Physics), Austria
Pecs, 1st Conf. on Laser Spectroscopy, Hungary
Zagreb, 1st Conf. on Molecular Sciences, Croatia
Bucharest, Trends in Quantum Optics, Rumania
Stanford, California, USA, Interdisciplinary laser science conference, ILS-V
Austin, Texas, USA, Int. Conf. on Spectral Line Shapes
Brioni, Yugoslavia, Radiation/Matter Interaction
European CARS Workshop, Garching, Germany
SASP 92, Italy
European CARS Workshop, Florence, Italy,
Int. Conf. Raman Spectroscopy, Wuerzburg,Germany
Brioni, Croatia, Radiation/Matter Interaction
Brioni, Croatia, Complexity and Order,
Leoben, Austrian Physical Society, September 18-22.
Trieste, Workshop on optical methods for environmental
monitoring of the atmosphere, 13-17 November
Heraeus conference on atom scattering in laser fields Bad Honnef, Njemacka
Third Croatian Symposium on educational physics Novi Vinodolski,
Workshop on Ultracold molecules, 1-5.3. Les Houches,France
European CARS Workshop, ECW99, Frascati, Italy
Croatian Symposium on educational physics, Novi Vinodolski, 8-10. 4.
Workshop on Atoms and molecules in laser fields1-3. September, Torun, Poland
II. Scientific meeting of Croatian Physical Society, Zagreb 1.-3.12.,
Important problems for the XXI century, 28.8.-1.9. Brioni, HR
Coherent Control and Cold Molecules Cold Molecules, Gif-sur-Yvette, FR
III. Znanstveni sastanak HFD-a, Zagreb 5-7.12.
Berkeley, California, USA, Int. Conf. on Spectral Line Shapes
Sofia, EGAS (European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy), Bulgaria
Istambul, MOLEC, Turkey
NIST, Washington D.C., Atomic Physics Symposium,
Yerevan, Armenia, “Laser Physics 2004”
Hannover, 20-24.2. Midterm Review Cold Molecules,Network FW5 Meeting,
Kampur, India, Quantum Computing: Back Action, 6-12.3.
Beograd, Srbija, ISCOM, rujan
Ein Gedi, Israel, Seminar on Ultrafast-Ultracold Processes, veljača
Varna, Bugarska, “Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physics”, rujan
6th scientific meeting of the Croatian Physical Society, Primošten, Hrvatska.
Membership in physical organizations:
American Physical Society, USA (Fellow of the APS since 2000)
Institute of Physics, England
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Europhysics Society, Europe
Croatian Physical Society (currently: president of the Society 2000-2004)
Croatian Astronomical Society
Croatian Vacuum Society
fluently speaking:
english, german, russian, croatian (mother language).
reading and slowly speaking: french and esperanto.
State award for the year 2005, for the achievement in science, Republic of Croatia.
Regular member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, (elected in May 2010).
Associate Editor of European Physical Journal plus (since January 2011).