I am involved in theoretical research on electronic structure of
solid. More specifically, in ab-initio calculations of electronic and
magnetic structure of solids, layers and clusters and in calculations
of their x-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism
spectra. Most of my calculations were done using a
real-space multiple-scattering or KKR
method. However, I have got some first-hand experience
with plane-wave calculations and
second-hand experience with FLAPW
I enjoy cooperating with some research groups in
the Czech Republic.
I am involved in some international networks as well
Areas of recent research interest
Local aspects of the electronic structure of solids - links
between real and electronic structure.
X-ray absorption spectroscopy of solids in the near-edge region
(XANES a.k.a. NEXAFS). Especially I like to deal with low-dimensional
and non-crystalline systems.
Magnetic and spectroscopic properties of transition metal clusters
Magnetocrystalline anisotropy of solids.
Things which I did in the past (and possibly still know something
Electronic structure of superconductors: Bogoliubov-de Gennes
Weak superconductivity (superconductor-normal metal
Oscillatory magnetic coupling in multilayers
Bremsstrahlung isochromat spectroscopy.
Last but not least, may I take this opportunity to invite you to
visit a page devoted
to my research
beyond the realm of physics. I prefer to call this kind of
research as "non-physical" or "extra-physical", to stress that it
stands outside physics and not against it. (Which reminds me our
English teacher explaining us the linguistic difference between