The Theory of Complex Systems Department is a part of the Theory Departments Group of the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics at the Jagiellonian University. It was formed in 2002 by disjoining from the Particle Theory Department.

In our research we tacle fundamental physics and interdisciplinary problems, both with analytical and numerical methods.

Main research areas

  • Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
  • Random Matrix Theory
  • String Theory and AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Mathematical methods of theoretical physics applied to interdisciplinary problems
For further details see here.



  • Mark Kac Complex Systems Research Centre
  • Sonata bis: Compact phase space field theories - from gravity to complex systems
  • Sonata: Regulatory mechanisms for reproducible neural pattern specification in the developing spinal cord
  • Sonata: Random Matrices and Information Measures
  • Sonata: Impact of topology on phase structure of quantum gravity in Causal Dynamical Triangulations
  • Sonata: Application of the complex systems theory in multidimensional fluctuation analysis of human brain EEG signals
  • Polish Returns: Principles of information decoding in developmental systems


Open for JU students:

For physics students:
  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Non-perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Classical Electrodynamics
For Applied Computer Science students:
  • Java
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Logic and Set Theory
  • Operating Systems

Job openings

The postdoc and PhD student openings are planned in early 2019. The positions will be funded by SONATA project "Regulatory mechanisms for reproducible neural pattern specification in the developing spinal cord" from National Science Center Poland (NCN), and by Polish Returns project "Principles of information decoding in developmental systems" financed by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The prospective candidates should contact the principal investigator in both projects, Dr Marcin Zagórski.

Moreover, we encourage prospective postdocs, PhD, master, bachelor and tutorial (SMP) students interested in other areas studied in the Department to contact any of the faculty members.
ul. prof. Stanisława Łojasiewicza 11
30-348 Kraków
+48 12 664 3772
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Complex Systems Research Centre

Maestro: Random Matrices

Complexity Garage