Jerzy Jurkiewicz
With sorrow, we have to announce the death of Prof. Jerzy Jurkiewicz, who passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2021. We are mourning the loss of an remarkable scientist, great collaborator, colleague and mentor. Prof. Jurkiewicz was the head of the Theory of Complex Systems Department for many years.


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

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

Main research areas

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



  • Team-Net: Bio-inspired artificial neural networks
  • Opus: Studies of the quantum geometry of space-time
  • 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
  • Polish Returns: Principles of information decoding in developmental systems
  • Etiuda: New critical region in the Causal Dynamical Triangulations on a torus
  • Etiuda: New topological observables in the model of Causal Dynamical Triangulations on a torus


Open for JU students:

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

Job openings

We have the opening for a PhD student, funded by National Science Center Poland (NCN). The job announcement is posted on Dr. Marcin Zagórski webpage.

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

Administrative email

ewa.witkowska [at]

Seminar room


Complex Systems Research Centre

Maestro: Random Matrices

Quantum Cosmos Lab

Zagorski Group

Complexity Garage