Experimental high energy physics group
Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences

HEP Group Vinca is a part of the Laboratory of Physics of the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences - National Institute of Republic of Serbia. The institute is situated in Vinca, in vicinity of Belgrade, capital city of Serbia. It is among the largest (750 employees) and the oldest (1948) scientific laboratories in the region. Renowned for its nuclear provenience, Vinca is the first institute in the South Eastern Europe where the controlled nuclear fission took place. Today, Vinca Institute is a scientific institution with the most diverse HEP research program in Serbia.

Carrying the experience from the DELPHI experiment at LEP and from the TESLA project of the future e+e- linear collider, our group is predominantly involved in physics and detector R&D for the future electron-positron colliders. We actively participate at ILC, CLIC and CEPC. Our participation to the future e+e- collider projects is being carried out through the FCAL and ILD collaborations at ILC, CLICdp at CLIC and CEPC collaboration, the latest being established between IHEP Beijing and Vinca with MoU from 2016.

We have recently realized two HORIZON2020 projects AIDA2020 and E-JADE and the national project OI171012 supported supported for several years until 2020 by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

We are the only Serbian research group involved in linear and circular future Higgs factories.

What we do

Higgs boson physics
Integrated luminosity measurement and forward detectors

Recent events

Vinca - IHEP MoU
On the basis of VINČA - IHEP MoU from 2016, cooperation with the Institute for High Energy Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences is now extended to the universities of Belgrade and Kragujevac.

LCWS2021, March 15 – March 18 2021, virtual conference

Ivanka Božović-Jelisavčić - convener of the Calorimetry track session. In the Theoretical Developments / Physics Tatjana Agatonović-Jovin, Measuring the CP properties of the Higgs sector at electron-positron colliders
Nataša Vukašinović, Potential of the Compact Linear Collider to measure branching fraction of the Higgs to ZZ* decays 350 GeV and 3 TeV center-of-mass energy
Goran Kačarević, Measurement of the Higgs to di-photon branching fraction at 3 TeV CLIC
Ivan Smiljanić, Integrated luminosity measurement at CEPC
Invited plenary talks in 2021

I. Bozovic, Linear e+e- colliders - future Higgs factories, 20th Lomonosov conference on particle physics, 19.08. - 25.08.2021, Moscow, Russia
I. Bozovic, Linear e+e- colliders - future Higgs factories, Corfu Summer Institute
Workshop on the Standard Model and Beyond, 29.08.-08.09.2021, Corfu, Greece
I.Bozovic, ILC and CLIC as future Higgs factories, CEPC Workshop, 08.11.-12.11.2021, Nanjing, China

Major publications

Our team

Head of the HEP Group Vinca
Dr. Ivanka Bozovic Jelisavcic
Full Research Professor

Dr. Ivanka Bozovic Jelisavcic is a Full Research Professor and the head of the Group for high-energy physics at the Vinca Institute. She received her doctorate, the first from Serbia and one of the few from the former Yugoslavia, with a thesis on DELPHI experiment at LEP collider conducted at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland in July 1999. Upon her return to Serbia in 2004, she started new scientific programs at the Vinca Institute related to several HEP experiments (ILC, H1, ATLAS, CLIC and CEPC). She played various expert and managerial roles in HEP collaborations, currently chairing the ILC International Development Team Speakers Bureau for Physics and Detectors and acting as a Higgs physics convener in the ILD collaboration.
Members of the HEP Group Vinca

Researchers (PhD)

Dr. Tatjana Agatonovic Jovin - Research Associate

Dr. Ivan Smiljanic - Research Associate

Dr. Gordana Milutinovic Dumbelovic - Research Associate

Dr. Mirko Radulovic - Assistant Professor

Dr. Jasna Stevanovic - Assistant Professor

Dr. Judita Mamuzic - Research Associate

Researchers (PhD students)

Goran Kacarevic

Natasa Vukasinovic

Group for Experimental High Energy Physics
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