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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Environmental Physics


Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Aleksander Zidanšek
prof. dr. Peter Stegnar
doc. dr. Pavel Cevc


Students become acquainted with the latest advancements in the field of environmental physics, and prepare themselves for research work in this field.


Characteristic components of environmental physics: economic system; greenhouse; energy transport; social and political circumstances, environmental protection
Elementary spectroscopy: Solar spectrum; light-matter coupling, biomolecules, ozone and UV light
Global climate: greenhouse model; weather and climate; modelling of climatic changes
Transport of pollutants: Diffusion; river flow, underwater flow; equations of fluid dynamics
Noise: Acoustics; human detection and criteria of noise; noise transmission reduction; active noise
Radioactivity: environmental impact, impact on man

Course literature:

E. Boeker, R. Grondelle, Environmental Physics, John Wiley & Sons, New York 2000

Latest articles from Science, Nature, Physical Review Letters, New Scientist, Scientific World in Computational Physics

Significant publications and references:

FALNOGA, Ingrid, TUŠEK-ŽNIDARIČ, Magda, STEGNAR, Peter. The influence of long-term mercury exposure on selenium availability in tissues : an evaluatin of data. Biometals, 2006, vol. 19, str. 283-294.

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, VAUPOTIČ, Janja, GREGORIČ, Asta, STEGNAR, Peter, KOBAL, Ivan. Exposure to radon in the Gadime cave, Kosovo. J. environ. radioact.. [Print ed.], 2008, vol. 99, no. 2, str. 343-348.

FALNOGA, Ingrid, TUŠEK-ŽNIDARIČ, Magda, HORVAT, Milena, STEGNAR, Peter. Mercury, selenium and cadmium in human autopsy samples from Idrija residents and mercury mine workers. Environ. res. (N. Y.), 2000, vol. 84, str. 211-218

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, STEGNAR, Peter, SHEMSIDINI, Zahadin, AJAZAJ, H., HALIMI, Y., VAUPOTIČ, Janja, KOBAL, Ivan. Seasonal variation of indoor air radon concentration in schools in Kosovo. Radiat. meas.. [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 42, str. 286-289.

BAHTIJARI, Meleq, VAUPOTIČ, Janja, GREGORIČ, Asta, STEGNAR, Peter, KOBAL, Ivan. Exposure to radon dwellings in the Sharri community, Kosovo. Radiat. prot. dosim., 2008, vol. 130, no. 2, str. 244-248.

BLINC, Robert, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, ŠLAUS, Ivo. Sustainable development after Johannesburg and Iraq: the global situation and the cases of Slovenia and Croatia. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2006, vol. 31, str. 2259-2268.

BLINC, Robert, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, ŠLAUS, Ivo. Sustainable development and global security. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 32, str. 883-890.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander. Sustainable development and happiness in nations. Energy (Oxford). [Print ed.], 2007, vol. 32, str. 891-897.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, KRALJ, Samo. Phase transitions in 8CB liquid crystal confined to a controlled-pore glass : deuteron NMR and small angle X-ray scattering studies. Appl. magn. reson., 2004, vol. 27, str. 311-319.

ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, KRALJ, Samo, REPNIK, Robert, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, RAPPOLT, M., AMENITSCH, H., BERNSTORFF, S, Smectic ordering of octylcyanobiphenyl confined to control porous glasses. J. Phys., Condens. Matter, 2000, 12, str. A431-A436

KRALJ, Samo, CORDOYIANNIS, George, ZIDANŠEK, Aleksander, LAHAJNAR, Gojmir, AMENITSCH, Heinz, ŽUMER, Slobodan, KUTNJAK, Zdravko. Presmectic wetting and supercritical-like phase behavior of octylcyanobiphenyl liquid crystal confined to controlled-pore glass matrices. J. chem. phys., 2007, vol. 127, no. 15, str. 154905-1-154905-9.


Seminar and oral exam.

Students obligations:

Seminar and oral exam.