Each year at the end of March the Jožef Stefan Institute awards the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem Prizes for winning PhD dissertations in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and biotechnology. This year, one of three awarded works is the PhD thesis of Dr. Matjaž Gomilšek, entitled “Quantum Spin Liquids on Geometrically Frustrated Kagome Lattices“.
On November 20, 2019, the Republic of Slovenia awarded the highest prizes and awards for outstanding achievements in science, research and development to 18 top scientists. Among them, professor dr. Denis Arčon received the Žiga Zois Prize for outstanding achievements in the fields of quantum magnetism and unusual superconductivity.
Martin Klanjšek was awarded the Blinc Award for extraordinary one-time achievement in physics for proving the existence of unusual quasiparticles called anyons.
On October 24, 2019, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana and the Jožef Stefan Institute awarded the first Blinc awards for research and theoretical work in physics. The awards were founded to celebrate the best Slovenian physicists and to commemorate academician Robert Blinc, one of the sharpest Slovenian researchers and a member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts.