Assist. Prof. Dr Miha Mihovilovič

Research AssociateE-mail: Tel: +38614773561

Miha Mihovilovič investigates the electromagnetic properties of light nuclei and its constituents. He participates in various projects which are going to contribute important new insights into the structure of matter and universe. In particular, he studies the electromagnetic form-factors of proton. He is involved in experiments dedicated to discovering hyper-nuclei and to finding the dark photon, the most straightforward theoretically predicted particle, which could explain coupling of matter to the dark matter. He is engaged in experiments focused on determining the properties of resonant states of proton and contributes to measurements of the virtual Compton scattering, which aim to further improve our knowledge on the proton polarizabilities. He also participates in the high precision measurements of form-factors of deuteron and helium and collaborates in the experiments, which intend to determine the thickness of neutron skin in the neutron rich nuclei via the measurement of parity violating asymmetry. In his research he collaborates with the theoretical groups from Krakow, Vilnius, Pisa, Mainz and Pavia and with the help of their calculations and predictions challenges the present description of light nuclei like 3He, 12C and 16O. He is a member of A1 Collaboration at Johannes Gutenberg University, a member of Hall-A collaboration at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and a member of NUSTAR collaboration in Darmstadt.


  • BSc in physics (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 2007)
  • PhD in physics (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 2007)


  • Young researcher at JSI, 2007 – 2012
  • Postdoctoral associate at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany, 2012 – 2020
  • Postdoctoral associate at JSI, 2016 –2017 
  • Research associate at JSI, 2017 – present
  • Assistant at FMF, 2018 – present

Field of work

  • Fundamental research of electromagnetic structure of light nuclei
  • Properties and dynamics of nucleons inside a nuclear medium.
  • Accessing neutrino physics through nuclear experiments with electrons.  


  • Faculty award for an outstanding bachelor thesis, Ljubljana, 2007

Other projects


  • (2016 – 2018) Z1‐7305: Puzzling out the proton radius puzzle with a high precision measurement of proton charge form-factors at extremely low momentum transfers