Prof. Dr Žiga Šmit
The main scientific interest of dr. Šmit is physics of inner atomic shells, where he contributed to the development of ionization models and computer codes for calculation of plane-wave and semiclassical cross sections. Experimentally he works on the development of ion-beam analytical methods, especially for the development of codes for thick target PIXE applications including differential methods for depth analysis. His teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics UL included basics physics, he is leading a course of arhaeometry at the Faculty of Arts, at the Academy of Fine arts and Design her conducted a course on optical methods. During his career he made scientific visits to the universities of Linz, Singapore and Antwerp. His present research work is collaboration with the archaeological department at the National Museum of Slovenia, and involves investigation of objects of portable cultural heritage. The studied materials include prehistoric, Roman, medieval and early New Age glass and metals, materials used for Roman military equipment, as well as pigments and minerals.