prof. dr. Boštjan Golob

Name: Boštjan Golob
Date and Place of Birth: 2 November 1966, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nationality: Slovenian

Page updated: 12 April 2024


B.Sc., University of Ljubljana, 1990
Subject: Dielectric and Pyroelectric Properties of Pb5Ge3O11 Ceramics

Ph.D., University of Ljubljana, 1996
Subject: Study of Bs0 Mesons Decays Produced at the Z0 Resonance at LEP

Employment, positions and appointments

University of Nova Gorica:

  • 2022- : Rector

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, Geneva:

  • 2023- : Member of the Large Hadron Experiments Committee, CERN

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Univ. of Ljubljana:

  • 1995-1999: Assistant for Physics
  • 2000-2004: Assistant Professor of Physics
  • 2005-2010: Associate Professor of Physics
  • 2011- : Professor of Physics
  • 2013-2014: Deputy Head of Physics Department
  • 2015-2016: Vice Dean, Head of Physics Department

“Jožef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana:

  • 1991-1996: undergraduate researcher
  • 1996-1999: postgraduate researcher
  • 2000-2004: Research Associate
  • 2005-2010: Senior Research Associate
  • 2011- : Scientific Counselor

European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, Geneva:

  • 1992-1998: Research Associate
  • 1999-2002: member of Institutional Board of DELPHI collaboration
  • 1999-2000: postdoctoral Fellow

National Laboratory for High Energy Accelerator Research, KEK, Tsukuba:

  • 2000- : Research Associate
  • 2005-2008: convener of Charm Physics Group of Belle Collaboration
  • 2007: visiting professor
  • 2009-2013: Physics Coordinator of Belle II Collaboration
  • 2021-2022: Chair of Institutional Board of Belle II Collaboration

Field of Research

Experimental Particle Physics

  • until 2000: Bs Mesons Studies at LEP Collider (CERN), W boson properties, search for Higgs boson
  • from 2000: CP symmetry violation studies at KEK-B and Super KEK-B collider (KEK), properties of charm hadrons

Teaching Activity

  • Lecturing elementary and advanced courses in physics at Univ. of Ljubljana
  • Lecturing at several summer schools in high energy physics
  • Author of Slovenian and international text books
  • Supervision (5 Ph.D. theses, 2 M.Sc. theses, 8 B.Sc. theses)

Other Activities

  • 2021: member of Scientific Council for Science and Mathematics, Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)
  • 2020- : member of High Energy Particle Physics Board of European Physical Society (EPS)
  • 2020: Slovenian representative in European Particle Physics Strategy Group (CERN)
  • 2021- : member of Blinc Award Board
  • author of several public science articles and lectures


  • 2012: recipient of Zois Recognition Award for important achievements in experimental particle physics
  • 2017: recipient of Golden Plaquette of Univ. of Ljubljana for extraordinary achievements in research, pedagogical or artistic work and reputation buildup of university


  • member of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers Society of Slovenia (DMFA)
  • member of European Physical Society (EPS)

Conference and Journal Committees:

Referee for:

  • Phys. Rev. Lett.
  • Phys. Rev. D
  • Eur. Phys. J. C
  • J. High Energ. Phys.

  • member of organizational and advisory boards of several international conferences