Prof. Krešimir Kumerički


  • Associate Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Science University of Zagreb (Department of Physics)

Fields of interest:

  • Quantum chromodynamics, structure of hadrons
  • Particle physics beyond the Standard model

Five selected publications:

  • K. Kumerički, S. Liuti and H. Moutarde, GPD phenomenology and DVCS fitting – Entering the high-precision era, Eur. J. Phys. A52 (2016) 157-1 – 157-31, arXiv:1602.02763 [hep-ph], doi:10.1140/epja/i2016-16157-3.
  • P. Čuljak, K. Kumerički and I. Picek, Scotogenic RnuMDM at Three-Loop Level, Phys. Lett. B744 (2015) 237-243, arXiv:1502.07887 [hep-ph], doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.062.
  • K. Kumerički, I. Picek and B. Radovčić, TeV-scale Seesaw with Quintuplet Fermions, Phys. Rev. D86 (2012) 013006 arXiv:1204.6599 [hep-ph], doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.013006.
  • K. Kumerički, D. Müller and A. Schäfer, Neural network generated parametrizations of deeply virtual Compton form factors, JHEP 1107(2011) 073, arXiv:1106.2808 [hep-ph], doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2011)073.
  • K. Kumerički and D. Müller, Deeply virtual Compton scattering at small xB and the access to the GPD H, Nucl. Phys. B841 (2010) 1-58,arXiv:0904.0458 [hep-ph], doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2010.07.015.

The most important grants (as PI)

  • 2014- Principal investigator of project “MIAU – Matter and Interactions at Accelerators and in Universe” funded by Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
  • 2008-2010 Principal investigator (together with M. Polyakov) of project “Revealing Generalized Parton Distributions”, funded by German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 2012-2014 Coordinator for University of Zagreb and member of the Governing Board of project HadronPhysics3 – Study of strongly interacting matter, funded by EC within FP7

Krešimir Kumerički defended his PhD thesis “Rare decays of K mesons” (supervisor Ivica Picek) in 1998. The focus of his research at that time was interplay of electroweak and QCD effects in various decays involving quark flavour change. In the meantime, after longer stay at Universities of Oslo and Regensburg (2005-2006), his interest shifted to studies of quark-gluon structure of nucleon as encoded by so called generalized parton distributions. This offers novel three-dimensional picture of the nucleon structure, studied at many present (CERN, Jlab) and future experimental facilities (electron-ion collider, EIC). He pioneered application of neural networks in these studies. He is also involved in studies of Large Hadron Collider phenomenology of various extensions of Standard model, in particular those that aim for explanation of small neutrino masses. He authored 29 journal papers which are cited more than 600 times (according to inSPIRE).
He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Zagreb in 2011, has mentored 10 diploma theses and is presently mentoring a PhD thesis. He teaches particle physics at undergraduate and doctoral level.

    • Location: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb