Ivan Supek


Senior scientist
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Rudjer Bosković Institute
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HR-10000 Zagreb

Ivan Supek Publications


  • B.Sc., Theoretical Physics at University of Zagreb, Croatia 1981;
  • M.Sc., Nuclear Physics at the University of Zagreb, Croatia 1986;
  • Ph.D., Experimental Particle Physics at RBI, Zagreb 1989; thesis: "A Measurement of the Spin Rotation Parameters for Pion-Proton Elastic Scattering Between 427 and 657 MeV/c".


  • DOE Grant JF 973: "Pion Nucleon Interaction"; principal investigator I. Supek, 1990-1994.
  • LANL Grant C-5950, I. Supek LAMPF Consultant, 1992-1996.
  • Soros Grant: “Precise Measurement of the Pion Beta-decay Rate”; principal investigator I. Supek, 1996.
  • MZT Grant 05MP007 "Hadron Physics and QCD", principal investigator I. Supek , 2002-2005.
  • MZT/MAMI Grant: “Crystal Ball at MAMI”; principal investigator I. Supek, 2003-2005.
  • EU program I3HP TNA Contract: "Development of frozen spin polarized target for Crystal Ball Collaboration at MAMI", Ivan Supek IRB coordinator , U. of Mainz main contractor.
  • MZT project 0982887-2888 "Hadron physics and QCD",glavni istraživač I. Supek, 2007-now.
  • FP7 project: "Hadron Physics 2", C. Guaraldo coordinator, I. Supek IRB activity leader within SPINMAP program, 2009-2012
  • FP7 project: "Hadron Physics 3", C. Guaraldo coordinator, I. Supek activity leader within SPINMAP program, 2013-now.

Featured Publications

1. "Measurement of popo production in nuclear medium by p- at 408 MeV/c"; A.B. Starostin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, (2000)

2.  "Precise measurement of the pi+ -> pi0 e+ nu branching ratio"; D. Pocanic et al., Phys.Rev.Lett. 93, 181803 (2004) 

3.  "Differential cross sections of the charge-exchange reaction pi- p -> pi0 n in the momentum range from 103-MeV/c to 178-MeV/c." D. Mekterovic, I. Supek et al, Phys. Rev.C80: 055207, 2009.

4. "Study of the gamma p -> h p reaction with the CB detector at MAMI-C";  E. F. McNicoll, et al., Phys. Rev. C82: 2010 

5. "Determination of the eta-transition form factor in the γp -> ph -> pγe+e- reaction"; H. Berghauser et al., Phys. Lett. B 701,  2011

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMF) User's Group 1986-1996
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) User's Group 1996-2002
  • Baryon Resonance Analysis Group (BRAG)
  • European Physics Society (EPS)
  • Hrvatsko Fizikalno Društvo (HFD), 1983-2015
  • Mainz Microtron (MAMI) User's Group


  • Associated editor journal “Fizika”, Zagreb, 1996-2007.
  • Member of CB Steering Committee, MAMI, U. of Mainz, 2002-now.
  • Laboratory for Hadron Physics, group leader, 2009-now.