Aleks Smolkovič is originally from Lendava, Slovenia. He has earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he developed an immense interest in the field of High Energy Physics. He complemented the knowledge gained at the faculty by taking summer internships at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Jožef Stefan Institute, and by attending specialized schools and conferences both in Slovenia and abroad.
He recently joined the Department of Theoretical Physics as a PhD student. He is researching various phenomenological consequences of physics beyond the Standard Model, connected to the decays of B mesons and interactions between the top quark and the Higgs boson. With the support of ASEF, for which he is very grateful, he is going to visit professor Jure Zupan at the University of Cincinnati.
Besides doing research Aleks also enjoys being a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. When not at the office he likes to spend his time with friends and family, especially enjoying good movies at the cinema, traveling and exploring new places.