Professor Józef Spałek
Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics Department

Academic Career  an overview
Prof. Józef Spałek is Professor of Physics in Department of Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics in the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Jagiellonian University, in Kraków. His postdoctoral work was carried out in England (at Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine), in USA (at Purdue University), and in France (CNRS, Université ParisSud, and Université ParisNord). He was also a visiting professor at Purdue University (19881990), visiting scholar at Harvard University (19951996), and professor at Warsaw University (19911998). His research interests are concentrated on quantum materials with strongly correlated electrons and in particular, on theory of high temperature ad heavyfermion superconductivity. He is also interested in nanophysics. In both topics he an original theoretical approach taking into account the strong correlations among the electrons. Recently, he has become interested also in the subject of emergent phenomena in Nature and related philosophical questions. He published over 300 scientific papers and a number of chapters in specialized monographs.
For his work he was awarded the Maria SkłodowskaCurie Prize of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1997 and a special fellowship from the Foundation for Polish Science in the years 20032007. He is a foreign member of Accademia di Scienze e Lettere based in Milano since 2006. In 2005, Professor Spałek received the Polish Order of Merit, the Polonia Restituta Cross from the President of Poland. He was also awarded the Alessandro Volta Silver Medal by Universita di Pavia for his work for the School "European Doctorate in Physics". In the period 200410 he was a member of the Science Council to the Minister of Science and Higher Education. For the years 201115 he has received a special grant TEAM from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). He is also recipient of a prestigous Grant MAESTRO for the years 201218 from the National Science Centre (NCN). In 2016 he received the two highest awards in science: the Foundation for Polish Science Prize and Prime Minister Award. In 2019 he received The Marian Smoluchowski Medal in Science, the highest award of the Polish Physical Society. Also, in the same year he has become a member of Academia Europaea. In 2020 he has been elected as corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Education
 M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, 1969, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.
 Ph.D. in Physics 1975, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków.
 Habilitation in Physics 1981, Jagiellonian University.
 Professor of Physics  since 1991, first at Warsaw University (till 1998), at present at Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Positions
 1994now Head (till 2017) and Professor of Physics, Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics Department in the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.
 1993now Full Professor of Physics, Jagiellonian University  Kraków.
 Full Professor at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, 20132015.
 199198 Professor of Physics at the Warsaw University (Institute of Theoretical Physics).
 198690 Associate Professor of Physics at AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków.
International visits
 2000 Visiting Professor at Purdue University, (Dept. of Physics), USA.
 1995/96 Visiting scholar at Harvard University, (Dept. of Physics) Cambridge, USA.
 198890 Visiting Professor at Purdue University, USA (Department of Physics).
 198384 Post Rouge, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France.
 197880 Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, U.K.
 Multiple shortterm visits: Universita di Parma, Universita di Pavia, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg; Purdue University, CEACENG Grenoble (20002012).
Funded research
 European Grant COST (INTELBIOMAT): Interdisciplinary Approaches to Functional Electronic and Biological Materials (2008  2011).
 European Grant COST P16: Emergent Behaviour in Correlated Matter (2005  2008).
 Polish Scientific Network (MSSE): Materials with Strongly Correlated Electrons.
 Grants of the Committee for Scientific Research (Poland): 199194, 199497, 199799, 200002, 200204, 200508.
 CoPI, Grants of National Science Foundation (USA): 199196, and of the Department of Energy (199497).
 Grant Polonium (PolishFrench cooperation) 199899.
 Grant TEAM (201115) from the Foundation for Polish Science.
 Grant MAESTRO (201218) from National Science Centre.
 Grant OPUS (201921) from National Science Centre.
Awards and distinctions
 Award of Ministry of Higher Education (3 times before 2000) in this: 3rd degree for Ph. D. Thesis, 2nd degree for Habilitation Thesis
 Special Prize of 3rd Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1984
 Rector Prizes: at AGH (3 times) and at Jagiellonian University (2010)
 Maria SkłodowskaCurie Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1997
 Senior Fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science (Program MISTRZ), 2003 – 2007
 Special oneyear S. Estreicher Scholarship from Jagiellonian University, 2000
 Individual Prize of Minister of National Education, 1st degree, 2001
 A. Krzyżanowski Scholarship at Jagiellonian University, 2002
 Alessandro Volta Medal from Universita di Pavia, for help in establishing Program European Doctorate in Physics, 2003 See certificate
 Order Polonia Restituta (2nd class), 2005
 Laureate, Project & Grant TEAM from the Foundation for Polish Science, 20112015
 Laureate, Grant MAESTRO from National Science Centre for the years 201218
 Special Award of the Foundation for Polish Science, 2016
 The Prime Minister Award in Science, 2016
 Laureate of Marian Smoluchowki Medal in Physics of the Polish Physical Society, 2019
 Foreign Member of the Italian Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Istituto Lombardo) from 2006
 Member of the Academia Europaea, from 2019
 Corresponding Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, from 2020
 Elected to the Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP); member of the Commission C.9 Magnetism for the term 20222024
Scientific carreer in numbers:
 Published over 300 papers in refereed journals
 Number of citations (without selfcitations) about 4300
 Hirsch index: 38
 Supervised 23 Ph. D. Theses; supervising further 2 at the moment
 Above 60 invited/plenary talks at scientific conferences
Main scientific achievements:
 Provided in his Ph. D. Thesis first interpretation of surface magnon excitations observed in spinwave resonance experiment.
 Derived the model now known as tJ model, used extensively in hightemperature superconductivity theory.
 Provided theory of bound magnetic polaron, which included for the first time the effect of thermodynamic fluctuations of spins on its quantum states.
 Constructed the thermodynamic model of the metalinsulator transition within the socalled Gutzwiller (meanfield) approach to the correlated electron systems.
 Discovered the spin dependence of particle mass in correlated systems, which subsequently was experimentally observed in 2005 by Cambridge/Grenoble group.
 Predicted a new type of quantum critical point (at the border Kondo insulator  nonFermi liquid).
 Proposed a new mechanism of spintriplet pairing based on the Hund's rule exchange.
 Proposed a new method of calculating electronic properties of nanoscopic systems, based on the exact diagonalization combined with the ab initio approach (EDABI method).
 At present: Has formulated (2013now) a unified theory of hightemperature and heavy fermion superconductivity based on the extension of the renormalized mean field theory (Diagramatic Expansion of the Gutzwiller Wave Function and extended to include quantum spin and charge fluctuations), developed together with his coworkers: J. Kaczmarczyk, J Buenemann, M. Zegrodnik, and M. Fidrysiak.
 Applied his EDABI method to the problem of metallization of molecular hydrogen under pressure, developed with A. Kądzielawa and A. Biborski.
 Working also on the question of the distinguishability of quantum particles with spindependent masses and on its fundamental implications to quantum physics.
Scientific cooperation:
 With many European centers (Pavia, Parma, Grenoble)
 Purdue University in the United States
 AGH University of Science and Technology (Kraków, Poland)
 University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland)
 Warsaw University (Warsaw, Poland)
Other activities:
 Member of Science Policy Committee in the Ministry of Education & Science (elected by the profession science councils to represent them in this Governmental body in Poland, 20042010
 Chairman of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Physical Society, 2016  now
 Chairman of the Program Committee of the 45th Congress of the Polish Physical Society, 2019
Books/ Selected chapters in scientific monographs
 J. M. Honig and J. Spałek, Monograph: A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam 2018, 242 pages; Table of Contents
 J. Spałek, Wstęp do Fizyki Materii Skondensowanej = Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics (in Polish), PWN Scientific Publisher, Warszawa 2015, 480 pages; Contents
 Proceedings of the XVI National Conference of Superconductivity, Zakopane 2013, Acta Phys. Polonica A vol. 126, No. 4A (2014), Guest Editors: J. Spałek and D. GocJagło
 J. Spałek Superconductivity Mechanism in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, vol.16, pp. 235274, 2^{nd} Edition, Academic Press, San Diego (2002)
 J. Spałek and J. M. Honig, Metal Insulator Transitions, Exchange Interactions and Real Space Pairing in: Studies of HighTemperature Superconductors, edited by A. Narlikar (Nova Science, New York, 1991), vol. 8, pp. 167
 TransitionMetal Compounds: Insulators, Metals, Superconductors, Special Issue in Phys. Chem. Solids, vol. 88, No. 1 (1990) Guest Editors: J. Spałek and C. N. R. Rao, Academic Press, San Diego; Introduction & Chapter: J. Spałek, Fermi Liquid Behavior and the MetalInsulator Transition of Almost Localized Electrons: A Brief Theoretical Review and an Application to V_{2}O_{3} System, pp. 7088
 M. Hendzel, M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Manyparticle covalency, ionicity, and atomicity on example of simple molecules  revisited, arXiv: 2202.05860 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, M. Fidrysiak, M. Zegrodnik, and A. Biborski, Superconductivity in highTc and related strongly correlated systems from variational perspective: Beyond mean field theory, Physics Reports , 959 (2022) pp. 1117 ⇒ link
 M Zegrodnik, A Biborski, M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Superconductivity in the threeband model of cuprates: nodal direction characteristics and influence of intersite interactions, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 33 415601 (2021), pp. 18 ⇒ link; arXiv: 2009.04922 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 R. Kurleto, M. Fidrysiak, L. Nicolai, J. Minár, M. Rosmus, Ł. Walczak, A. Tejeda, J. E. Rault, F. Bertran, A. P. Kądzielawa, D. Legut, D. Gnida, D. Kaczorowski, K. Kissner, F. Reinert, J. Spałek, and P. Starowicz, Photoemission signature of momentumdependent hybridization in CeCoIn5, Phys. Rev. B 104 125104 (2021), pp. 114 ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Unified theory of spin and charge excitations in high Tc cuprate superconductors: A quantitative comparison with experiment and interpretation, Phys. Rev. B 104 L020510 (2021), pp. 18 ⇒ link; arXiv: 2104.12812 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, D. GocJagło, and J. Spałek, Collective spin and charge excitations in the tJU model of highTc cuprates, J. Mag. Magn. Mat., 168395 (2021) pp. 15 ⇒ link; arXiv: 2107.02152 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik, P. Wójcik, and J. Spałek, Superconducting dome with extended swave pairing symmetry in the heavily holeoverdoped copperoxide planes, Phys. Rev. B 103 144511 (2021), pp. 18 ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Universal collective modes from strong electronic correlations: Modified 1/Nf theory with application to highTc cuprates, Phys. Rev. B 103 165111 (2021), pp. 127 ⇒ link; arXiv: 2012.06630 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 J. Spałek and Danuta GocJagło Electronic Correlations and MetalInsulator Transitions, Chapter in the Switching effects in transition metal oxides, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, ISBN: 9788301213169, 2021, pp. 223244 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, The BoseEinstein statistics: Remarks on Debye, Natanson, and Ehrenfest contributions and the emergence of indistinguishability principle for quantum particles, Stud. Hist. Scien. 19 (2020), pp. 422441 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Mott Physics in Correlated Nanosystems: LocalizationDelocalization Transition by the Exact Diagonalization Ab Initio Method, Chapter in the Topology, Entanglement, and Strong Correlations Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 10, Eva Pavarini and Erik Koch (eds.), Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, ISBN 9783958064669 (2020), pp. 7.17.38 ⇒ link
 A. Biborski, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, Superconducting properties of the holedoped threeband dp model studied with minimalsize realspace dwave pairing operators, Phys. Rev. B 101 214504 (2020), pp. 19 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter: A Subjective Overview of Selected Fundamental Aspects Acta Phys. Polon. B 51 No. 5, (2020), pp. 11471186 ⇒ link
 M Zegrodnik, A Biborski, and J. Spałek, Superconductivity and intraunitcell electronic nematic phase in the threeband model of cuprates, European Physical Journal B 93, 183 (2020), , pp. 18 ⇒ link, arXiv: 1909.03701 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Robust Spin and Charge Excitations Throughout HighTccuprate Phase Diagram From Incipient Mottness, Phys. Rev. B 102 014505 (2020), pp. 111 ⇒ link; arXiv: 1912.06232 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, D. GocJagło, E. KądzielawaMajor, P. Kubiczek, and J. Spałek, Coexistent spintriplet superconducting and ferromagnetic phases induced by the Hund's rule coupling and electronic correlations II: Effect of applied magnetic field, Phys. Rev. B 99 205106 (2019), pp. 113 ⇒ link; arXiv: 1902.08444 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik, A. Biborski, M. Fidrysiak, and J. Spałek, Superconductivity in the threeband model of cuprates: Variational wave function study and relation to the singleband case, Phys. Rev. B 99 104511 (2019), pp. 112 ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Incorporation of charge and pairdensitywave states into the oneband model of dwave superconductivity, Phys. Rev. B 98 155144 (2018), pp. 18 ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, Unconventional topological superconductivity and phase diagram for an effective twoorbital model as applied to twisted bilayer graphene, Phys. Rev. B 98 085436 (2018), pp. 110 ⇒ link
 A. Biborski, A. P. Kądzielawa, and J. Spałek, Atomization of correlated molecularhydrogen chain: A fully microscopic variational Monte Carlo solution, Phys. Rev. B 98 085112 (2018), pp. 112 ⇒ link
 J. M. Honig and J. Spałek, Monograph: A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam 2018, 242 pages; Table of Contents
 M. Fidrysiak, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, Realistic estimates of superconducting properties for the cuprates: reciprocalspace diagrammatic expansion combined with variational approach, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 30, 475602 (2018), pp. 122 ⇒ link; arXiv: 1807.02681 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 E. KądzielawaMajor, M. Fidrysiak, P. Kubiczek, and J. Spałek, Spintriplet paired phases inside a ferromagnet induced by Hund's rule coupling and electronic correlations: Application to UGe_{2}, Phys. Rev. B 97 224519 (2018), pp. 110 ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Stability of the coexistent superconductingnematic phase under the presence of intersite interactions, New J. Phys. 20 063015 (2018), pp. 113 ⇒ link
 M. Fidrysiak and J. Spałek, Stable hightemperature paramagnons in a threedimensional antiferromagnet near quantum criticality: Application to TlCuCl3, Phys. Rev. B 95 174437 (2017) ⇒ link
 M. Abram, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, Antiferromagnetism, charge density wave, and dwave superconductivity in the extended tJU model: role of intersite Coulomb interaction and a critical overview of renormalized mean field theory, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 29, 365602 (2017) ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek Universal properties of hightemperature superconductors from realspace pairing: Role of correlated hopping and intersite Coulomb interaction within the tJU model, Phys. Rev. B 96 054511 (2017) ⇒ link
 A. Biborski, A. P. Kądzielawa, and J. Spałek, Metallization of solid molecular hydrogen in two dimensions: MottHubbardtype transition, Phys. Rev. B 96 085101 (2017) ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Effect of interlayer processes on the superconducting state within the tJU model: Full Gutzwiller wavefunction solution and relation to experiment, Phys. Rev. B 95 024507 (2017) ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Kaczmarczyk, Universal properties of hightemperature superconductors from realspace pairing: tJU model and its quantitative comparison with experiment, Phys. Rev. B 95 024506 (2017) ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Liquids, Theory of: Fermi Liquids, Chapter in the Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Oxford: Elsevier; 2016. pp. 120 (2016) ⇒ link
 A. Biborski, A. P. Kądzielawa, A. GorczycaGoraj, E. Zipper, M. M. Maśka, and J. Spałek, Dotring nanostructure: Rigorous analysis of manyelectron effects, arXiv: 1605.01195 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; Sci. Rep. 6 29887 (2016) ⇒ link
 M. M. Wysokiński, J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Correlationdriven dwave superconductivity in Anderson lattice model: Two gaps, Phys. Rev. B 94 024517 (2016) ⇒ link
 M. Abram, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, Antiferromagnetism, charge density wave and dwave superconductivity in the tJUV model of correlated electrons, arXiv: 1607.05399 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Abram, M. M. Wysokiński, and J. Spałek, Tricritical wings in UGe_{2}: A microscopic interpretation, J. Mag. Magn. Mat. 400 (2016), pp. 2730 ⇒ link; arXiv: 1509.06661 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 A. P. Kądzielawa, A. Biborski, and J. Spałek, Discontinuous transition of molecularhydrogen chain to the quasiatomic state: Exact diagonalization  ab initio approach, arXiv: 1506.03356 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; Phys. Rev. B 92 161101(R) (2015) ⇒ link
 M. M. Wysokiński, J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Gutzwiller WaveFunction Solution for Anderson Lattice Model: Emerging Universal Regimes of Heavy Quasiparticle States, arXiv: 1505.07003 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; Phys. Rev. B 92 125135 (2015) ⇒ link
 P. Wójcik, M. Zegrodnik, and J. Spałek, FuldeFerrell state induced by the orbital effect in the superconducting nanowire, Phys. Rev. B 91 224511 (2015) ⇒ link; arXiv: 1502.04988 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 A. Biborski, A. P. Kądzielawa, and J. Spałek, Combined shared and distributed memory abinitio computations of molecularhydrogen systems in the correlated state: process pool solution and twolevel parallelism, arXiv: 1504.00500 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Spontaneous Appearance of the SpinTriplet FuldeFerrellLarkinOvchinnikov Phase in a TwoBand Model: Possible Application to LaFeAsO_{1x}F_{x}, J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 28 pp. 11551160 (2015) ⇒ link
 M. M. Wysokiński, M. Abram, and J. Spałek, Criticalities in the itinerant ferromagnet UGe_{2}, Phys. Rev. B 91 081108(R) (2015) ⇒ link; arXiv: 1411.7937 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, From correlations to unconventional superconductivity, Phil. Mag. B, 95, pp. 451452, 2015 ⇒ link;
 J. Spałek, Fifty years of Hubbard and Anderson lattice models: from magnetism to unconventional superconductivity  A brief overview, Phil. Mag. B, 95, pp. 649660, 2015 ⇒ link; arXiv: 1410.4959 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Foreword, Proceedings of the XVI National Conference on Superconductivity and Strongly Correlated Systems, Zakopane, October, 2013, edited by J. Spałek and D. GocJagło, Acta Phys. Pol. A 126, A5A6 (2014) ⇒ link
 M. M. Wysokiński, M. Abram, and J. Spałek, Criticalities in the itinerant ferromagnet UGe_{2}, Phys. Rev. B 91 081108(R) (2015) ⇒ link; arXiv: 1411.7937 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Foreword, Proceedings of the XVI National Conference on Superconductivity and Strongly Correlated Systems, Zakopane, October, 2013, edited by J. Spałek and D. GocJagło, Acta Phys. Pol. A 126, A5A6 (2014) ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Spontaneous appearance of the paired state with nonzero Cooperpair momentum: Possible application to the iron pnictides, Phys. Rev. B 90 174507 (2014) pp. 18, ⇒ link

A. P. Kądzielawa, A. Bielas, M. Acquarone, A. Biborski, M. M. Maśka, and J. Spałek,
H2 and (H2)2 molecules with ab initio optimization of wave functions in correlated state:
electronproton couplings and intermolecular microscopic parameters ,
New J. Phys. 16 123022(2014), pp. 126
⇒ link; arXiv: 1405.1577 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link  E. KądzielawaMajor and J. Spałek, AndersonKondo Lattice Hamiltonian from the AndersonLattice Model: A Modified SchriefferWolff Transformation and the Effective Exchange Interactions, Acta Phys. Pol. A 126, A100A103 (2014) ⇒ link

H. Bednarski and J. Spałek,
Effect of thermodynamic fluctuations of magnetization on the bound magnetic
polaron state in ferromagnetic semiconductors,
New J. Phys. 16 093060 (2014), pp. 118
⇒ link  M. M. Wysokiński, M. Abram, and J. Spałek, Ferromagnetism in UGe2: A microscopic model, Phys. Rev. B 90, 081114(R) (2014) pp. 15 ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk, J. Buenemann, and J. Spałek, High temperature superconductivity in the twodimensional tJ model: Gutzwiller wave function solution, New J. Phys. 16 073018 (2014), pp. 130 ⇒ link

M. Zegrodnik, J. Buenemann, and J. Spałek,
Evenparity spintriplet pairing by purely repulsive interactions for orbitally degenerate correlated fermions ,
New J. Phys. 16 033001 (2014), pp. 116
⇒ link  M. M. Wysokiński and J. Spałek, Properties of an almost localized Fermi liquid in an applied magnetic field revisited: a statistically consistent Gutzwiller approach , J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 26, 055601 (2014), pp. 19 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, M. Zegrodnik, Spintriplet paired state induced by Hund’s rule coupling and correlations: a fully statistically consistent Gutzwiller approach, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 25, 435601 (2013), pp. 17 ⇒ link
 M. Abram, J. Kaczmarczyk, J. Jędrak, and J. Spałek, dwave superconductivity and its coexistence with antiferromagnetism in tJU model revisited: Statistically consistent Gutzwiller approach, arXiv: 1305.2727 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; Phys. Rev. B 88, 094502 (2013), pp. 110 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Emergence in Laws of Nature and Hierarchical Structure of Science, chapter in the book How Science Spies on Nature and How Technology Imitates Nature; edited by A. M. Kłonkowski & M. Jaskuła; Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwesytetu Gdańskiego, Gdańsk 2013, pp. 147159
 M. Zegrodnik, J. Spałek, and J. Buenemann, Coexistence of spintriplet superconductivity with magnetism within a single mechanism for orbitally degenerate correlated electrons: Statisticallyconsistent Gutzwiller approximation, arXiv:1304.4478 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; New J. Phys. 15 073050 (2013), pp. 122 ⇒ link
 A. P. Kądzielawa, J. Spałek, J. Kurzyk, and W. Wójcik, Extended Hubbard model with renormalized Wannier wave functions in the correlated state III: Statistically consistent Gutzwiller approximation and the metallization of atomic solid hydrogen, arXiv:1302.3364 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 252 (2013) ⇒ link
 M. M. Wysokiński and J. Spałek, Seebeck effect in the graphenesuperconductor junction, arXiv: 1301.7705 [condmat.strel] ⇒ link; J. Appl. Phys. 113, 163905 (2013) ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk, J. Spałek, T. Schickling, and J. Buenemann, Superconductivity in the twodimensional Hubbard model: Gutzwiller wave function solution, Phys. Rev. B 88, 115127, pp. 15 ⇒ link; ArXiv: 1210.6249 ⇒ link
 O. Howczak J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Pairing by Kondo interaction and magnetic phases in AndersonKondo lattice model: statistically consistent renormalized mean field theory, Phys. Stat. Solidi (b) 250, No. 3, 609–614 (2013) ⇒ link
 O. Howczak, J. Kaczmarczyk, J. Spałek, From magnetic and Kondocompensated states to unconventional superconductivity in heavy fermions: a unified approach, arXiv: 1209.0621 ⇒ link
 O. Howczak and J. Spałek, Spin and Magnetic Field Dependences of Quasiparticle Mass in Ferromagnetic State of Heavy Fermions, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 391 012022, pp. 14 (2012) ⇒ link
 O. Howczak , J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Pairing by Kondo interaction and magnetic phases in AndersonKondo lattice model: statistically consistent renormalized mean field theory, Phys. Stat. Solidi B, in press
 O. Howczak , J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, From magnetic and Kondocompensated states to unconventional superconductivity in heavy fermions: a unified approach, submitted for publication; ArXiv: 1209.0621 ⇒ link
 M. Sadzikowski, J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Induced spin polarization via Andreev reflection from polarized phase of spintriplet superconductor, Physica C 483, 217221 (2012) ⇒ link
 H. Bednarski and J. Spałek,
Application of pair approximation to boundmagneticpolaron states in diluted magnetic semiconductorsy, Acta Phys. Pol. A, in press
 M. Abram, J. Kaczmarczyk, J. Jędrak, and J. Spałek,
Statisticallyconsistent meanfield approach to tJU model: Antiferromagnetism versus superconductivity, AIP Conf. Proc. 1485, 276280 (2012)
⇒ link  M. M. Wysokiński, J. Jędrak, J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of correlated fermions  application to liquid ^{3}He, AIP Conf. Proc. 1485, 319323 (2012) ⇒ link
 J. Spałek and D. GocJagło, On Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter Paradigm: Magnetism  Superconductivity Redux, Phys. Scr. 86 048301, pp. 18 (2012) ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Coexistence of spintriplet superconductivity with magnetic ordering in an orbitally degenerate system: HartreeFockBCS approximation revisited, Phys. Rev. B 86, 014505, pp. 114 (2012) ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Theory of Unconventional Superconductivity in Strongly Correlated Systems: Real Space Pairing and Statistically Consistent MeanField Theory  in Perspective, Acta Phys. Pol. A 121, 764784 (2012) ⇒ link; arXiv: 1202.2833 [cond.mat.strel] ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik and J. Spałek, Coexistence of SpinTriplet Superconductivity with Antiferromagnetism in Orbitally Degenerate System: HartreeFock Approximation, Acta Phys. Pol. A 121, 801804 (2012) ⇒ link
 O. Howczak and J. Spałek, Anderson lattice with explicit Kondo coupling revisited: metamagnetism and the fieldinduced suppression of the heavy fermion state, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 24, 205602, pp. 114 (2012) ⇒ link
 H. Bednarski and J. Spałek, Boundmagneticpolaron molecule in diluted magnetic semiconductors, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 24, 235801, pp. 113 (2012) ⇒ link
 M. Zegrodnik, J. Spałek, Spintriplet pairing induced by Hund’s rule exchange in orbitally degenerate systems: HartreeFock approximation, Acta Phys. Polon. A, 121, 10511055 (2012) ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk, M. Sadzikowski, and J. Spałek, Conductance spectroscopy of a correlated superconductor in a magnetic field in the Pauli limit: Evidence for strong correlations, Phys. Rev. B 84, 094525 (2011); ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk and J. Spałek, Coexistence of antiferromagnetism and superconduvtivity wit tJ model with strong correlations and nonzero spin polarization, Phys. Rev. B 84, 125140, pp. 110 (2011) ⇒ link
 J. Jędrak, J. Kaczmarczyk, and J. Spałek, Statisticallyconsistent Gutzwiller approach and its equivalence with the meanfield slaveboson method for correlated systems, arXiv: 1008.0021 ⇒ link
 J. Spałek, Exchange interaction as the source of superconducting pairing in correlated systems: a brief overview, J. Phys.: Conf. Series 303, 012108, pp. 116 (2011) ⇒ link
 J. Spałek and A. Ślebarski, What makes a Kondo insulator/semiconductor?, J. Phys.: Conf. Series 273, 012055, pp. 14 (2011) ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk, M. Sadzikowski, and J. Spałek, Andreev reflection between a normal metal and the FFLO superconductor II: a selfconsistent approach, Physica C 471, 193198 (2011) ⇒ link
 J. Jędrak and J. Spałek, Renormalized meanfield tJ model of highTc superconductivity: comparison with experiment, Phys. Rev. B 83, 104512, pp. 17 (2011) ⇒ link
 J. Kaczmarczyk and J. Spałek, Superconductivity in a correlated system of quasiparticles with spindependent masses, in Lectures on the Physics of Strongly Correlated Systems XIV, AIP Conf. Proceedings vol. 1297, pp. 422427 (2010)⇒ link
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 Unconventional superconductivity in strongly correlated electronic materials  on examples, 21th International Seminar On Physics And Chemistry Of Solids (ISPCS21), 1013.06.2018, Częstochowa, Poland, conference opening lecture
 Realistic estimate of physical properties for selected unconventional superconductors: Real space pairing and variational solution, 1014.09.2018, Ustroń, Poland
 Spintriplet superconducting phases at the border of ferromagnetic transitions: The case of: UGe2, 48émes Journées des Actinides (JdA2018), 2124.03.2018, Portugal
 Spintriplet superconducting phase of ferromagnetic UGe2: An example of Hund metal, The 21st International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements, 2530.03.2018, Vienna, Austria
 To localize or not to localize: Remarks on dual behavior of strongly correlated electrons, 11.07.2018, Wrocław, Poland
 Universal properties of hightemperature superconductors from realspace pairing, XVIII National Conference on Superconductivity, 813.10.2017, Krynica Morska, Poland, plenary inaugural talk
 The world of strongly correlated fermions: Beyond the Landau Fermiliquid picture, 44 Congress of the Polish Physical Society (Zjazd Fizyków Polskich), 1115.09.2017, Wrocław, Poland, plenary talk
 Manyparticle physics: From Smoluchowski to the quantum strongly correlated matter; XXXVI Dynamical Properties of Solids DyProSo2017; 2731.08.2017, Kraków, Poland; conference opening lecture
 SCES’2017 Summary: Theory; International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; 1721.07.2017, Prague, Czech Republic; conference summary plenary talk
 Universal properties of hightemperature superconductors from realspace pairing: Comparison with experiment; The European Conference: Physics of Magnetism 2017 PM'17; 2630.06.2017, Poznań, Poland; plenary talk
 From Mott or Kondo Semiconductor to Unconventional Superconductor: Emergence of Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter on Examples; 46th International School & Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors; 1723.06, 2017, Szczyrk, Poland, plenary talk
 Classical and quantum criticalities and spintriplet pairing in UGe2: A simple (single) uni?ed picture of correlated states; Quantum Criticality & Novel Phases 2017; 26.021.03.2017, Berlin, Germany, plenary talk
 On the nature of 4f electrons within Anderson lattice model: Gutzwiller wave function solution; The Sixth International Workshop on the Dual Nature of fElectrons; 610.06.2016, Idaho Falls, USA; plenary talk
 The tJUV model of highTc superconductivity: Full Gutzwiller wave function solution and quantitative comparison to experiment; International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems SCES2016; 8–13.05.2016, Hangzhou, China; oral talk
 tJ model or not tJ model; Correlations and Coherence at Different Scales 2016; 49.09.2016, Ustroń, Poland; invited lecture
 Correlationinduced dwave superconductivity within AndersonKondo lattice model: A fully microscopic approach; International Conference of Magnetism ICM2015; 511.07.2015, Barcelona, Spain; invited lecture
 Theory of highTc superconductivity: Beyond renormalized mean field theory and comparison to experiment; International Conference Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity M2S HTSC 2015; 2328.08.2015, Geneva, Switzerland; plenary (keynote) talk
 Exact diagonalizationab initio approach to correlated electronic systems: The method and examples from nanophysics; Advanced Research Workshop: Nanomaterials for security, NATO; 30.083.09.2015, Odessa, Ukraine; invited lecture
 Strongly correlated quantum matter: unusual quasiparticles and real space pairing; 18th Conference of Czech and Slovak Physicists with participation of Hungarian and Polish Physical Societies; 1617.09.2014, Olomouc, Czech Republic; plenary talk
 Real space pairing in high temperature superconductors and heavy fermions: Beyond renormalized meanfield theory and comparison to experiment; Physics of Magnetism 2014 (PM'14); 2326.06.2014, Poznań, Poland; plenary talk
 Variational Approach to Unconventional Superconductivity: From Theory to Experiment; Workshop on Gutzwiller Wave Functions and Related Methods; 1619.06.2014, Valence, France; invited lecture
 Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Strongly Correlated Magnetic Superconductors; CSMAG'13, 15th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism; 1921.01.2013, Kosice, Slovakia; invited lecture
 Critical Electronic Properties of Correlated Metals; 4th Polish Forum: SMART ENERGY conversion & storage; 3.10.2013, Krynica, Poland; invited lecture
 50 years of the Hubbard model: From magnetism to unconventional superconductivity and back; XVI National Conference on Superconductivity; 712.10.2013, Zakopane, Poland; invited lecture
 From magnetism to superconductivity: A unified approach to high Tc and heavy fermion systems; 10th Prague Colloquium on fElectron; 2124.08.2012, Prague, Czech Republic, invited lecture
 Pairing by Kondo interaction and magnetic phases in AndersonKondo lattice model: statistically consistent renormalized mean feld theory; QCNP12 Quantum Criticality and Novel Phases; 2630.08.2012, Dresden, Germany; invited lecture
 tJ model for strongly correlated electrons: Coexistence of antiferromagnetism and unconventional superconductivity, JEMS 2012 Joint European Magnetic Symposia; 1014.09.2012, Parma, Italy; oral talk
 Superconductivity in strongly correlated systems: comparison to experiment, plenary talk at the European Conference on Physics of Magnetism, Poznań, 2011
 Renormalized mean field approach to hightemperature superconductivity: comparison to experiment, invited talk, Moscow International Symposium on Magnetism, 2011
 Emergent Character of the Laws of Nature and Hierarchical Structure of Science, plenary talk (and chairman of the discussion panel) at SHP – Humboldt Kolleg: How Science Spies on and Technology Imitates Nature, Gdańsk, 2011
 From atoms to the nanoworld, plenary talk at International Conference: Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Conceptual Age, Kraków, 2011
 Emergent Character of the Laws of Nature and Hierarchical Structure of Science, invited lecture at the Center for Science of Information, Purdue University, USA, 2011 (film made out of the lecture and presentation)
 Exchange interaction as the source of pairing in correlated electron systems, halfplenary talk at Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS 2010), Kraków, 2010
 Exchangeinteraction induced pairing in strongly correlated systems: a statistically consistent meanfield approach, plenary talk at the 14th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism, Kosice (Slovakia), 2010
 Lectures and tutorials at the European School of Magnetism, Timisoara, Romania, 2010
 Exchangeinteraction induced pairing in strongly correlated systems: A statistically consistent meanfield approach for tJ model and Kondotype pairing, invited lecture at International School of Theoretical Physics "Correlations and Coherence at Different Scales, Ustroń, 2010
 Superconducting states in strongly correlated systems with nonstandard quasiparticles and real space pairing: an unconventional Fermiliquid limit, invited talk at International Conference "Statistical Physics: Modern Trends and Applications", Lwow, Ukraine, 2009
 Exact diagonalization  ab initio approach to correlated fermion systems, invited talk at International Workshop on DMFT and Related Methods, Dresden, 2009
 FFLO state for nonstandard quasipartlicles, invited talk at COST P16 (ECOM) MEETING: Emergent Behaviour in Correlated Systems: Present and Prospects, Kraków, 2009
 FuldeFerrellLarkinOvchinnikov superconducting state of paired quasiparticles with the spin dependent masses, invited talk at International Workshop & Conference: Concepts in Electronic Correlation, Hvar, Croatia, 2008
 Superconductivity is hot, special plenary talk at The International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS), Kraków, 2008
 Verwey transition in magnetite at high pressure: A new quantum critical point at the metallization?, plenary talk at General Workshop of the COST P16  ECOM Action, Santander, Spain, 2008
 Superconductivity with the spindependent mass of quasiparticles: BCS, FuldeFerrellLarkinOvchinnikov state, and GinzburgLandau functional, invited talk at International Conference EASTMAG, Kazań, Russia, 2007
 Unusual properties of heavy electrons, invited talk at International Conference Journees des Actinides, Sesimbra, Portugal, 2007
 The combined exactab initio approach and its application to correlated electronic states and MottHubbard localization in nanoscopic systems, invited talk, Mott Centennial Conference, University of Cambridge, 2006
 From information driven society to curiosity driven society of EU, plenary talk (and member of discussion panel), of the International Conference: The Science and Education in Europe  New possibilities and barriers, Toruń, 2006
 Spinsplit masses and critical behavior of almost localized narrowband and heavyfermion systems, invited talk at Int. Conf. Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES), Vienna, Austria, 2005
 Magnetic properties of almost localized fermions revisited: spin dependent masses and quantum critical behavior, plenary talk at European Conference on Physics of Magnetism, Poznań, 2005
 International Conference of Magnetism, 1985, San Francisco, USA
 International Conference of Condensed Matter Division, European Physical Society, Regensburg (1993) and Pisa (1996)
 From atoms to nanoworld, plenary talk (and member of discussion panel) at 6th International Congress of Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum, Kraków 2004
 Plenary talks at the Congresses of the Polish Physical Society (Poznań, Toruń, Warszawa, Szczecin)
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