Jan Skolimowski is an Adjunct at the International Centre for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter – MagTop, funded by a grant from the Foundation for Polish Science since 2017 and carried out at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He completed his MSc and PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics in 2012 and 2018, respectively, at the University of Warsaw under supervision of prof. K. Byczuk. Both studies were focused on investigation of the behavior of strongly correlated electrons in presence of a local disorder. As a part of this work he applied various theoretical methods, from more basic like Hartree-Fock to cutting-edge as Dynamical Mean-Field Theory (DMFT), to describe these systems and developed multiple numerical softwares for that purpose. During the PhD studies he was also a visiting researcher for three months at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and for nine months at Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), where he further improved his expertise in application of the DMFT to inhomogeneous correlated electronic systems. After obtaining a PhD he continued his collaboration with prof. R. Zitko at the Jozef Stefan Institite as postdoctoral researcher at for a year. During this period he worked on developing tools for application of the Numerical Renormalization Group technique in DMFT-based calculations. Which resulted in studies of interplay between correlations and lattice inhomogeneity such as domain-walls and localized impurities. Between 2019 and 2023 he was a postdoctoral researcher at SISSA (Italy) in the group of prof. M. Fabrizio. There he worked on developing theoretical and numerical tools for calculating the response functions of correlated systems as well as understanding of particular behaviors of pseudo-gaped systems.
Jan Skolimowskis current research interests revolve around exploring the impact of strong electron-electron correlations and related magnetic or/and orbital-order instabilities on the topological properties of various models of topological matter. In addition to that his studies are aimed at developing low energy effective models for describing real materials studied at MagTop. He is an author or co-author of 10 research publication, including one single author work published in PRB and one collaborative work with an experimental group published in PRL. He was cited 55 times and has an H-index of 4 (WoS). He presented 15 talks at seminars as invited speaker and at international conferences. Jan Skolimowski also thought 7 courses at the Faculty of Physics at University of Warsaw and participated as a supervisor in the research project for gifted children organized by the Krajowy Fundusz na rzecz Dzieci.