Ilakovac Ksenofont, F.C.A.

Full members II. Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences
Ilakovac Ksenofont

Date of birth:

  • 08/16/1928

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb

Addresses:

  • Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11, 10000 Zagreb

Phones:

  • +385 01 4895 170

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Ilakovac Ksenofont, F.C.A.

Full members II. Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences

Academic titles:

  • doctor of Science
  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Institutions:

  • Professor emeritus – Faculty of Mathematics University of Zagreb

Functions in Academy:

  • deputy secretary – Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (01/01/2004 – 12/31/2010)
  • secretary – Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (01/01/2001 – 12/31/2003)

Membership in Academy:

  • full member – Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (07/24/1991 – …)
  • extraordinary member – Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (06/06/1975 – 07/24/1991)

Ksenofont Ilakovac, Croatian physicist, was born on August 16, 1928 in Zagreb. He graduated in 1951 from the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and received his doctorate in 1954 in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Birmingham.

From 1951 to 1998 he worked at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and was a full professor from 1973 to 1980. He was a head of the Physical Department from 1968–1970,  head of the Physical Institute from 1984–1992, and the founder of the Atomic and Nuclear Physics Laboratory. Since 1998, he has been professor emeritus. He also worked at the Ruđer Bošković Institute from 1956, where he was head of the Nuclear Physics Group from 1957 to 1964, head of the Department of Nuclear and Atomic Research from 1964 to 1967, and founder of the Laboratory for Electromagnetic Interactions. He was a visiting professor at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1962 to 1964.

He specializes in nuclear and atomic physics. He initiated scientific research into the nuclear reaction of three bodies in the final state and two-quantum decays, and, among other things, discovered the resonant effect in double X-ray decays.

He has been editor-in-chief of the journal Physics since 1991 in 1962 received the Award for Scientific Work “Ruđer Bošković”, and since 1991 he has been a fellow of Croatian academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences.