Ivezić Željko

Corresponding members II. Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences
Ivezić Željko

Date of birth:

  • 1965


  • Sarajevo


Ivezić Željko

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

Academic titles:

  • Doctor of Science (1995. – …)

Membership in the Academy:

  • corresponding member – Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (11/6/2020 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Željko Ivezić was born 1965 in Sarajevo. He obtained undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1990 and 1991 and obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Kentucky in 1995, where he worked on dust radiative transfer models and wrote the code Dusty. He moved on to Princeton University in 1997 to work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which turned out to be a life-changing experience. After spending seven fun years in Princeton, he took a professorship at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2004.

His scientific interests are in detection, analysis and interpretation of electromagnetic radiation from astronomical sources. Thanks to his amateur roots in astronomy, he likes and appreciates all aspects of it, irrespective of methodology and source type. He has co-authored over 300 refereed publications, with a cumulative citation count of over 100,000 (h index=136, according to Google Scholar ). His current obsession is the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), for which he serves as the Project Scientist and the chair of the LSST Project Science Team, and as the Deputy Director for the construction of Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. In many ways similar to SDSS, which provided to us the first large digital color snapshot of the faint optical sky, LSST will deliver a digital color movie of the night sky by collecting 100,000,000 GB (or 100,000 TB, or 100 PB) of astronomical imaging data.

Željko Ivezić is a member of the American Astronomical Society, the American Physical Society, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the International Astronomical Union, the Croatian Astronomical Society and the Croatian Physical Society.

Since 2020 he has been a corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.


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