Željko Ivezić


1965   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: astronomer, physicist

Željko Ivezić (born 1965 in Sarajevo) is a Croatian-American astrophysicist. After receiving his PhD in physics from the University of Kentucky in 1995, where he worked on dust radiative transfer models (he wrote the code Dusty), he moved to Princeton University in 1997 to work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) being the principal author of the SDSS Moving Object Catalogue (SDSS-MOC). After Princeton, he took a professorship at the University of Washington in 2004. He has co-authored over 250 scientific papers. Currently, he is the System Scientist in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) and the chair of the LSST Science Council. He is also a member of the science advisory groups for the EVLA, VAO and LIGO projects.
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