A PDF version of my curriculum vitae (as of November 2022), including selected publications, is here.



Awards and Grants

  • NASA Guest Observer and Theory Grants, 2018--2022
        funding awarded in Chandra GO20, NuSTAR GO5, XMM AO20 and AO21
  • Simons Foundation Travel Grant, 2021
        for participation in an Aspen Center for Physics workshop
  • Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award, 2021
        awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
  • American Astronomical Society Bruno Rossi Prize, 2020
        awarded to Shep Doeleman and the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, 2019
        awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
  • NSF Diamond Achievement Award, 2019
        awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF), 2014--2017
        3-year graduate fellowship: stipend, tuition, and travel funding
  • International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, 2011--2014
        3-year graduate fellowship: stipend, tuition, and travel funding
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards, 2012 (2), 2014, 2016
        4 in total, for contributions to the NuSTAR mission (calibration and science teams)
  • Top stipendija za top studente, 2009--2010
        1-year undergraduate scholarship (the most competitive in Croatia)
  • AMAC-MA Željka Matutinović Memorial Grant, 2008
        undergraduate summer research funding
  • Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Scholarship, 2005--2009
        4 x 1-year merit-based scholarship

Professional Experience

  • Observing and Data:
        experience with ~100 Ms of NuSTAR observations (spectroscopy, spectral variability)
        experience with ~1 Ms of soft X-ray observations, primarily Swift/XRT (spectroscopy, spectral variability)
        coordination of (nearly) simultaneous observations in radio, IR/visible/UV, X-ray, and gamma-ray bands
        ~8 nights at the Keck Telescope (LRIS and DEIMOS, visible spectroscopy and imaging)
        ~27 nights at the Palomar Hale Telescope (DBSP and TSPEC, visible and near-IR spectroscopy)
        ~4 nights at the Magellan Baade Telescope (FIRE, high-resolution near-IR spectroscopy)
        ~7 nights at the Skinakas Observatory (RoboPol, visible polarimetry)
        ~14 nights at the Combined Array for Milimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA, milimeter-wave interferometry)
  • Professional Service:
        reviewer, panelist: multiple proposal reviews for: NuSTAR, Chandra, Hubble, Palomar/Keck, NESSF (now FINESST)
        manuscript peer reviewer: AAS Journals (ApJ, ApJL, ApJS), MNRAS, PASP
        talk series co-organizer: Caltech Astronomy astro-ph discussion, Black Hole Initiative (BHI) Colloquium, Yale Astro Colloquium
        SOC/LOC member, session chair: Third Annual BHI Conference, Many Faces of Black Hole Accretion (EAS 2021), EHTC Meeting 2021
        contributor: NuSTAR Senior Review Proposal, STROBE-X Science Definition Team, Astro 2020 Decadal Survey white papers
        public communications manager: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (see the outreach page), Yale Postdoctoral Association
  • Talks at Conferences, Meetings, and Workshops:
        Torus 2022: Smoke and Mirrors in Leiden, Netherlands, December 2022
        SKIRT Days 2022 in Ghent, Belgium, November 2022
        Large Hadron Collider Days in Split 2022 in Split, Croatia, October 2022
        Towards the Next Generation of X-ray Surveys with Athena (EAS 2022 symposium) in Valencia, Spain, June 2022
        Ten Years of High-Energy Universe in Focus: NuSTAR 2022 in Cagliari, Italy, June 2022
        Black Hole Accretion Under the X-ray Microscope in Villafranca del Castillo, Spain, June 2022
        New England Regional Quasar and AGN Meeting 2022 in Storrs, CT, USA, and online, May 2022
        19th Meeting of the High-energy Astrophysics Division of the AAS in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and online, March 2022
        EHT Collaboration Meeting, online, December 2021
        From Vision to Instrument: Designing the Next-Generation EHT to Transform Black Hole Science, online, November 2021
        Fall 2021 Meeting of the American Physical Society, New England Section, online, October 2021
        Young Astronomers on Galactic Nuclei 2021 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and online, September 2021
        Black Hole Formation, Accretion, and Outflows Through Cosmic Time workshop in Aspen, CO, USA, and online, July 2021
        Accretion History of AGN mini-conference, online, January 2021
        AAS Winter Meeting in Honolulu, HI, USA, January 2020
        X-calibur 2019: Next-generation X-ray Spectroscopy in Winchester, UK, July 2019
        Torus 2018: The Many Faces of AGN Obscuration in Puerto Varas, Chile, December 2018
        EHT Collaboration Meeting in Nijmegen, Netherlands, November 2018
        Accretion History of AGN meeting at University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, October 2018
        NERQUAM 2018 meeting at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, May 2018
        CfA Postdoc Symposium, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, MA, USA, October 2017
        STROBE-X Science Definition Team Meeting in Lubbock, TX, USA, September 2017
        The Power of X-ray Spectroscopy in Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
        AAS Winter Meeting in Grapevine, TX, USA, January 2017
        Hidden Monsters: Obscured AGN and Connections to Galaxy Evolution at Dartmouth, NH, USA, August 2016
        AGN: What's in a name? in Garching, Germany, July 2016
        AAS Summer Meeting in San Diego, CA, USA, June 2016
        X-ray View of Black Hole Activity in the Local Universe in Zürich, Switzerland, February 2016
        Demographics and Environment of AGN from Multi-wavelength Surveys in Chania, Greece, September 2015
        Torus 2015: The Unification Scheme After 30 Years in Winchester, UK, September 2015
        IAU GA FM6 (X-ray Surveys of the Hot and Energetic Cosmos) in Honolulu, HI, USA, August 2015
        NuSTAR Science Team Meeting in Bologna, Italy, April 2015
        AAS Winter Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA, January 2015
        NuSTAR Extragalactic Team Workshop in Durham, UK, April 2014
        NuSTAR Science Team Meeting in New York, NY, USA, January 2014
        NuSTAR Science Team Meeting in Pasadena, CA, USA, March 2013
  • Seminars and Talks at Academic Institutions:
        THEAPA Group Meeting, Cambridge University, May 2022
        Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, May 2021
        High-energy Group Seminar, Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON), February 2020
        NuSTAR Group Meeting, California Institute of Technology, January 2020
        Physics Department Seminar, University of Zagreb, September 2019
        High-energy Astrophysics Group Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2019
        Inter-institutional AGN Meeting, European Southern Observatory Headquarters, April 2019
        Institute of Astronomy Seminar, University of Cambridge, July 2018
        Astronomy Group Seminar, University of Southampton, July 2018
        Institute for Theory and Computation Luncheon, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, March 2018
        High Energy Seminar, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, February 2018
        Quasar Tea Talk, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, January 2018
        Black Hole Initiative Colloquium, Harvard University, October 2017
        Theoretical Astrophysics Center Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, December 2016
        Galaxies and Cosmology Seminar, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, November 2016
        KIPAC Tea Talk, Stanford University, October 2016
        Space Science Laboratory Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, October 2016
        Astrophysics Lunch Seminar, Jet Propulsion Lab, October 2016
        Galaxy and Black Hole Astrophysics Group Seminar, ETH Zürich, July 2016
        INAF - Observatory of Bologna Tuesday Talk, September 2015
        Cambridge X-ray Group Seminar (Bun Club), University of Cambridge, May 2015

Teaching and Mentoring

Mislav Baloković -- last updated 2022 Nov 21