Astronomy & Physics
Applications in Physical Sciences
Professor Željko Ivezić’s scientific interests are in detection, analysis and interpretation of electromagnetic radiation from astronomical sources. A common theme to his research is the use of modern massive astronomical surveys, such as optical SDSS, near-infrared 2MASS, ultra-violet GALEX, and radio surveys FIRST and NVSS. His current obsession is the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST, www.lsst.org), for which he serves as the Project Scientist and the chair of the LSST Science Council. 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 movie of the night sky by collecting 100,000 TB of astronomical imaging data.