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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Serbia

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Olga Atanacković
Olga Atanacković
Team Chair, NAEC team - Serbia
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade


Olga Atanacković was born in 1959 in Belgrade. From 1982 to 1996 she was employed at the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade. Since 1996 she has been employed at the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade; since 2013 as the full professor. Her main research interests are: stellar atmospheres and numerical methods in radiative transfer. She lectures: General Astrophysics, Theory of stellar spectra, Interpreting astronomical spectra, Stellar atmospheres and Numerical methods in radiative transfer. She is the co-author of the university textbook “General Astrophysics” (2010) and the author of the textbook “Astronomy” for secondary schools (Klett, 2016). She was the Editor of the Publ. Obs. Astron. Belgrade (1990-1995), the head of the Department of Astronomy (2005-2007), the president of the National Committee for Astronomy (2005-2008), National Liaison of Serbia in IAU Comm. No. 46. (2002-2015). She is a member of the IAU Commissions G5 and C1.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Dragana Ilić
Dr Dragana Ilić
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - Serbia
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
dilic​atmatf.bg.ac.rs


Dragana Ilić holds the Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Belgrade and University of Padua. Currently she is an associated professor at the Faculty of Mathematics - University of Belgrade. She was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO national scholarship «For Women in Science» for 2014 and has received a Humboldt fellowship in 2020. Her research focuses on the spectroscopy of active galactic nuclei and gaseous regions around supermassive black hole. She is a member of the Society of Astronomers of Serbia and the International Astronomical Union (IAU). She was the president of IAU National Committee for Astronomy in Serbia (2014-2017). She is the coordinator for international collaboration for the Faculty of Mathematics. She organized a great number of international conferences and is particularly focused on organizing student workshops and summer practices. She is actively working on science popularization and communication, as well as in increasing the astronomy education in Serbia.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Bojan Arbutina
Prof Bojan Arbutina
Team Member, NAEC team - Serbia
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade


Bojan Arbutina was born in Belgrade in 1977. He received his primary and secondary education in Slatina and Glina, Croatia, and in Belgrade, Serbia. For two years he studied Civil Engineering at the University of Belgrade, after which he transferred to Astrophysics. He graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2003, obtained his MSc in 2005 and PhD degree in 2009. His main fields of research are supernovae, supernova remnants and close binary systems. He worked at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade (2004-2007) and at the University of Belgrade (2006-), where he currently holds a position of Associate Professor of Astrophysics. He is a member of the Society of Astronomers of Serbia and the International Astronomical Union (IAU). He was the president of IAU National Committee for Astronomy of Serbia (2017-2020), serves as the editor of the Serbian Astronomical Journal (2015-) and as the Head of the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade (2020-).


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Jelena Kovačević Dojčinović
Dr Jelena Kovačević Dojčinović
Team Member, NAEC team - Serbia
Astronomical Observatory Belgrade


Jelena-Kovačević Dojčinović was born in 1981 in Sarajevo. She graduated in 2005 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Astronomy, University of Belgrade. Starting from 2007 she is employed at the Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade and involved in the project “Spectroscopy of the extragalactic objects”. She defended her Master thesis in 2008, and PhD thesis in 2011, at the University of Belgrade. Her main research interest is spectroscopy of the Active Galactic Nuclei. Since 2020 she is the Associate Research Professor at Astronomical Observatory. Several years she was included as a teaching assistant in Astromundus program for master studies in astrophysics.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Serbia please contact:
Dr Dragana Ilić via dilic​atmatf.bg.ac.rs

Astronomy Education in Serbia

For more information on Astronomy Education in Serbia, see the Astronomy Education in Serbia Summary (PDF file 243.16 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons