In the scope of the Scientific talks series at Hvar Observatory Zeljko Ivezic from University of Washington, the director of the Vera Rubin Observatory project held a seminar on May 24th 2023 at 17:30 CET in hybrid form. The Vera Rubin Observatory, previously referred to as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), is an astronomical observatory currently under construction in Chile. Its main task will be carrying out a synoptic astronomical survey. The video of the seminar is available online.
Željko Ivezić is a professor at the University of Washington, Seattle and the Construction Project Director of the Rubin Observatory/LSST project. He obtained undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1990 and 1991 and 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, and took a professorship at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2004.