Tomislav Jurkić

Tomislav Jurkić
Postdoctoral researcher

Curriculum vitae (engleski)
Curriculum vitae (hrvatski)

Office S-011
E-mail: tjurkic@phy.uniri.hr
Web page: www.phy.uniri.hr/~tjurkic
   Courses (teaching assistant):
  - Introductory astronomy and astrophysics
  - Astronomy and astrophysics I
  - Astronomy and astrophysics II
  - Electronics
  - Basic electronics
  - Special topics in atomic and molecular spectroscopy


EDUCATION

2012.    Ph. D. in physics and astrophysics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2005.    M. Sc. in physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia


VISITS AND TRAINING

2015.    8th VLTI Summer School "High angular resolution in astrophysics: optical interferometry
            from theory to observations", Cologne, Germany
2015.    Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
2009.    Summer School in Astrophysics Novicosmo 2009: "Highlights in Astrophysics", Rabac, Croatia
2007.    Split International Winter School of Astrophysics (SIWA): "Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology", Split, Croatia
2007.    Nicolaus Kopernikus Astronomical Centre, Torun, Poland
2004.    Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA


SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

- symbiotic binary stars (binary stellar systems consisting of a cold red asymptotic giant (Mira-type star) and a hot white dwarf/neutron star) - radiative transfer of the stellar radiation through the circumstellar dusty shell around the red giant
- radiatiive transfer and dust emmission in the circumstellar environment of the young stellar objects, mainly Herbig and T Tauri stars, including the presence of the protoplanetary discs (numerical modelling by the use of the DUSTY code)
- atmospheres of the OB supergiants (numerical modelling of the spectra in ultravioler spectral region, non-LTE TLUSTY models of the atmospheres)
- meteor astronomy - meteor observation and detection in the visual and radio, as well as detection on the ultralow frequencies (ULF), construction of the multi-instrument geophysical and astronomical station for meteor detection


WORK EXPERIENCE

2016. -                lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Rijeka, Croatia
2013. - 2016.    postdoctoral researcher and senior teaching assistant, Department of Physics, University of Rijeka, Croatia
2008. - 2012.    PhD student and teaching assistant, Department of Physics, University of Rijeka, Croatia
2006. - 2008.    PhD student and teachin assistant, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia



SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS

- COST TD1308 action "Origin of life on Earth and in the Universe (ORIGINS)", member of Management Committee (Croatia), 2014. –
- STARDUST: Stars and dust - structure, composition and interaction" (PI: Krešimir Pavlovski, PMF, Zagreb), scientific research project supported by Croatian Science Foundation, associate/postdoctoral researcher, 2015.-
- "Physical properties of the circumstellar matter in symbiotic binaries" (PI: Dubravka Kotnik-Karuza), scientific research project supported by the grant of the University of Rijeka, postdoctoral researcher, 2013.-2015.
- "Diagnostics and physical properties of the circumstellar matter" (PI: Dubravka Kotnik-Karuza), scientific research project supported by the Ministery of science and education, PhD student, 2007.-2013.


ORGANISATIONAL BOARDS OF MEETING AND SCHOOLS
 
- 3rd Rijeka School of Physics, president of the organisational board, Rijeka, Croatia, April 2014
- 2nd Rijeka School of Physics, member of the organisational board, Rijeka, Croatia, March 2013
- Summer School in Astrophysics Novicosmo 2009: "Highlights in Astrophysics", member of the organisational board, Rabac, Croatia, 2009


SELECTED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

1.   Jurkić, Tomislav; Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka, "Dust around the cool component of D-type symbiotic binaries", Astronomy Letters (2016), accepted for publication

2. Jurkić, Tomislav; Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka, "Modelling of dust around the symbiotic Mira RR Telescopii during obscuration epochs", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 544 (2012), 35-48

3. Jurkić, Tomislav; Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka, "RR Tel: Determination of Dust Properties during Minimum Obscuration", Baltic Astronomy, 21 (2012), 123-130

4. Jurkić, Tomislav; Sarta Deković, Mariza; Dominis Prester, Dijana; Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka, "Atmospheric parameters of the B-supergiant HD 198478 from the UV spectra", Astrophysics and Space Science, 335 (2011), 1, 113-120

5. Jurkić, Tomislav; Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka, "Modeling of Dust around RR Tel", Baltic Astronomy, 16 (2007), 1, 76-78

6. Kotnik-Karuza, Dubravka; Jurkić, Tomislav; Friedjung, Michael, "Circumstellar Dust in Symbiotic Miras during Obscuration Events", Baltic Astronomy, 16 (2007), 1, 98-100

7. Vinković, Dejan; Jurkić, Tomislav, "Relation between the luminosity of young stellar objects and their circumstellar environment", Astrophysical Journal, 658 (2007), 1, 462-479

8. Vinković, Dejan; Ivezić, Željko; Jurkić, Tomislav; Elitzur, Moshe, "Near-Infrared and the Inner Regions of Protoplanetary Disks", The Astrophysical Journal, 636 (2006), 1, 348-361


OTHER SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=287163


SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

1.   "LSST@Europe“, Belgrade, Serbia, June 2016.
2.   "From star and planet formation to early life", Vilnius, Lithuania, April 2016.
3.  "Physics of evolved star: a conference dedicated to the memory of Olivier Chesneau", Nice, France, June 2015.
4.   "Habitability in the Universe: From the Early Earth to Exoplanets", Porto, Portugal, March 2015.
5.   "9th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Umag, Croatia, October 2015.
6.  "European Week of Astronomy and Space Science", Geneve, Switzerland, July 2014.
7.  "8th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Primosten, Croatia, October 2013.
8.  "LSST@Europe: Path to Science", Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2013.
9.  "Workshop on symbiotic stars, binary post-AGB and related objects", Wierzba, Poland, August 2013.
10.  "LSST All-hands meeting", Tucson, USA, August 2012.
11.  "7th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Primosten, Croatia, October 2011.
12.  "Asiago Meeting on Symbiotic Stars", Asiago, Italy, July 2011.
13.  "From Interacting Binaries to Exoplanets: Essential Modelling Tools", Tatranska  Lomnica, Slovakia, July 2011.
14.  "2nd NUVA Symposium - Ultraviolet Universe 2010", St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2010.
15. "Binaries - Key to Comprehension of the Universe", Brno, Czech Republic, June 2009.
16. "6th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Primošten, Croatia, October 2009.
17. "5th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Primošten, Croatia, October 2007.
18. "Evolution and Chemistry of Symbiotic Stars, Binary post-AGB and Related Objects", Wierzba, Poland, September 2006.
19. "MAGPOP workshop", Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany, 2005.
20. "4th Scientific Meeting of the Croatian Physical Society", Zagreb, Croatia, 2003.
21. "11th International Meteor Conference", Bollmansruh, Germany, September 2003.
22. "10th International Meteor Conference", Frombork, Poland, September 2002.
23. "Meeting on Comets and Asteroids in Europe", Višnjan, Croatia, 2002.


PUBLIC OUTREACH AND LECTURES (selected)

1.   "Cosmic dust: birth of new worlds", Open days, Department of Physics, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 23rd November 2016, lecture
2.   "Super-telescopes of the new millennium", Visnjan School of Astronomy, Višnjan, Croatia, 24th July 2016, lecture
3.   "Determination of astronomical distances by Cepheids", Society of Mathematicians and Physicists, Rijeka, Croatia, 9th June 2016, lecture
4.   "Super-telescopes of the new millennium", 4th Rijeka School of Physics, Rijeka, Croatia, 22nd March 2016, lecture
5.   "Universe at the tip of the fingers", 4th Rijeka School of Physics, Rijeka, Croatia, 22nd – 23rd March 2016, workshop
6.   "Armchair astronomy", 13th National Science Festival, Opatija, 23rd April 2015, workshop
7.   "Infrared astronomy", 13th National Science Festival, Rijeka, 21st April 2015, lecture
8.   "Cosmic dust", Society of Mathematicians and Physicists, Rijeka, Croatia, 23rd October 2014, lecture
9.   Third element - life in the universe and extrasolar planets, Croatian national television, 9th October 2014, interview
10.   "Cosmic dust", Visnjan school of astronomy, Visnjan, Croatia, 26th July 2014, lecture
11.   3rd Rijeka School of Physics, interviews for Croatian national television, national TV station Nova TV, local TV station RiTV, Croatian national radio, local radio station Radio Rijeka, April 2014.
12.   Andromeda, Croatian national radio, 11th February 2014, guest
13.   3rd Rijeka School of Physics, interviews for Croatian national radio and local radio station, January 2014.
14.  "Dust in symbiotic binaries", Society of Mathematicians and Physicists, Rijeka, Croatia, 7th November 2013, lecture
15.   "Universe alive: LSST – telescope of a new digital era", Academic astronomical society Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia, 29th August 2013, lecture
16.   "Infrared astronomy", Visnjan School of Astronomy, Višnjan, Croatia, 16th August 2013, lecture
17. "LSST: telescope of a new digital era", Youth Science Camp, Višnjan, Croatia, July 2014, lecture
18. "Universe alive: LSST – telescope of a new digital era ", 11th National Science Festival, Rijeka, Croatia, 24th April 2013, lecture
19. "Infrared astronomy", 2nd Rijeka School of Physics, Rijeka, Croatia, 26th March 2013, lecture
20. "Armchair astronomy", 2nd Rijeka School of Physics, Rijeka, Croatia, 25th – 26th March 2013, workshop
21. "Meteors, meteorites and the Russian event", Croatian national radio, March 2013
22. "Meteors and meteorites", Croatian national radio, February 2013
23. "Meteors and meteorites", inteview for the local TV station RiTV, February 2013



Conference posters (selected):
Belgrade
Geneva - HM Sge
Geneva - RR Tel
Asiago
Brasil
Primosten
Wierzba