Mislav Baloković completed his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology, working in the group led by prof. Fiona Harrison. During graduate school, he was an International Fulbright Science and Technology Fellow, and a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow.
His research interests include both observations and theoretical modeling of active galactic nuclei. Using primarily X-ray spectroscopy, he is trying to better constrain and understand the structures surrounding accreting supermassive black holes. In his work he makes use of the unique high-energy sensitivity of NASA's NuSTAR telescope, as well as other current and future X-ray observatories, in order to constrain the geometry and physical conditions in the accretion flow from largest to smallest spatial scales.
Mislav is also involved in observations of active galaxies at optical, infrared and radio wavelengths, which provide constraints on different structures surrounding supermassive black holes. The ultimate goal of these studies is to understand the interaction and co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. As a member of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, he contributes to the radio and multi-wavelength data analysis and to the public outreach efforts.
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