Tijana Prodanović graduated in 2001 from the University of Belgrade, Department of Astronomy, with a major in astrophysics. In 2006 she obtained a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was twice awarded the Excellent Teachers Award. Since 2006 she has been working at the Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad, where she is currently an associate professor. Her research focuses on the origin of light elements in the universe, cosmic and gamma radiation, and lately, galaxy collisions. In addition to teaching and research, Tijana is also heavily involved in science promotion and communication. In 2008 she won first prize at the FameLab competition for young science communicators at the national level and the second prize at the international level. Since 2011 Tijana is the program coordinator of the EU project Researchers’ Night which is held in Novi Sad. Along with this, she was the program director of the Novi Sad Science Festival from 2011 to 2014, and the Festival director in 2015.
Tijana is the head of the marketing team at the Faculty of Science, the chair of the Novi Sad Astronomical Society scientific board, member of the Belgrade Astronomical Observatory board and one of the founders of the Association of Science Communicators – NauKom. She especially enjoys working with students and talking about science to anyone who will listen.
Tijana Prodanović is the keynote speaker on COMPLEMENTARY CONTRAST Symposium 8/10/2016 at 3:00 pm.
Lecture title: DISSECTING THE LIGHT
Tijana will emphasis the importance of light for deep space comprehension.