Vibor Jelić, PhD is an astrophysicist from the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb and the head of the Laboratory for astroparticle physics and astrophysics. He graduated in physics at the Faculty of Science Faculty of the University of Zagreb, while he obtained his PhD in astrophysics at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). He specialized as a postdoctoral student in the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University in Groningen (Netherlands).
Areas of his research are experimental cosmology and radio astronomy. Since the beginning of his scientific career, he has been actively involved in radiotelescope scientific projects – LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) – and has contributed to the scientific verification of the instruments. Together with an international team of scientists, he trace for radiation about 13 billion years old, from the period of the formation of the first stars in space. He also investigates interstellar matter and magnetic fields within our galaxy and participates in the preparation and development of the new SKA (Square Kilometers Array) radio telescope. He has published over 50 papers in international scientific journals and has given over 50 lectures at international scientific conferences and institutions. He is the leader of the research project of the Croatian Science Foundation and a mentor on the H2020-MSCA-IF project.