Dr. Davor Krajnović
Welcome to my web pages!
My current research topics of interest are related to galaxy formation and evolution. Things that interest me are supermassive black holes, motions and orbits of stars in galaxies, dynamics of galaxies, their shapes and sub-components, stellar populations and similar. I am a co-PI of a small, but cool, survey of most massive galaxies called M3G, using MUSE, the amazing integral-field spectrograph for the VLT. I was a co-PI of the ATLAS3D Project. Check out the web page for the data and the paper products of the survey. Of interest might also be a popular article published in Physics World about the first results of the project. I am also a member of the consortium which built MUSE, and I am involved in MOSAIC, an instrument for the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope).
Here you can find my other web page (not necessarily more up-to-date). That site also contains a dedicated page for kinemetry, the software for analysis of kinematics (velocity, velocity dispersion...) of galaxies obtained with integral-field spectrographs. There are both IDL (available from kinemetry pages) and python versions (available by request for the moment: don't be shy, send me a mail).
If you are interested in a more detailed CV, otherwise, in a nutshell:
2020 - Tenured staff scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam, Germany
2016 – 2019 Tenure-track at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam, Germany
2012 – 2015 Post-doctoral researcher at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam, Germany
2009 – 2012 Fellow at the European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
2007 – 2009 Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow at Queen's College, Oxford, UK
2004 – 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2000 - 2004 Ph.D. in Astronomy, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Thesis title: "On the nature of early-type galaxies"
Supervisors: Prof. P.T. de Zeeuw, Dr. Walter Jaffe
1994 – 1999 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Diploma thesis: 'Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays and Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzim Cutoff"
Supervisor: Dr. Mladen Martinis, Institute Rudjer Bošković, Zabreb, Croatia
PublicationsPublications at NASA ADS: ADS library
Publications at ArXiv: ArXiv link
Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:
The Astrophysical Journal, 909, 2, 141; published March 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 647, A152; published March 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 2, 2138; published October 2020
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A, 378, 2179, 20190517; published September 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 495, 1, 1433; published June 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 494, 4, 5619; published June 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 635, A129; published March 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 635, A107; published March 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 492, 1, 966; published February 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491, 3, 4089; published January 2020