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 (old) kinemetry, the software for analysis of kinematics (velocity, velocity dispersion...) of galaxies obtained with integral-field spectrographs. There are both IDL (available from (old) kinemetry pages) and python versions (available via the kinemetry Navigation link on the right).

Galaxies and Quasars
Scientific Staff
Office: SH/225
Phone: +49 331 7499 237
dkrajnovicnothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
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If you are interested in a more detailed CV (from 2021), otherwise, in a nutshell:

Employment

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

Education

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

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library
Publications at ArXiv: ArXiv link

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Pechetti, R., ... Krajnović, D., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ..., 2024
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; published January 2024
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Husak, M., ... Krajnović, D., ..., 2023
Solar Physics, 298, 11, 131; published November 2023
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Husak, M., ... Krajnović, D., ..., 2023
Solar Physics, 298, 10, 122; published October 2023
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Júlio, M. P., ... Krajnović, D., ... Steinmetz, M., ..., 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 678, A38; published October 2023
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Martens, S., ... Krajnović, D., ... Weilbacher, P. M., 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 671, A106; published March 2023
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Bacon, R., ... Wendt, M., ... Weilbacher, P. M., Krajnović, D., ... Roth, M., ... Steinmetz, M., ... Urrutia, T., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 670, A4; published February 2023
Mercier, W., ... Krajnović, D., ..., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 665, A54; published September 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Hauschild Roier, G. R., ... Krajnovic, D., ..., 2022
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 2, 2556; published May 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Thater, S., Krajnović, D., Weilbacher, P. M., ..., 2022
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 509, 4, 5416; published February 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Bouché, N. F., ... Krajnović, D., ... Wisotzki, L., ... Steinmetz, M., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 658, A76; published February 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars