Uni-Associated prof. Dr. Giuliana Verbanac
She obtained her Master’s Degree in Atomic and Molecular Physics and Astrophysics and a PhD in Physics, a branch of Geophysics from the Faculty of Science (PMF) at the University of Zagreb.The thesis she performed at the Astronomy Department at the University of Berkeley, California, and at the Geophysical Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
As winer of American and European scholarships, she has developed and gained scientific skills at varied institutions and universities with excellent reputation for the quality of research and teaching. She has been a Visiting Scientist at the Geophysical Institute in Trieste, Italy; Department of Astronomy, University of Berkeley, California Potsdam Geophysical Institute, Germany; Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy in Brussels.
She works at the Department of Geophysics at the Faculty of Science, where she holds the following courses: Planetology, Geomagnetism, Aeronomy, Geophysical Practicum (university undergraduate study), and Planetary Magnetism (university doctoral study).
Her fields of research are interdisciplinary, embracing space physics, space time, the Sun-Earth interactive system, magnetospheric physics, geomagnetism.
She participated in the realization of domestic and European projects, and led a scientific-bilateral project with Germany.
Actively is involved in the popularization of science. She was the president of the Croatian Association for the Promotion and Application of Science, has held a series of popular science lectures (for school children and citizens), led an astronomical group for talented children, and has published popular papers.