Dr. Nevenko Bilić Appointed to the National Council for Science
At the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Dr. Nevenko Bilić, has been appointed as a member of the National Council for Science, the highest professional body responsible for the development and quality of overall scientific activity and the science system in the Republic of Croatia. The decision on his appointment was made at the 24th Session of the Croatian Parliament, held on October 28, 2011.
Dr. Nevenko Bilić is a senior scientist at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Leader of the Group for Particle Physics and Cosmology and currently serving as the Chairman of the Scientific Council. After completing his doctorate at the University of Zagreb in 1978, he began working at the RBI as a scientific assistant. From 1979 to 1981, he was a Foundation Fellow and Research Fellow at Faculty of Physics, University of Bielefeld, Germany. At the same university, he was a Guest Scientist in 1991. During the 1991/92 academic year, he was also a Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Physics, University of Hannover. From 1992 to 1995, he was the Senior Research Officer at the Department of Physics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Bilić‘s scientific interests are focused on theoretical particle physics, quantum field theory, particle astrophysics and cosmology. He has published over 80 scientific papers, 57 of which are in CC journals that have been cited over 1,350 times (SPIRES). He is a regular reviewer for the journals Phys. Lett. B, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. D and E, Class. Quant. Grav., Gen. Rel. Grav. and others. Dr. Bilić has participated in the organization of six international conferences and is the co-publisher of two proceedings. As an invited lecturer, he has participated in over 20 international scientific conferences. He has conducted exercises and lectures at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb, University of Split, University of Hannover and University of Cape Town.
Dr. Bilić is a member of the Commission of the Natural Sciences–Field of Physics, the Group for the Evaluation of Scientific Projects for the Physics Panel, the Science Foundation of Ireland, the Croatian Physical Society, in which he served as the Head of the Scientific Section in 2000–2001, and a member of the Croatian Club of Rome. He is also the recipient of the 2010 State Award for the Natural Sciences for a significant scientific contribution to the unification of dark matter and dark energy within the framework of quartessence models.