I am currently a graduate student at Caltech, working in the NuSTAR group led by my advisor prof. Fiona Harrison. My reserach is focused on observations and modeling of active galactic nuclei. Using X-ray spectroscopy, as well as observations at other wavelengths, I am trying to better understand the structures surrounding supermassive black holes. On these pages you can find more details about my reserach. A complete list of my publications is here.

My last name ends with a "ć", which is a Croatian character read as "ch". I am originally from Zagreb, Croatia; I studied physics at the University of Zagreb and astrophysics at the University of Split, where I got my M.Sc. I have been an International Fulbright Science and Technology Fellow for the first three years of graduate school at Caltech, and a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow since then. A more detailed CV can be found here.

To get in touch, please send me an e-mail or find me in the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, office #255. I will soon be moving to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to work with the Event Horizon Telescope.

News and Latest Updates

  • 2017 May 25 -- successfully defended my PhD thesis entitled Unveiling the Structure of AGN with Hard X-ray Spectroscopy
  • 2017 Feb 28 -- new paper published (led by junior graduate student Y. Xu) -- ApJ, 837, 21 (ADS)
  • 2017 Jan 04 -- talk at the AAS Winter Meeting in Grapevine, TX -- talk schedule
  • 2016 Dec 22 -- new spectral templates for broadband X-ray modeling of the AGN torus -- here
  • 2016 Dec 05 -- talk at the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department (TAC seminar) -- abstract

Research Topics

My work covers various topics in studies of supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei. You can find more details about my research projects here. Below is a word cloud generated from the titles and abstracts of the papers I significantly contributed to (find them here):

Mislav Baloković -- last updated 2017 May 30