I am a Black Hole Initiative Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I recently graduated from California Institute of Technology, where I worked in the NuSTAR group led by prof. Fiona Harrison. My research 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. At Harvard, I started working for the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration.

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 for the following three years.

On this website you can find more details about my CV, research, and publications. To get in touch, please send me an e-mail, or find me in office #216 at the Black Hole Initiative.

News and Latest Updates

  • 2018 Feb 08 -- short talk at the Institute for Theory and Computation Luncheon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA)
  • 2017 Oct 23 -- talk at the Narayan group meeting (Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • 2017 Oct 20 -- short talk at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoc Symposium in Cambridge, MA
  • 2017 Oct 03 -- talk at the Black Hole Initiative Colloquium (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • 2017 Sep 19 -- talk at the STROBE-X Science Definition Team Meeting in Lubbock, TX
  • 2017 Sep 07 -- talk at The Power of X-ray Spectroscopy conference in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017 May 25 -- successfully defended my PhD thesis entitled Unveiling the Structure of AGN with Hard X-ray Spectroscopy

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 Nov 02