Bojan Vrsnak was born on March 16, 1957, in Zagreb, Croatia. He received a B.S. degree in 1980 in physics from the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, and a Ph.D. degree in 1987 in astrophysics (solar physics) from the same university. He has been serving as a scientific advisor since 2000 in the science fields of solar physics and solar-terrestrial physics. He has been working at the Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, since 1981. His publications are 290 scientific papers listed in NASA-ADS (131 in peer-reviewed journals indexed in Current Contents), mostly related to eruptive phenomena in the solar atmosphere. He gained his teaching experience in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb (undergraduate courses: plasma physics and solar physics, postgraduate courses: plasma physics and solar magnetohydrodynamics), and Karl-Franzens Universitat Graz (as a Guest Professor; courses: solar flares (2001) and physics of solar flares and CMEs (2007)). In addition, he served as a mentor of 7 Ph.D. theses, 4 M.S. theses, and 11 B.S. theses. Vrsnak is a Member of the Editorial Boards for the journals Solar Physics (Kluwer) and Central European Astrophysics Bulletin. He is also a Member of International Astronomical Union (IAU), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Astronomical Society (EAU), Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Joint Organization for Solar Observation (JOSO), Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (CESRA), Croatian Astronomical Society, and Croatian Physical Society.
Biography Updated on 5 April 2013