Zeljko Ivezic — Asteroids, The History of the Universe, and The Simple Physics of Thermonuclear Explosions

LC: So the second goal of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is cataloging the solar system, and you said it’s going to detect around two orders of magnitude more objects than the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. What do you think is the importance of knowing the types and locations of these objects? ...

Zeljko Ivezic — Dark Energy and the Expanding Universe

LC: I read that there are four primary scientific goals of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, and I was wondering if you could kind of run over each. So the first one is like dark matter or dark energy, right? 

ZI: So you could joke and ask how many Nobel prizes we would get. That one is our highest chance of a Nobel prize. There’s something mysterious when you write an equation describing how the universe is expanding...

Zeljko Ivezic — Biography

The bio for Zeljko Ivezic’s Twitter account (@Ivezic) reads “Amateur astronomer.” This might be understating his expertise. He has co-authored over 250 scientific papers and been cited more than 50,000 times. However, as all must, he began as an amateur astronomer. In the third grade when his favorite teacher came to his class and asked who wanted to join astronomy club, not knowing what astronomy was, he eagerly volunteered. ...