One of the greatest writers of the XX century, Julio Cortazar, once wrote that "it is necessary to make a big science exploration a collection of many small exploration stages". Like Cortazar, I also think that general teaching philosophy should be a careful combination of several exploration stages (priorities). One is to create an interactive environment that allows for supervised science exploration, which is vital for demanding students' active involvement. Another important component of my teaching philosophy is scientific literacy. That said - knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for decision making. These stages are important in preparing students to act as responsible world citizens. However, these tasks are also highly challenging in the current era - global scientific education is still not developed enough to keep up with the rapid flourishing of new science disciplines. My overall goal is to make science education and learning easily accessible, inclusive, by fostering equity and high ethical norms.
Below are links to selected lectures I designed both for researchers, professionals, students of different levels of study, and for the general audience. Please get in touch if you are interested to access the full courses' materials and lecture notes.
Workshop in science communication
Science communication for scientists
The extended version of the course designed for doctoral students of natural sciences. The course is a combination of 7 weeks of lectures accompanied by 4 working assignments and one interactive collaborative student project.
Introduction to extragalactic infrared astronomy
This crash corse in modern infrared galaxy evolution is primarily designed for the master and doctoral students of PSI summer school in astrophysics.
The most distant galaxies hidden in the Universe
Public lectures organised by the Center for the promotion of science.
Lectures aim to engage very general audience to the most advanced discoveries in the field of the most distant galaxies and large scale structures in the Universe.
Introduction to the Galaxy evolution
(free video lecture for graduate students)
Free online video course in Cosmology and Astrophysics produced by SISSA. This lecture covers the hottest topics in observational galaxy formation and evolution, with the special emphasis to the evolution of dusty galaxies.
Dust at the end of the Universe
Public TEDx talk. A small storytelling about how we hunt the dust emission in the early Universe.
Science communication and popularization
Discussing the importance of science communication and popularisation, or: how to bring the science to the general public. The episode is one from the series recored for the Serbian national television.
A legendary 30-year-old television show dedicated to topics from alternative culture and pop art, to the popular science. Nivo 23 (eng, Level 23) is hosted by Belgrade-based joVelja Pavlovic, doyen of the Studio B television station.
Reviewing and presenting the Serbian edition of a popular book "Extraterrestrial languages" written by D. Oberhaus. The book explores the question if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it?
Science festival talk: peering into distant galaxies
Chatting about how astronomers discover the most distant galaxies in the Universe, and how they understand their evolutionary origin. The interview was a part of a special session called "Science stars.