BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dejan Stojkovic, an associate professor of
physics at the University at Buffalo, has received the Marko Jaric
Award, recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific prizes
granted to researchers of Serbian origin.
The award is presented annually in memory of Marko Jaric, a
renowned Serbian physicist who worked and lived in the United
States. Following his death in 1997, his family and institutions --
including the University of Belgrade, Serbian Academy of Sciences
and Arts and Serbian Unity Congress -- helped establish the
Stojkovic, a theoretical physicist, received the award on March
16 from the Serbian minister of science at a ceremony at the
Rectorat of the University of Belgrade.
As part of the event, Stojkovic explained his research to an
audience that included renowned scientists, educators, politicians
and journalists. He also delivered several scientific and popular
talks at major universities in the region during his visit to
Stojkovic joined UB in 2007 after serving as a visiting faculty
member at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his PhD there
in 2001, and also holds a master's and bachelor's of science in
physics from the University of Belgrade.
His research interests include cosmology, general relativity,
particle physics, field theory, extra dimensions, brane-world
models and phenomenology beyond the Standard Model. In selecting
him to receive the Marko Jaric Award, the committee cited
Stojkovic's work on higher dimensional black holes.