Dr Mateja Dumbović, PhD, from the Hvar Observatory of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Geodesy was awarded three prestigious international awards for young scientists in a short period of time. In October 2020, she was awarded the 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists awarded by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) to top scientists in early stages of their careers. She was honoured with the award due to her scientific contributions in the area of Solar physics and Space weather.
A few weeks after that, she was awarded the SCOSTEP Distinguished Young Scientist Award for her research on the Sun’s effect on Earth. SCOSTEP is an organization within the International Science Council (ISC) and its main mission is to hold international programmes and workshops in the area of Solar physics and Space weather.
Last week, Dr Dumbović received yet another recognition for her exceptional contribution and innovative approach to Space weather – the Alexander Chizhevsky Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate, which rewards a young researcher under the age of 35 or who successfully defended their thesis within the last 6 years.
Dr Dumbović obtained her doctoral degree in 2015 as one of the first graduates within the Foundation’s “Young Researchers’ Career Development Project – Training New Doctoral Students” (Call DOK-2014-06) under the mentorship of Dr Bojan Vršnak, PhD. In 2016, she was a laureate of the National Scholarship Programme “Women in Science” awarded by UNESCO and L’Oreal Adria. Late last year, the Foundation awarded her a grant for her own research project IP-2020-02-9893 “Interaction of coronal holes and solar storms“. The Foundation would hereby like to express its congratulations to Dr Dumbović for all the above awards.