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Mateo Kruljac


I was born in Zagreb, Croatia and have lived here all my live. Currently I’m pursuing a Master’s Degree in Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. During the winter semester, I’ve been an intern at the Institute for Physics in a lab for cold atoms experiments. For the summer semester I plan on switching to a group for observational astrophysics at the Faculty.

What motivated you most to participate to Odysseus contest?

An opportunity to participate in a space-related competition with an original work, which has always been a field of great interest for me, as well as a chance of winning an amazing prize – the internship to ESA or a trip to a space center.

What did you enjoy when you prepared your project?

Choosing among the wide range of topics to write about. It was very frustrating at the same time, to choose one, but the possibilities were great.

What was the most important thing that you learned during the preparation of your project?

Checking for sources. Somewhere, someone might have had the same/similar idea, so I believe it’s better to use it as a reference and build upon its foundation, than to start from scratch and end up copying without knowing it.

Has the work done for your project affected your decision for studies in space science?

It has shown me that my interest for space science is still very much present and that I could see myself doing research in that field.