fb pixel

Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar

Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar Title: Instructor III
Phone: 204.786.9756
Office: 2L27
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: v.milosevic@uwinnipeg.ca

B.Sc.(4 yr. Hons. in Astrophysics) (Belgrade, 1996)
B.Ed. (Manitoba, 2002)


  • PHYS-2812: The Physics of Music (Fall 2022)
  • PHYS-1005: Concepts in Science
  • PHYS-1701: Astronomy
  • PHYS-1005: Concepts in Science (Spring 2023)
  • PHYS-1701: Astronomy (Spring 2023)

Research Interests:

  • Galactic Astronomy: determining Milky Way's shape (possible flattening) using gravitational lensing, and the consequences for determining the baryonic content of the Universe.
  • Astrophysical cosmology: evolution of the gaseous content of the universe and QSO absorption line systems; baryonic dark matter in general and MACHOs in particular.
  • Anthropic principle: its cognitive significance and connection with the values of cosmological parameters.
  • Physical eschatology. Future evolution of the universe; duration of the stelliferous era.
  • Public Science Outreach: The Let's Talk Science Program(University of Winnipeg Let's Talk Science web site: Let's Talk Science


  • Three's a Crowd: On Causes, Entropy, and Physical Eschatology, Milan M. Cirkovic and Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar (2004): Foundations of Science, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 1 - 24, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers B.V. Preprint: physics/0407045 http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0407045
  • Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Doomsday: A Critical Assessment of the No-Outsider Requirement. Milan M. Cirkovic and Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar (2003): Serbian Astronomical Journal, vol. 166/167, pp. 9-19. http://saj.matf.bg.ac.yu/
  • Flattened Galactic Haloes and Baryonic Dark Matter. Srdjan Samurovic, Milan M. Cirkovic, and Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar (1999): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 309, pp. 63-79. Preprint astro-ph/9907165 

Selected Refereed Conference Contributions:

  • QSO Absorbing Clouds and Baryonic Dark Matter. Milan M. Cirkovic, Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar and Srdjan Samurovic (2002): contributed paper to 21st Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2002), edited by M. K. Radovic and M. S. Jovanovic (Dept. of Physics, University of Niš, Niš, Yugoslavia), pp. 589-592.
  • QSO Absorption Lines, Gaseous Infall, and Star Formation in Spiral Disks. Milan M. Cirkovic, Srdjan Samurovic, and Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar (2000): contributed paper to the international meeting on "Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies", Rome, Italy, June 12-16, 2000. in Galaxy Disks and Disk Galaxies, proceeding of a conference held in Rome, Italy, June 12-16, 2000 at the Pontifical Gregorian University and sponsored by the Vatican Observatory. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 230. ed. by J. G. Funes, S. J. and E. M. Corsini (ASP, San Francisco, 2001), pp. 627-628. Preprint astro-ph/0010247 http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0010247
  • Belgrade-MACHO Project: First Two Years' Results. Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar, Srdan Samurovic, and Milan M. Cirkovic (1999): contributed paper to the XII National Conference of Yugoslav Astronomers, Publ. Astron. Obs. Belgrade, vol. 65, pp. 85-91. http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7102/
  • Microlensing, flattening, OB and h: from assumptions, via data to tentative conclusions. Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar, Srdjan Samurovic, and Milan M. Cirkovic (1999): contributed paper to the conference on "Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals", eds. T. G. Brainerd and C. S. Kochanek (ASP Conference Series, San Francisco, vol. 237), pp. 265-266. Preprint: astro-ph/9909238 http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9909238
  • Microlensing Results and Removing the Baryonic Degeneracy. Milan M. Cirkovic, Srdjan Samurovic, and Vesna Miloševic-Zdjelar (1999): contributed paper to the conference on "Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals", eds. T. G. Brainerd and C. S. Kochanek (ASP Conference Series, San Francisco, vol. 237), pp. 253-254. Preprint: astro-ph/9909240 http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9909240