SASA President

SASA President

Academician Zoran Knežević (b. Osijek, 1949) is an astronomer.

He graduated and received his master’s and doctorate from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Belgrade. His main scientific contribution is in the field of the theory of the movement of small bodies in the Solar System. He is one of the greatest experts on small bodies of the Solar System in the world.

He worked at the Astronomical Observatory Belgrade in the period from 1973-2016, where he carried out a range of various prominent functions. He was the Observatory’s director from 2002 to 2014.

In 2009, he was elected a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and in 2015, he became a full member. He occupied the position of the Academy’s general secretary from 2020 to 2023.

He is a member of several international and Serbian astronomical organizations. By a decision of the International Astronomical Union, an asteroid was dubbed 3900 Knežević after him.