Ivica Puljak is Professor of Physics at University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB). He obtained PhD from University Pierre and Maire Curie in Paris in 2000, while working at Laboratory Leprince Ringuet (LLR) at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau. He was head of Department of Mathematics and Physics, head of Chair of Physics and Vice-Dean for Science and Informatics at FESB, member of many national and international scientific boards and committees and has been awarded several national and international prizes for science and education. In 2011/2012 he was research associate at CERN and in 2016/2017 distinguished visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
He is a member of CMS collaboration since 1994 and MAGIC collaboration since 2009, has published more than 700 scientific publication and organized and participated in more than 300 activities in popularisation and promotion of science. He actively participated in the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN, and his research interests are the construction of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the CMS detector, physics of the Higgs boson and astroparticle physics.