Department of High Energy Astrophysics


Research Topics

  1. particle acceleration and propagation in astrophysical and space plasma
  2. cosmological evolution of supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei
  3. physics of relativistic jets in active galaxies
  4. production of high-energy emission and neutrinos in astrophysical sources
  5. neutrino astronomy with Hyper-Kamiokande
  6. high- and very high-energy γ-ray astronomy with Fermi-LAT, H.E.S.S., and CTA
  7. X-ray astronomy: timming, spectroscopy, and imaging
  8. Solar activity and space weather
  9. propagation of electromagnetic waves in the Earth ionosphere
  10. extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field measurements

Recent PhD Dissertations (since 2018)

  1. 02.12.2022 — dr Emily Kosmaczewski: "Multi-Wavelength Diagnostics of Cosmic Dust: From Galactic Dust Clouds to Young Active Galaxies" (Supervisor: dr hab. Łukasz Stawarz)
  2. 21.10.2022 — dr Anna Wójtowicz: "Radio emission in early-type galaxies: radio loudness, jet duty cycle, and large-scale environment" (Supervisor: dr hab. Łukasz Stawarz)
  3. 15.10.2021 — dr Karthik Balasubramaniam: "Fluorescent Iron Lines in Various Types of Radio-Loud Active Galactic Nuclei" (Supervisor: dr hab. Łukasz Stawarz)
  4. 16.07.2021 — dr Rameshan Thimmappa: "A Comprehensive and Novel Analysis of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Data for the Pictor A Radio Galaxy" (Supervisor: dr hab. Łukasz Stawarz)
  5. 09.04.2021 — dr Anitha Ravishankar: "Study of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) using STEREO and SOHO observations" (Supervisor: dr hab. Grzegorz Michałek)
  6. 06.12.2018 — dr Natalia Żywucka-Hejzner: "Morphological study of TeV emission from 1ES 0414+009 and Centaurus A with H.E.S.S. data" (Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Michał Ostrowski)
  7. 07.09.2018 — dr Roberta Del Vecchio: "New study of afterglow light curves in gamma ray bursts" (Supervisor: prof. dr hab. Michał Ostrowski)

Backgroudn image: A supercomputer simulation of merging black holes sending out gravitational waves. Scientists believe there may be a way to use these waves to find missing pieces in our understanding of the universe. Illustration by Chris Henze/NASA