ABOUT ME

2021 -- Postdoctoral researcher, ELI Beamlines  (Czech Republic) and Flatiron Institute (USA)

Research experience (Visiting positions and post-doctoral Fellowships)

2019-2020 Postdoctoral researcher, New-York University (CCPP) and Flatiron Institute (CCA), USA
2012-2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, Israel

Visiting positions 

2018-2019 Visiting postdoctoral researcher, Stanford University (KIPAC), USA

2019 (2 months) Visiting postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Awards/Grants

2018-2019 Koret Fellowship (Stanford University)
2015-2017 Lady Davis Fellowship (The Hebrew University)

Research interests

Interdisciplinary research: cosmic rays and the emergence of life

- Spin-polarized muons and biological homochirality

- Polarized cosmic radiation at different astrophysical environments

Black hole jets:
- Jet formation, acceleration and collimation (AGNs, GRBs) 

- Physics of the central engine (AGNs, GRBs)

Multi-messenger astroparticle physics:
- Physics of UHECRs accelerators
- Propagation of UHECRs in Galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields

- Production of secondary messengers (γ-rays, neutrinos) 

Publications

23 peer-reviewed papers, 16 as first author.
Invited news items in Nature, Quanta Magazine and Scientific American.

6 Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings 

Teaching

2011-2012: Attache Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche at Paris Observatory: 96 hours

2008-2011: Teaching assistant at Paris Observatory: 192 hours
2011-2012: Co-supervisor of M.Sc. students 

2008-2011: Supervisor of observations for graduate students at Solar Tower of Meudon (spectrograph)

Subjects taught (level)

- nuclear magnetic resonance (M.Sc.)
- special and general relativity (M.Sc.)
- solar optics and spectroscopy (M.Sc.)
- dynamics of dilute gases and plasmas (M.Sc.) 

- imagery post-processing (M.Sc.)
- far-infrared detection (M.Sc.)
- astronomy and astrophysics (B.Sc.)
- programming in IDL (B.Sc.)

Outreach

2018 Public outreach activities at San Matteo College

2013-2014: Public outreach activities at Wise Observatory
2008-2011: Public outreach activities at Paris Observatory (open nights, outreach lectures, mentoring of astronomy projects in schools)
2002-2007: Co-founder of the association for Astronomy of Paris XI University

 

 

Misc

Languages: English, Polish (native), French (native), Hebrew (beginner). 

Programming: Fortran, C, C++, IDL. 3D Visualization.

PhD students representative (the doctoral school of Astronomy and Astrophysics of Paris, academic year 2009-2010).

Junior member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). 

Professional Service Activities

Referee (ApJ, MNRAS, Science, JCAP, PRL, PRD)

Grant panelist for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and for the National Aeronautics and Space

Administration (NASA)

Organization of conferences/seminars

Organizer of the astrolunch (weekly seminar) at the Hebrew University (academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018). 

Organizer of the High Energy Astrophysics Workshop (Feb. 28, 2017) at the Hebrew University.
SOC member, ”Rencontres du Vietnam: Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe 2018”, ICISE, Quy Nhon (Vietnam).

Chair of the international conference: Nuclear Astrophysics & Cosmic Rays in the Multimessenger Era, ICISE, Quy Nhon (Vietnam)

Co-chair of the international conference: High Energy Astrophysics Israel Japan Workshop, RIKEN, Wako and Kobe Campus (Japan), July 18-23, 2019.

 

Observing experience
2011-2013: Observations at Telescope Bernard Lyot, Observatoire du Pic du Midi (21 nights). Referee: Dr R ́emi Cabanac. Instrument: NARVAL (spectropolarimeter)
2008: Training period of observing and data reduction at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (1 week), France. 

2006: Training period (observations, data analysis) at the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (3 weeks at the summit). Referee: Dr Christian Veillet. Instrument: WIRCam.