Dr Agata Karska from the NCU Centre for Astronomy is among 13 laureates of the fifth competition of the Foundation for Polish Science in the FIRST TEAM programme. The Toruń researcher will receive PLN 2 million to form a research team. 131 scientists have competed in the competition.
2018 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for dr Jan Ostrowski
Dr Jan Ostrowski, a graduate of astronomy at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, get the Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for his Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Mass function of galaxy clusters in inhomogeneous relativistic cosmology".
On 20/04/2018, the Consortium ATHENA-PL was formed. The main goal of the Consortium will be to develop subsystems for instruments of the ATHENA mission.
Toruń Astrophysics & Physics Summer internships
Students from all countries are welcome to send their applications to the 2nd edition of the Toruń Astrophysics & Physics Summer internship Programme TAPS 2018.
Hot Jupiter and the planetary anniversary
The international team of astronomers led by prof. Andrzej Niedzielski from the NCU Centre for Astronomy has discovered a very exotic planet, so-called hot Jupiter, at a very old star, almost twice as massive as the Sun. This is the twentieth planetary system discovered by astronomers from the NCU.
Hide and seek in space
A group of astronomers from the NCU Centre for Astronomy recorded an unknown phenomenon of alternating emission of radio waves by molecules of methanol and water vapor around a young star.
Torunian trace in the epochal discovery
Among 15 Polish scientists who have contributed to the first direct observation of gravitational waves, there was also a researcher from the Nicolaus Copernicus University Centre for Astronomy.