Centre for Astronomy

ContactPiwnice k. Torunia, 87-148 Łysomice
tel.: +48 56 611 30 10
fax: +48 56 611 30 09
Teleskopy w CA UMK [fot. M. Hanasz] RT3 i RT4
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International summer program TAPS

The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics of Nicolaus Copernicus University is pleased to welcome applications for the 3rd edition of The Toruń Astrophysics/ Physics Summer Program (TAPS).

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Astronomers publish new sky map detecting hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies

An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope. Dr hab. Magdalena Kunert-Bajraszewska and Phd student Carole Roskowiński from Nicolaus Copernicus University take part in this project.

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International Academic Partnerships - 1st call

The first call for the InterAPS project was released on Janury 7th, 2019. The project concerns international exchange of students, Ph.D. students and academic staff, organisation of seminars and conferences, and joint research between partners from five European universities. The project is carried out between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2020. The funding is provided by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange and coordinated by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

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Project PROM for PhD students

The final call for the PROM project was released on Janury 9th, 2019. The project concerns international exchange of Ph.D. students and academic staff at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, including research visits of international students to Toruń. The funding for the project is provided by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

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TASQ school for PhD students

In July 1-12, 2019, the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics will host an interdisciplinary summer school for PhD students entitled “The Toruń Astrophysics, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry school” (TASQ). Interested PhD students from abroad can apply for co-funding of the participation in the school till January 25th available as part of the project PROM.

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Astronomical TEAM

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.

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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".

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Consortium ATHENA-PL

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. 

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