I am Wojtek Hellwing, an experienced researcher with a huge fascination for exploring and solving scientific problems. My expertise covers computational cosmology, galaxy formation, and the large-scale structure of the Universe. I am also a dedicated teacher. I particularly enjoy engaging with young researchers and inspiring them to pursue the scientific career. My current research activities focus on using cosmic velocity and density fields for testing General Relativity and alternative theories, and on structure formation on galaxy and sub-galaxy scales for studying the physical nature of dark matter. Finally, I really enjoy public outreach activities, where I can tell other people about my passion.
2005 - 2010:
PhD studies in astrophysics, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland
PhD diploma cum laude in physics. Supervisor: Prof. Roman Juszkiewicz
PhD thesis title: “Cosmology of the scalar-interacting dark matter”
2000 - 2005:
graduate studies in physics, University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
MPhys diploma in physics with honours. Supervisor: Prof. Roman Juszkiewicz
Thesis title: “Is the cosmic soup too sour? Dissertation on the search of new physics explaining the accelerated expansion of the Universe”
2019 - associate professor and group leader @Center for Theoretical Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences , Warsaw, Poland
2017 – 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
@Center for Theoretical Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences , Warsaw, Poland
2015 – 2017 Research Fellow (senior post-doc)
@ Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK
2011-2015: research associate (post-doc)
@ University of Durham, Institute for Computational Cosmology, UK.
2015: senior science and data base specialist in the “OCEAN” project (co-funded by EU), (0.2 time) @University of Warsaw, Interdisciplinary Center for Math. & comp. modelling (ICM), Poland.
2011-2014: science specialist and HPC programmer in the “POWIEW” project (co-funded by ERC) (0.2 time) @University of Warsaw, ICM, Poland.