Michał Bejger

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0002-4991-8213

Office: 130

Phone: +48 223296130

Personal website: http://users.camk.edu.pl/bejger

E-mail: bejger@camk.edu.pl

About me:

Michał Bejger serves as an associate professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw. Currently, Prof. Bejger is also in charge of leading the workgroup in a network for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics, and Machine Learning - COST ACTION G2NET.

He earned his doctorate in astrophysics at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in 2005. He completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Marie Curie Observatoire de Paris (2006-2007) and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (2007-2008). Followed by his habilitation on astrophysical parameters of neutron stars a few years later (2013). In 2018, Prof. Bejger was a researcher at AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC) [CNRS, Paris, France] in the gravitation group that studies were devoted to astrophysics and machine learning problems.

Prof. Bejger is a scientific collaborator of the LIGO - Virgo - KAGRA projects’ collaboration, devoted to the detection and analysis of gravitational waves. He is also involved in the work of the design and study team in the Einstein Telescope. According to the Scopus database (Mar. 8, 2021), he is an author of 219 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited almost 33 000 times. The link to his publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found below:

Currently, prof. Bejger is responsible for a research group composed of a post-doctoral fellow - Dr Jonas Pereira and a Ph.D. student - Filip Morawski. He also promotes astronomy and astrophysics to the general public in various forms ( e.g. Delta journal published in Polish; lectures on gravitational waves (in Polish) - LECTURE 1, LECTURE 2.

The fields of his research interest are as follow:
  • equation of state of dense matter,
  • physics of compact objects - neutron stars and black holes,
  • numerical methods in General Relativity,
  • gravitational wave detection,
  • applications of machine learning in relativistic astrophysics.

Grants / Scientific Projects
Prof. Bejger has also managed the below projects:
  • ”A network for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics and Machine Learning”, 2018 – 2022, Funding information: EU Horizon 2020 (COST Action CA17137).
  • ”Gravitational-wave astronomy: participation of the Polgraw group in Advanced Virgo and Advanced LIGO projects”, 2018 – 2022, Funding information: HARMONIA project, NCN(2017/26/M/ST9/00978).
  • ”Transient gravitational waves from neutron stars: models and data analysis”, 2018 - 2022 Funding information: SONATA BIS project, NCN (2016/22/E/ST9/00037).

Awards / Honors
In recognition of his research on gravitational waves, he has been awarded several Polish and international prizes:
  • Wojciech Rubinowicz Science Prize from Polish Physical Society for the discovery of gravitational waves (2016).
  • Gruber Cosmology Prize, Gruber Prize foundation, for the discovery of gravitational waves (2016).
  • Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the authors of the first direct detection of gravitational waves (2016).
  • Nicolaus Copernicus Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences (for the members of the Virgo-POLGRAW team) (2016).

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