Tomasz Kamiński

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Post-Doc

Division: Astrophysics I (Torun)

ORCID: 0000-0001-8541-8024

Office: Toruń


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Tomasz Kamiński is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Toruń.

After obtaining the doctor's degree under the supervision of Prof. Romuald Tylenda at the same Center in 2010, he gained experience at the Max Planck Institute of Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany (2010-2014), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile (2014-2017) and at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the USA (2017-2019).

He has many years of experience working as an operator of the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and Submillimeter Array (SMA) telescopes. He was also a member of the Time Allocation Committee of ALMA and SMA telescopes.

He is the head of the Mergestarsgroup in Toruń, which studies the physics governing stellar mergers of dwarfs and giants by observing red novae and using innovative interferometric techniques. The members of the CAMK group are: Prof. Ryszard Szczerba, Prof. Romuald Tylenda, Dr. A. Frankowski, Dr. Mirosław Schmidt; and Ph.D. students Muhammad Zain Mobeen and Thomas Steinmetz.

According to the NASA ADS database (Aug. 26, 2022), Prof. Kamiński is an author and co-author of 56 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited almost 3 000 times. The link to his publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found here.

Research interests
  • star evolution,
  • molecular spectroscopy and astrochemistry,
  • condensation and star dust physics,
  • interferometry,
  • submillimeter spectroscopy.

Grants / Scientific projects
  • "Stellar mergers: reasons and results of stellar collisions investigated with interferometric methods" (2019-2024). Function: PI. Funding information on funding: SONATA BIS project, NCN (2018/30/E/ST9/00398).