Megan Olivia Lewis

Megan Oliwia Lewis's photo

Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Post-Doc

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0002-8069-8060

Office: 103

Phone: +48 223296103


Megan Lewis is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Warsaw where she is a member of the international Araucaria team working on the cosmic distance scale.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie (New York, USA) in 2015, and her MSc (2017) and Ph.D. (2021) in Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA). During her Ph.D. studies Dr. Lewis was also a Reber Fellow associated with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico, where she worked on several observing campaigns related to stellar masers using the Very Large Array (VLA). Her work has focused on radio observations of evolved stars and she works closely with the Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamical Evolution (BaaDE) survey.

A list of and links to her publications are available from the NASA ADS database.

Research interests
  • Mira variables and circumstellar masers as tools for obtaining stellar distances and studying stellar properties,
  • the effects of circumstellar environments on period-luminosity relationships.