Ksenia Suchomska

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Post-Doc

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0001-6118-5844

Office: 104

Phone: +48 223296104

E-mail: ksenia@camk.edu.pl

Ksenia Suchomska is an assistant professor 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 defended her doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Warsaw in 2018. In her doctoral thesis, she investigated detached eclipsing binaries with giant stars as components. During her doctoral studies, she completed an internship at the University of Concepción in Chile as part of the Etiuda NSC grant, which she obtained in 2016. Dr. Suchomska has been associated with the Araucaria group since 2011 and during these years she made numerous trips to world-class astronomical observatories in Chile, conducting photometric and spectroscopic observations.

She is currently conducting research on binary systems of TZ Fornacis type in the Galactic Bulge. These types of systems contain components that are at a slightly different evolutionary stage but have the same age and chemical composition, making them perfect testbeds for the stellar evolutionary models.

The link to her publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found here.

Research interests
  • cosmic distance scale,
  • eclipsing binaries,
  • variable stars,
  • determination of star parameters (Wilson-Devinney code, JKTEBOP, RaveSpan),
  • spectroscopic and photometric observations.

Grants / Scientific projects
  • “Gwiazdy olbrzymy w układach podwójnych zaćmieniowych jako doskonałe laboratorium astrofizyczne” (2016-2017). Function: PI. Funding information: ETIUDA project, NCN (2016/20/T/ST9/00174).