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Astronomy

Marek Demianski

Visiting Professor of Astronomy
413-597-4459
Thompson Chemistry Lab Rm 205

Education

B.A. University of Warsaw (1962)
Ph.D. University of Warsaw (1966)

Courses

Note: courses with gray backgrounds are not offered this academic year.

ASTR 221 (S)

Compact Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

ASTR 410 (F)

Compact Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

ASTR 420 (S)

Observational Cosmology: Observing and Modeling the Universe

Biography

Marek Demianski, a frequent visitor in the Astronomy Department, will be here Fall 2012. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw. His permanent position is at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw. Prof. Demianski’s research centers on cosmology and relativistic astrophysics. He is studying the very early phases of evolution of the universe, the process of formation and clustering of galaxies, and properties of the cosmic microwave background radiation. He is a Co-Principal investigator in two European consortia preparing the Planck Surveyor mission. For four years (1992-1996) he was director of the N. Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw.