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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1154-6132

Remigiusz Augusiak obtained his PhD in quantum information in Gdańsk in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. P. Horodecki. Right after defending his thesis he moved to Barcelona, where for more than seven years he was a postdoctoral researcher in the groups of Prof. M. Lewenstein and Prof. A. Acín. In 2016 he came back to Poland as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow under the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. Since 2018 he has been an associate professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics (PAS) where he runs his own quantum information research group consisting at the moment of one postdoctoral researcher (another one is to join the group this year) and two PhD students. He is a laureate of two prestigious grants in Poland: First TEAM funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, and Sonata Bis funded by the National Science Center. His publication record consists of more than 60 articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, many of them in the most prestigious journals (2 Science, 1 Nature Communication, 2 Physical Review X and 7 Physical Review Letters). According to Web of Science his articles have collected around 1100 citations and his H-index is 20.


Research interests:

Quantum information theory, quantum entanglement, Bell non-locality, foundations of quantum theory.


Major publications:

Baccari F., Augusiak R., Šupić I., Tura J., Acín A. (2020). Scalable Bell Inequalities for Qubit Graph States and Robust Self-testing”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 020402.

Kaniewski J., Šupić I., Tura J., Baccari F., Salavrakos A., Augusiak R. (2019). Maximal nonlocality from maximal entanglement and mutually unbiased bases, and self-testing of two-qutrit quantum systems, Quantum 3, 198.

Augusiak R., Demianowicz M., Tura J., Acín A. (2015). “Entanglement and nonlocality are inequivalent for any number of particles”, Physical Review Letters 115, 030404.

Tura J., Augusiak R., Sainz A. B., Vértesi T., Lewenstein M., Acín A. (2014). “Detecting nonlocality in many-body quantum states”, Science 344, 1256.

Augusiak R., Stasińska J., Hadley C., Korbicz J. K., Lewenstein M., Acín A. (2011). “Bell inequalities with no quantum violation and unextendible product bases”, Physical Review Letters 107, 070401.


Maciej Bilicki is an assistant professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS), and a co-lead of the Computational Cosmology Group (CCG) at CTP. Prior to this, he was a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Leiden Observatory of Leiden University in the Netherlands (2015-19), as well as a part-time assistant professor at the Astrophysics Division of the Polish National Center for Nuclear Research (NBCJ; 2017-18). Over 2012-15 he was a SARChI postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He received his PhD in physical sciences with astronomy from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center PAS, Warsaw, Poland, in 2012.


Research interests:

Observational cosmology, large-scale structure of the Universe, gravitational lensing, applications of machine learning to astronomy.


Major publications:

Bilicki, M.Dvornik, A.; Hoekstra, H.; Wright, A.H.; Chisari, N.E.; et al. (2021). “ Bright galaxy sample in the Kilo-Degree Survey Data Release 4: selection, photometric redshifts, and physical properties”, arXiv:2101.06010; 

Bilicki M.; Hoekstra H.; Brown M.J.I.; Amaro V.; Blake C.; et al. (2018). “Photometric redshifts for the Kilo-Degree Survey. Machine-learning analysis with artificial neural networks”, A&A, 616, id.A69, arXiv:1709.04205; 

Bilicki M.; Peacock J.A.; Jarrett T.H.; Cluver M.E.; Maddox N.; et al. (2016). “WISE × SuperCOSMOS Photometric Redshift Catalog: 20 Million Galaxies over 3 pi Steradians, ApJS, 225, 1, id.5, arXiv:1607.01182; 

Bilicki M.Jarrett T.H.; Peacock J.A.; Cluver M.E.; Steward L. (2014). “Two Micron All Sky Survey Photometric Redshift Catalog: A Comprehensive Three-dimensional Census of the Whole Sky”, ApJS210, 1, id.9, arXiv:1311.5246. 


Please see ORCID iD 0000-0002-3910-5809 for a complete list of publications.


Bozena Czerny has been a professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) since 2015. Prior to that, she was employed at the Nicholaus Copernicus Astronomical Center PAS in Warsaw, where she progressed from earning her PhD (1984) to the title of professor (1996). On a leave of absence, she spent four years abroad (1984-1988), at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MA, USA, and at the Department of Astronomy, Leicester University, UK. For four years (2011-2015) she was active in the Polish funding agency, the National Science Center, as a board member. She has published about 350 papers in the field of astrophysics, with 6000 total citations, Hirsch index 40, and has supervised 9 PhD students (currently with two more underway: Mr. Swayamtrupta Panda and Mr. Mohammad Naddaf). Her work mostly develops theory, but in direct application to astronomical data. She currently leads the project "Constraints on the properties of the dark energy from active galactic nuclei". She is also now a member of the AGN Working Group in the international project Large Synoptic Sky Telescope (LSST), and since 2011 she has been editor of the American Astronomical Society journals (including The Astrophysical Journal).


Research interests:

Astrophysics, cosmology, dark energy, active galactic nuclei, accretion processes.


Major publications:

Martínez-Aldama M.L., Czerny B., Kawka D., Karas V., Panda S., Zajaček M., Życki P.T. (2019). "Can Reverberation-measured Quasars Be Used for Cosmology?", ApJ, 883, 170.

Czerny B., Li Y.-R., Hryniewicz K., Panda S., Wildy C., Sniegowska M., Wang J.-M., Sredzinska J., Karas V. (2017). "Failed Radiatively Accelerated Dusty Outflow Model of the Broad Line Region in Active Galactic Nuclei. I. Analytical Solution", ApJ, 846, 154.

Czerny B., et al. (2018). "Astronomical Distance Determination in the Space Age. Secondary Distance Indicators", Space Science Reviews, 214, 32;

Czerny B., Hryniewicz K. (2011). "The origin of the broad line region in active galactic nuclei", A&A, 525, L8 (cited 139 times in ADS).

Abramowicz M. A., Czerny B., Lasota J.P., Szuszkiewicz E. (1988). "Slim accretion disks", ApJ, 332, 646 (cited 1151 times in ADS).


ORCID: 0000-0003-4634-4442

Wojtek Hellwing is an experienced researcher at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) with a great fascination for exploring and solving scientific problems. His expertise covers computational cosmology, galaxy formation, and the large-scale structure of the Universe. As a dedicated teacher, he particularly enjoys engaging with young researchers and inspiring them to pursue a scientific career. His current research activities focus on using cosmic velocity and density fields for testing General Relativity and alternative theories, and on structure formation on galaxy and sub-galaxy scales for studying the physical nature of dark matter. He also really enjoys public outreach activities. He earned his PhD at the Nicolaus Copernicus Center PAS in Warsaw. In 2011-2015 he was a research associate at the Institute of Computational Cosmology at Durham University (UK), working with the group of Prof. Carlos Frenk. In 2015-2017 he was an ERC research fellow at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation of the University of Portsmouth (UK), working with the group of Prof. Kazuya Koyama. In 2017 he was awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and joined CTP PAS as independent research fellow. Since 2019 he has been an associate professor at CTP PAS and the leader of the newly formed Computational Cosmology Group.


Research interests:

Large-scale structure, theory of dark matter and dark energy, galaxy formation and evolution.


Major publications:

Hellwing W. et al. (2018). “Uneven flows: On cosmic bulk flows, local observers, and gravity”, Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.103519.

Hellwing W. et al. (2016). “The Copernicus Complexio: a high-resolution view of the small-scale Universe“, MNRAS, 457, 3492.

Hellwing W. et al. (2014). “Clear and measurable signature of modified gravity in the galaxy velocity field”, Phys. Rev. Letters, 112, 221102.

Li Baojiu, Hellwing W. et al. (2013). “The nonlinear matter and velocity power spectra in f(R) gravity”, MNRAS, 428, 743.

Hellwing W. et al. (2013).“Hierarchical clustering in chameleon f(R) gravity”, MNRAS, 435, 2806.


Agnieszka Janiuk has been an associate professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) since 2011, where she leads the theoretical astrophysics group. She earned her PhD from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw, in 2003. Afterwards she spent a short-term fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. Prior to coming to CTP PAS, for 4 years she was a research associate and had a tenure-track position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw.


Research interests:

Theoretical and computational astrophysics, plasma flows in strong gravity regime, black holes and neutron stars, nucleosynthesis, gravitational waves.


Major publications:

Janiuk A. (2019). “The r-process Nucleosynthesis in the Outflows from Short GRB Accretion Disks”, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 882, p. 163.

Janiuk A. Sukova P., Palit I., (2018). “Accretion in a Dynamical Spacetime and the Spinning Up of the Black Hole in the Gamma-Ray Burst Central Engine”, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 868, p. 68.

Janiuk A. Perna R., Di Matteo T., Czerny B., (2004). “Evolution of a neutrino-cooled disc in gamma-ray bursts”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 355, p. 950.


Jerzy Kijowski has been a full professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) since 1982. He served as the director of CTP PAS in 1985-1988 and 1991-1992 and as director of the Institute for Mathematical Physics, University of Warsaw in 1996-1999. His awards include the Main Award (Grand Prix) of the Polish Mathematical Society for a young mathematician (1969), the S. Zaremba Award (Grand Prix) in Applied Mathematics of the Polish Mathematical Society (1972), and the Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences for results obtained in theoretical physics (1980). He was a Fellow of the A. v. Humboldt Foundation, Federal Republic of Germany (1976-1977). He is an editorial board member for Reports on Mathematical Physics and Acta Physica Polonica. Co-founder and member of the editorial board of Journal of Geometry and Physics.


Research interests:

Mathematical Physics, Classical and Quantum Field Theory, General Relativity Theory, Differential Geometry.


Major publications:

Kijowski J. (1978). “On a new variational principle in general relativity and the energy of gravitational field”, GRG Journal 9, 857-881.

Kijowski J., Tulczyjew W. T. (1979). A symplectic framework for field theories, Springer Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 107, 257 pages.

Kijowski J. (1974). “On the time operator in quantum mechanics and the Heisenberg uncertainty relation for energy and time”, Rep.Math. Phys. 6, 361-386.

Kijowski J., Rudolph G. (1989). “The functional integral on the gauge orbit space for a non-Abelian Higgs model”, Nuclear Physics. B325, 211-224.

Chrusciel P.T., Jezierski J., Kijowski J. (2015). “Hamiltonian dynamics in the space of asymptotically Kerr–de Sitter spacetimes”, Physical Review D 92, 084030.


Mikołaj Korzyński obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Warsaw in 2008. He has worked at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) since 2012, as an associate professor since 2017. Before coming to CTP PAS he worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institut) in Potsdam and at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna.


Research interest:

General relativity, cosmology, numerical relativity, light propagation in curved spacetimes


Major publications:

Grasso M., Korzyński M., Serbenta J. (2019). “Geometric optics in general relativity using bilocal operators”, Physical Review D 99, 064038;

Korzyński M., Kopiński J. (2018). “Optical drift effects in general relativity”, JCAP 1803, 012;

Bentivegna E., Korzyński M. (2012). “Evolution of a periodic eight-black-hole lattice in numerical relativity”, Class. Quantum Grav. 29 165007;

Bolejko K., Korzyński M. (2017). “Inhomogeneous cosmology and backreaction: Current status and future prospects”, Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 26, 1730011.

Korzyński M. (2014). “Backreaction and continuum limit in a closed universe filled with black holes”, Class. Quantum Grav. 31 085002.


Prof. Michał Oszmaniec is a theoretical physicist currently leading the Quantum Computing group at the Center for Theoretical Physics (website of the group:

He defended his PhD on “Applications of differential geometry and representation theory to description of quantum correlations” at the University of Warsaw in December 2014, then spent two and a half years as a postdoc in the quantum information group of Prof. Antonio Acin at the Institute for Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. From June 2017 to September 2019 he worked at the University of Gdańsk, carrying out his HOMING grant “Quantum information with restricted resources” awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.


Research interests:

Quantum computing, quantum information, NISQ, quantum algorithms, mathematical physics.


Major publications:

Maciejewski F.B., Zimborás Z., Oszmaniec M. (2020). “Mitigation of readout noise in near-term quantum devices by classical post-processing based on detector tomography”, Quantum 4, 257.

Oszmaniec M., Brod D.J. (2018). “Classical simulation of photonic linear optics with lost particles”, New Journal of Physics 20 (9), 092002.

Oszmaniec M., Guerini L., Wittek P., Acín A. (2017). “Simulating positive-operator-valued measures with projective measurements”, Physical Review Letters 119 (19), 190501.

Oszmaniec M., Zimborás Z. “Universal extensions of restricted classes of quantum operations”, Physical Review Letters 119 (22), 220502.

Oszmaniec M., Augusiak R., Gogolin C., Kołodyński J., Acín A., Lewenstein M. (2016). “Random Bosonic States for Robust Quantum Metrology”, Physical Review X 6 (4), 041044.


Krzysztof Pawlowski is a professor of physics of quantum gases at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS). After graduating, with honors, from the University of Warsaw in 2008, he started to work at CTP PAS as a research assistant, then received PhD degree in January 2011 (from Stefan Wyszynski University) and moved abroad to continue his research as a post-doc at Stuttgart University (2012) and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (2012-2014).  In September 2014 he returned to Warsaw. The PI for two finished Polish grants and one ongoing. He leads a group of one post-doc, 2 PhDs and 2 MScs working on quantum droplets emerging due to non-local interaction in degenerate gases. Since December 2019 he has served as Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs of CTP PAS.


Research interests:

Quantum gases, quantum metrology, many-body physics.


Major publications:

Ołdziejewski R., Gorecki W., Pawłowski K., Rzazewski K. (2020). “Strongly correlated quantum droplets in quasi-1D dipolar Bose gas”, Physical Review Letters  124, 090401.

Kristensen M.A., Christensen M.B., Gajdacz M., Iglicki M., Pawłowski K., Klempt C., Sherson J.F., Rzazewski K., Hilliard A.J., Arlt J.J. (2019). “Observation of Atom Number Fluctuations in a Bose-Einstein Condensate”, Physical Review Letters 122, 163601.

Hatomura T., Pawłowski K. (2019). “Superadiabatic generation of cat states in bosonic Josephson junctions under particle losses”,  Physical Review A 99, 043621.

Pawłowski K., Fadel M., Treutlein P., Castin Y., Sinatra A. (2017). “Mesoscopic quantum superpositions in bimodal Bose-Einstein condensates: decoherence and strategies to counteract it”,  Physical Review A 95, 063609.

Pawłowski K., Rzążewski K. (2015). “Dipolar Dark Solitons”,  New Journal of Physics 17, 10500.


Adam Sawicki has been a professor of mathematical physics at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS) since 2017. In 2011 he received his PhD degree in theoretical physics from the University of Warsaw followed in 2014 by a PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Bristol. After this he spent two years as a Marie Curie fellow at MIT and one year at the University of Bristol. In October 2016 he returned to Warsaw to set up a quantum mathematics group at CTP PAS. Since then he has supervised four PhD students (two of them already finished), 2 MSc students and 3 BSc students.

Research interests:

Quantum information, quantum computing, mathematical physics.

Major publications:

Maciążek T., Sawicki A. (2019). “Non-abelian quantum statistics on graphs”, Commun. Math. Phys., 371, 921-973.

Sawicki A., Karnas K. (2017). “Universality of single-qudit gates”, Ann. Henri Poincaré, 11, vol. 18, 3515–3552.

Harrison J.M., Keating J.P., Robbins J.M., Sawicki A. (2014). “n-Particle Quantum Statistics on Graphs”, Commun. Math. Phys. 330, 1293–1326.

Sawicki A., Oszmaniec M., Kuś M. (2014). „Convexity of momentum map, Morse index, and quantum entanglement”, Reviews in Mathematical Physics, 26, 1450004.

Sawicki A., Huckleberry A., Kuś M. (2011). “Symplectic Geometry of Entanglement”,
Comm. Math. Phys. 305, 441-468.


Paweł Nurowski is full professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (CTP PAS), and head of the differential geometry group. He is known for his work on conformal geometry and exceptional holonomy, but his research activities range from pure differential geometry to observational astrophysics. He obtained his PhD in Mathematical Physics from SISSA, Italy, in 1993. Before becoming professor at the Center for Theoretical Physics in 2012, he was an Associated Professor at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. He has held many Visiting Professor positions in Europe, the USA, Australia, and China. 

Research interests: 

Cartan geometries and applications in physics and cosmology, conformal geometry, geometric structures in nonholonomic mechanics. 

Major p

Differential equations and conformal structures, J Geom Phys 55 19-49 (2005) 

Twistor space for rolling bodies, Commun. Math. Phys., 326, 393-414  (2014), coauthor: D. An 

Analog of selfduality in dimension nine, J. Reine Angew. Math., 699, 67-110 (2015), coauthor: A. Fino 

Explicit ambient metrics and holonomy, J. Diff. Geom. 114, 193-242, (2020), coauthors: I. Anderson, Th. Leistner 

Apparent evidence for Hawking points in the CMB Sky, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 495, 3403-3408, (2020), coauthors: D. An, K. Meissner, R. Penrose