Ewa L. Łokas

Ewa L. Łokas's photo

Degree: Professor

Position: Professor

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0001-7138-8899

Office: 127

Phone: +48 223296127

E-mail: lokas@camk.edu.pl

Ewa Łokas is a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Warsaw.

In 1997, she received her doctoral degree in astronomy in NCAC, presenting a thesis on the statistics and dynamics of large-scale cosmic fields in weakly nonlinear regime. Before and after her PhD she actively collaborated with researchers at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris within many programs, including a NATO postdoctoral fellowship. She also established long-term collaborations with institutes of astrophysics in Potsdam and Granada. In 2004 she obtained her habilitation based on research concerning the distribution of dark matter in gravitationally bound objects. In 2012 she was awarded a title of professor of physical sciences.

For many years Prof. Łokas has been an active reviewer of scientific papers (MNRAS, ApJ, A&A, AJ), and takes part in the evaluation of grant applications for Polish as well as foreign funding agencies (including Swiss, French, as well as European Research Council). She also reviews PhD theses and research records for the habilitation degree and the title of professor, and participates in scientific organizing committees of international conferences. In 2015-2018 she was a member of the Council of the National Science Center (NCN).

According to the Scopus database (Aug. 19, 2022), she is an author and co-author of 99 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 3 000 times. The link to her publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found here.

So far, Prof. Łokas supervised five doctoral students: Radosław Wojtak, Jarosław Klimentowski, Klaudia Kowalczyk, Grzegorz Gajda, and Marcin Semczuk, and five postdoctoral researchers: Andrés del Pino Molina, Sylvain Fouquet, Ivana Ebrova, Nicolas Peschken, and Jean-Baptiste Salomon.

Research interests
  • cosmology, large-scale structure of the Universe, galaxy clusters, dark matter,
  • Local Group, dwarf galaxies,
  • galactic dynamics and interactions,
  • formation of galactic bars.

Grants / Scientific Projects
Prof. Łokas was a principal investigator in the following projects:
  • "Dynamics and morphology of interacting galaxies" (2014-2019). Funding information: MAESTRO project, NCN (2013/10/A/ST9/00023),
  • "Evolution and properties of dwarf galaxies in the Local Group" (2011-2014). Funding information: Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N N203 580940),
  • "Dynamics of objects dominated by dark matter" (2007-2010). Funding information: Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N N203 0253 33),
  • "Dark matter in gravitationally bound objects" (2004-2006). Funding information: KBN (1 P03D 027 26),
  • "Formation and properties of galaxies and clusters in hierarchical models of nonlinear evolution of matter distribution in the Universe" (2000-2003). Funding information: KBN (2 P03D 023 19),
  • "Density profiles of dark matter haloes" (1998-1999). Funding information: KBN (2 P03D 008 15),
  • "Formation and properties of galactic haloes in weakly nonlinear perturbation theory"(1997-1998). Funding information: KBN (2 P03D 013 13).

Promotion of science
  • Authorship of popular articles and translations to Polish of books in physics, astronomy and cosmology (e.g. "Cosmology’s Century" by P. J. E. Peebles, "Our Universe" by J. Dunkley, "Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space" by R. Mosco and J. Chad).