Michał Bejger

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0002-4991-8213

Office: 130

Phone: +48 223296130

Personal website: http://users.camk.edu.pl/bejger

E-mail: bejger@camk.edu.pl

Michał Bejger serves as an associate professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw. Currently, Prof. Bejger is also in charge of leading the workgroup in a network for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics, and Machine Learning - COST ACTION G2NET.

He earned his doctorate in astrophysics at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in 2005. He completed his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Marie Curie Observatoire de Paris (2006-2007) and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (2007-2008). Followed by his habilitation on astrophysical parameters of neutron stars a few years later (2013). In 2018, Prof. Bejger was a researcher at AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC) [CNRS, Paris, France] in the gravitation group that studies were devoted to astrophysics and machine learning problems.

Prof. Bejger is a collaborator in projects devoted to the detection of gravitational waves and the construction of the LIGO - Virgo - KAGRA detector network. He is also involved in the work of the design and study team in the Einstein Telescope, where he is a coordinator on the Einstein Telescope Observing Science Board, in a panel studying various potential configurations of the future detector.

According to the Scopus database (Aug. 26, 2022), he is an author of 256 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 35 000 times. The link to his publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found here.

Currently, Prof. Bejger is responsible for a research group composed of Dr. Paweł Ciecieląg, Dr. Filip Morawski and Dr. Jonas Pereira.

Research interests
  • equation of state of dense matter,
  • physics of compact objects - neutron stars and black holes,
  • numerical methods in General Relativity,
  • gravitational wave detection,
  • applications of machine learning in relativistic astrophysics.

Grants / Scientific Projects
Prof. Bejger has also managed the below projects:
  • „Calm before the storm: rethinking the gravitational-wave analysis toolbox in the face of future challenges” (2022-2025). Funding information: OPUS project, NCN (2021/43/B/ST9/01714),
  • ”A network for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics and Machine Learning” (2018-2023). Funding information: EU Horizon 2020 (COST Action CA17137),
  • ”Gravitational-wave astronomy: participation of the Polgraw group in Advanced Virgo and Advanced LIGO projects” (2018-2023). Funding information: HARMONIA project, NCN (2017/26/M/ST9/00978),
  • ”Transient gravitational waves from neutron stars: models and data analysis” (2017-2023). Funding information: SONATA BIS project, NCN (2016/22/E/ST9/00037).

Awards / Honors
In recognition of his research on gravitational waves, he has been awarded several Polish and international prizes:
  • Wojciech Rubinowicz Science Prize from Polish Physical Society for the discovery of gravitational waves (2016),
  • Gruber Cosmology Prize, Gruber Prize foundation, for the discovery of gravitational waves (2016),
  • Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the authors of the first direct detection of gravitational waves (2016),
  • Nicolaus Copernicus Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences (for the members of the Virgo-POLGRAW team) (2016).

Promotion of science
  • editorial board of the Delta magazine, published in Polish,
  • lectures on gravitational waves and related topics (including Astronarium, OtokoClub guest, Delta lecture marathon, Science Radio, and much more, which can be found here).

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