Brynmor Haskell

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Degree: Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor

Division: Astrophysics II (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0002-8255-3519

Office: 112

Phone: +48 223296112

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Brynmor Haskell is an associate professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Warsaw.

He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton (UK) in 2006. He then remained in Southampton as a postdoctoral researcher, before moving the the University of Amsterdam as a Marie Skłodowska Curie fellow in 2010. In 2012 he was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Golm (Germany) and then from 2013 to 2016 he was a DECRA fellow funded by the Australian Research Council at the University of Melbourne. In 2016 he moved to Warsaw on a Marie Curie Fellowship.

Brynmor Haskell is part of the LIGO - Virgo - KAGRA collaboration, devoted to the detection and analysis of gravitational waves, and is involved in the work of the design and study team in the Einstein Telescope.

His work at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw focuses mainly on the theoretical modelling of neutron star interiors, with particular attention to a theoretical understanding the hydrodynamics of the superfluid in the star, and models of gravitational wave emission.

According to the Scopus database (Aug. 26, 2022), he is an author and co-author of 101 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 2 300 times. The link to his publications included by the service NASA ADS can be found here.

Currently, Prof. Haskell supervises a Ph.D. student Ankan Sur. His previous Ph.D. students were Dr. Lorenzo Gavassino and Dr. Vadim Khomenko. He also coordinated post-doctoral fellowships of Dr. Giovanni Camelio, Dr. Marco Antonelli, and Dr. Danai Antonopoulou.

Research interests
  • gravitational waves,
  • magnetic fields in neutron stars,
  • superfluidity in neutron stars,
  • pulsar glitches.

Grants / Scientific projects
Prof. Haskell is/was a principal investigator in the following projects:
  • “Relativistic models of viscous neutron stars” (2020-2023). Funding information: OPUS project, NCN (2019/33/B/ST9/00942),
  • “Superfluid neutron star dynamics” (2016-2023). Funding information: SONATA BIS project, NCN (2015/18/E/ST9/00577),
  • “Superfluid dynamics of neutron star crusts and cores (Super DENSE)” (2016-2018). Funding information: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, Horizon 2020 (702713).