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Awards and grants

Updated: 2021-03-05

Introduction

Below we present the awards and grants from recent years.

Awards

2017
Cavalier Cross of the order of Restitution of Poland at the request of the President of the Polish Academy Science, for outstanding achievements in research and development and support for international cooperation scientific - prof. dr hab. Barbara Wosiek, prof. dr hab. Henryk Wilczyński.

2015
Silver Medal of Honour „Merit for the Lesser Poland Voivodeship ”; For scientific activities and activities in the CERN Council; The Marshal's Office of Małopolska Province – prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Zalewska.



Distinctions

Teams
2020
Features of the Energy Spectrum of Cosmic Rays above 2.5x1018  eV Using the Pierre Auger Observatory"
Pierre Auger Collaboration
Phys. Rev. Lett., 125 (2020) 121106
Pierre Auger Collaboration Members (from IFJ: dr N. Borodai, N. Dhital, dr hab. D. Góra, dr hab. J. Pękala, dr hab. J. Stasielak, prof. dr hab. H. Wilczyński)
Article honored by Physical Review Letters, in the Editor's section Suggestion and Featured in Physics.


"Measurement of the cosmic-ray energy spectrum above 2.5x1018  eV using the Pierre Auger Observatory"
Pierre Auger Collaboration
Phys. Rev. D, 102 (2020) 062005
Pierre Auger Collaboration Members (from IFJ: dr N. Borodai, N. Dhital, dr hab. D. Góra, dr hab. J. Pękala, dr hab. J. Stasielak, prof. dr hab. H. Wilczyński)
Article honored by Physical Review D, in the Editor's section Suggestion and Featured in Physics.


„Was GW170817 a Canonical Neutron Star Merger? Bayesian Analysis with a Third Family of Compact Stars"
D. Blaschke, A. Ayriyan, D.E. Alvarez-Castillo, H. Grigorian,
Universe, 6 (2020) 81
From IFJ: dr D. Alvarez-Castillo
Article honored by Universe, in the Editor's section Choice.


„Constraint on the matter–antimatter symmetry-violating phase in neutrino oscillations"
T2K Collaboration,
Nature, 580 (2020) 339-344
T2K Collaboration Members (from IFJ: dr M. Batkiewicz-Kwaśniak, dr A. Dąbrowska, dr T. Wąchała, prof. dr hab. A. Zalewska)
Article honored by Nature on the cover of the issue.

2018
„Search for CP violation in neutrino and antineutrino oscillations by the T2K experiment with 2.2 x 1021 protons on target”,
T2K Collaboration,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 121 (2018) 171802,
T2K collaboration members (from IFJ: dr M. Batkiewicz, dr A. Dąbrowska, dr T. Wąchała, prof. dr hab. A. Zalewska)
Article honored by Physical Review Letters, Editors’ Suggestion, Featured in Physics.

2017
„Observation of large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 8x1018 eV”,
Pierre Auger Collaboration,
Science 357, 1266-1270 (2017),
Pierre Auger Collaboration Members (from IFJ: dr N. Borodai, dr hab. P. Homola, dr hab. J. Pękala, mgr Cz. Porowski, dr J. Stasielak, prof. dr hab. H.Wilczyński),
Article honored by Physics World as one of the Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2017.


„Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger”,
Astrophys. J. Lett. 848:L12 (2017),
A large international team of astronomers and astrophysicists, including the Pierre Auger Cooperation
Article honored by Physics World as 2017 Breakthrough of the year.


„Combined analysis of neutrino and antineutrino oscillations at T2K”,
T2K Collaboration,
Phys. Rev .Lett. 118(2017) 151801,
T2K Collaboration Members (from IFJ: dr Marcela Batkiewicz, dr Anna Dąbrowska, dr Tomasz Wąchała, prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Zalewska)
Article honored by Physical Review Letters in section Highlights, Editor's Suggestion.

2016
2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics - for the results of the neutrino oscillations studies of five international experiments. For T2K collaboration, for the fact that the experiment was the first to observe and measure the oscillations of muon-neutrinos into electron neutrinos; Breakthrough Prize Foundation; Experiment T2K - z IFJ: mgr Marcela Batkiewicz, dr Anna Dąbrowska, dr Tomasz Wąchała, prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Zalewska.
Individual
Dr Marcela Batkiewicz-Kwaśniak, in 2017 one of 3 distinctions in the competition for the best doctoral dissertation made using Cyfronet's resources : Open Day 2017 - announcement of results

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Current Grants

NCN
Project number: 2016/23/B/ST9/01635
Program name: OPUS 12
Title: Measurement of the composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
Manager: prof. Henryk Wilczyński
Deadline for implementation: 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2021
Financial resources: 631 900 PLN

Project number: 2019/33/N/ST2/02874
Program name: PRELUDIUM 17
Title: Simulation and testing of scintillation light detection and triggering systems for the ICARUS T600
Manager: mgr inż. Marta Babicz
Deadline for implementation: 31.01.2020 - 30.01.2022
Financial resources: 115 767 PLN
MNiSW
Decision number: DIR/WK/2017/05
Title: Experiment T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka)
Lider - NCBJ, IFJ PAN - współuczestnik
Manager: prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Zalewska
Deadline for implementation: 01.10.2017 - 30.09.2022
Financial resources: 6 176 255 zł

Decision number: DIR/WK/2018/11
Title: Pierre Auger Observatory
Manager: prof. dr hab. Henryk Wilczyński
Deadline for implementation: 21.12.2018 - 31.12.2022
Financial resources: 1 009 880 zł
Inne
Jennifer 2 (international project, the IFJ are using Belle and T2K experiments) Program MSCA-RISE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research And Innovation Staff Exchange
Project: " Japan and Europe Network for Neutrino and Intensity Frontier Experimental Research 2" (JENNIFER 2)
Manager(w IFJ PAN): dr hab. Andrzej Bożek
Contract no.: 822070 (2019-2023)
Coordinator: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy

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