DEPARTMENT OF COSMIC RAY RESEARCH
AND NEUTRINO STUDIES

NZ15

IFJ PAN Kraków

The subject of the Department's research are cosmic rays in the energy range above 1018 eV. Particles with such high energies - several orders of magnitude higher than the energies achieved in man-made particle accelerators - reach the Earth from space. Their origin is unknown and is one of the most important mysteries of modern astrophysics.

The Pierre Auger Project, in which the employees of our Department participate, is dedicated to explaining this riddle. Within this Project, the Pierre Auger Observatory was built in international cooperation. We expect that the experimental data collected by this Observatory will allow us to understand the most violent processes in the Universe.

Physicists from our Department are also involved in search for neutrinos, using the deep underwater Baikal neutrino telescope as part of the BAIKAL-GVD project, in which representatives of our department are involved in works on technical equipment (participation in winter expeditions, development and maintenance of the detector) , as well as scientific studies (analysis of measurement results).

Cosmic ray observatories are located in selected regions of the world, occupying small areas compared to the surface of the entire Earth, which limits the analysis of cosmic rays on the global scale (e.g. the possibility of the occurrence of phenomena covering an entire hemisphere, differences depending on the area). To deal with this problem the CREDO project was created - Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory.

The department employees are also involved in neutrino physics research as part of the T2K experiment. This experiment is carried out in Japan, and its main goal is to study neutrino oscillations, i.e. the change of the neutrino type as it propagates through space. Searching for matter-antimatter symmetry breaking in neutrino oscillations may help to solve the mystery of why this symmetry got broken at the beginning of the Universe, which nowadays is made only of matter.

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Staff

Department of Cosmic Ray Research
and Neutrino Studies

Prof. Dr. hab. Jan Kisiel

T2K leader in IFJ
e-mail: Jan.Kisielifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8406

Prof. Dr. hab. Henryk Wilczyński

Head of Division NO1
Pierre Auger leader in IFJ
e-mail: Henryk.Wilczynskiifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8334

Prof. Dr. hab. Agnieszka Zalewska

e-mail: Agnieszka.Zalewskaifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8369

Dr. hab. Dariusz Góra

Head of Department NZ15
e-mail: Dariusz.Goraifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8162

Dr. hab. Piotr Homola

The CREDO Project Coordinator
e-mail: Piotr.Homolaifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8348

Dr. hab. Jan Pękala

e-mail: Jan.Pekalaifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8341

Dr. hab. Jarosław Stasielak

e-mail: Jaroslaw.Stasielakifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8162

Dr. David Alvarez Castillo

e-mail: dalvarezifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8348


Dr. Marcela Batkiewicz-Kwaśniak

e-mail: Marcela.Batkiewiczifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8034

Dr. Nataliia Borodai

e-mail: nataliia.borodaiifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8348

Dr. Tomasz Wąchała

e-mail: Tomasz.Wachalaifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8034

mgr inż. Marta Babicz

PhD student
e-mail: Marta.Babiczifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8034


mgr Kevin Almeida-Cheminant

PhD student
e-mail: Kevin.Almeida-Cheminantifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8053

mgr inż. Wojciech Noga

PhD student
e-mail: Wojciech.Nogaifj.edu.pl

tel:012 662 8027

mgr Oleksandr Sushchov

PhD student
e-mail: oleksandr.sushchovifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8348

mgr inż. Sławomir Stuglik

web admin
e-mail: Slawomir.Stuglikifj.edu.pl

Konrad Kopański

e-mail: Konrad.Kopanskiifj.edu.pl

tel: 012 662 8027

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