Cenk Türkoğlu: “In particle physics, you are working as a team”
Dr. Сenk Turkoglu, AstroCeNT postdoctoral researcher at “SiPM Systems for Astronomical Physics and Medical Physics” Group, told us about his road to astrophysics, working experience in Turkey, Austria and the UK, the importance of teamwork in scientific experiments, and his current involvement in AstroCeNT project in Poland.
Unique infrasound sensor has been developed at AstroCeNT
Group 2 led by Prof. Bulik and group 3 led by Dr. Suchenk have developed a unique infrasound sensor. It will find its application both in cutting-edge scientific research and commercial projects.
“While most commercial solutions are very expensive, we have managed to significantly reduce the cost of such a solution, which is crucial in applications where tens or even hundreds of precise sensors are needed.”
PhD at AstroCeNT: Good opportunity to advance your career internationally
One of the important areas of AstroCeNT’s activity is education. On the basis of research groups, PhD students conduct research related to the study of gravitational waves and dark matter. The results of this work will be embodied.
We asked our PhD students to talk about what they do under the guidance of their advisors and why they chose AstroCeNT.
New equipment for AstroСeNT
A large shipment of important electronic equipment has just arrived at AstroCeNT. There are three-channel laboratory power supplies, an arbitration generator and stationary multimeters. This equipment will be used for the Dark Wave and other Astrocent seismic and acoustic measurement projects.
Oscilloscopes were delivered to the laboratory earlier. And next month we expect a large batch of laboratory furniture. Soon, the laboratory will be fully prepared for new scientific and industrial challenges of any complexity.
AstroCeNT group leaders about 2020
“We have learned how to use new tools and how manage our work in this difficult year. Now we look into the future.
We have ambitious plans: we want to be able to predict the shape of gravitational wave signals; we want to understand the seismic noise impacting gravitational wave detectors; we want to develop quantum machine learning techniques for space observations.
We will look for ambitious PhD students willing to help us in these scientific endeavors.
We hope that 2021 will be a good year for science – the one we do out of pure curiosity and the one that makes our lives better”.
Marcin Kuźniak: “At AstroCeNT we implement projects that are of great importance to both science and industry”
AstroCeNT — the ultra-modern Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences — was established in Warsaw in 2018. Currently, under the leadership of Prof. Leszek Roszkowski the Centre implements its research program, attracting scientists from all over the world. Dr. Marcin Kuźniak joined the team in 2019 as the leader of the group that is working on the improvement of silicon photomultipliers — technology extremely important for both science and industry. Marcin told us about his path to astrophysics, 10-years’ experience in Canada and return to Poland, as well as about the projects developed by AstroCeNT.
Stars Shine for Everyone: AstroCeNT PhD student received an award
Wathela Alhassan, AstroCeNT PhD student, received an award from SSVI (Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen (Stars Shine For...
Professor Tomasz Bulik: “Our infrasound sensors are a product that will find its niche on the market”
Two groups in AstroCeNT: the Seismic Sensors group led by prof Bulik, and the Electronics and Data Acquisition and...
Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald to visit Astrocent
A 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, Prof. Art McDonald will visit Astrocent. Our distinguished guest will...