Astrophysics, gamma-ray astronomy, dark matter
Dr Rafał Wojaczyński is an experimental physicist in the Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics group at AstroCeNT. Previously working in the industry as a software engineer, he started his PhD in 2014 at the Univerity of Łódź.
His PhD thesis was about low-luminosity high-energy black hole emission, mainly based on gamma-ray data from two Fermi/LAT and AGILE/GRID satellite telescopes. In 2016, he received a National Science Foundation Etiuda grant, which allowed him to develop technical skills in the field of data analysis from both detectors at the INFN institute in Trieste, Italy. At the same time, in Trieste, dr Rafał Wojaczyński performed a double doctorate (cotutelle), which resulted in obtaining PhD in physical sciences from 2 universities. The outcome of the PhD studies were 2 original publications in international journals and a doctoral thesis defended with distinction in 2018.
After completing his doctorate, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Nuclear Research in Warsaw at the Department of High Energy Physics in the Neutrino Group. He perfomed analysis of the self-veto effect in the KM3NeT neutrino experiment based on Monte Carlo studies. The other topic that he was involved include indirect search for potential dark matter signal from the Galactic Center.
The scientific interests of dr Wojaczyński concentrate on high energy astrophysics, but also include more technical topics related to detector physics. The projects he is currently involved in include optical simulation and sensitivity studies for the novel liquid argon dark matter detector, aiming for detection of low-mass WIMP particles.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics group
rwojaczynski at camk.edu.pl