dr hab. Łukasz Wyrzykowski

Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory
Łukasz Wyrzykowski

dr hab. Łukasz Wyrzykowski

Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory

Lukasz Wyrzykowski is a lecturer in the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw. He obtained his PhD at the University of Warsaw in 2005 and spent 9 years in research institutes around the world, including Tel Aviv University, Manchester University, Princeton University and University of Cambridge. Since 2008 he is involved in the European space astronomical mission Gaia, which operates since 2014. He has been one of the main creators of the Gaia Science Alerts system, which detects anomalous and transient astrophysical events in the daily portions of the Gaia data.

His main scientific interest is the search for dark matter and black holes with gravitational microlensing and transient events. This includes fast ultraviolet transients which can only be observed from space. He is also interested in machine learning approaches to the vast astronomical data sets and data processing.