A Brief History

About me

dr. hab. Michał Michałowski

I am an astronomer in the Astronomical Observatory Institute at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, funded by the POLONEZ Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant of the National Science Centre, Poland. I did my PhD in the Dark Cosmology Centre at the University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Jens Hjorth and Darach Watson. My first postdoc was at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh with James Dunlop. Then I was a Pegasus Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Gent with Maarten Baes. I moved back to Edinburgh and then obtained my current fellowship.

What I am doing


Badania My research concentrates on the so-called interstellar medium in distant galaxies, i.e. gas and dust between stars. This is an important ingredient of any galaxy, because it is the fuel for making new stars. Hence, the amount and properties of the interstellar medium govern how galaxies evolve.

  • gamma-ray bursts and their host galaxies
  • supernovae and their host galaxies
  • mergers of black holes and neutron stars (electromagnetic signal and gravitational waves)
  • sub-millimetre galaxies
  • passive galaxies

Results of my research

Selected publications

Promoting public interest in science

Public outreach

  • 14.12.2018 Public lecture see more
  • 10.08.2018 Press release on atomic gas see more
  • 26.04.2018 Public lecture in Koscian
  • 26.04.2018 Public lecture at the Poznan Festival of Science and Art
  • 23.02.2018 Public lecture see more
  • 19.12.2017 Interview for the TV program Astronarium see more
  • 17.10.2017 Press release on gravitational waves see more
  • 08.03.2017 Press release consultation see more
  • 14.12.2016 Science highlight in the ATNF report (p23, see more)
  • 12.12.2016 Royal Observatory of Edinburgh Winter Talk
  • 26.09.2016 Polish Press Agency press release see more
  • 24.09.2016 Public talk in the Royal Observatory Edinburgh
  • 24.09.2016 Royal Observatory Edinburgh Open Days
  • 03.04.2016 Talk at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • 16.11.2015 Press release overed by the Scotsman, the Herald and the Sun see more
  • 20.08.2015 ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture see more
  • 02.03.2015 STFC press release on dust at z=7.5 see more
  • 29.11.2014 Public event "Noche de las Estrellas", Puebla, Mexico
  • 28.09.2014 Royal Observatory Edinburgh Open Days
  • 10.04.2014 Exhibition at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Place of my work