Large collaborations

CUBES

The Cassegrain U-Band Efficient Spectrograph (CUBES) is a new near-UV low- (R ~ 6 000) and medium-resolution (R ∼ 20 000) spectrograph being built for the 8-m VLT and expected to be installed in 2027. I am the Polish national co-PI in the consortium (which counts also with partners in Italy, Brazil, Germany, and the UK).

WST

The Wide-field Spectroscopic Telescope (WST) will be a 10-m class facility for multi-object spectroscopy. It will have a large field-of-view (5 deg2) and high multiplex (>20 000), with both medium and high resolution modes and a large integral field unit. I am part of the steering committee and co-leader of the Galactic science working group.

Gaia

Gaia is a scientific spacecraft launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) that is making a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, by measuring the position and motion of more than a billion stars. Since November 2022, I am member of the the Gaia Science Team (GST), a committee that advises ESA, through the Gaia Project Scientist (Dr Timo Prusti), on all top-level science performance, science policy and science organization aspects of the Gaia mission.

HRMOS

The High-Resolution Multi-Object Spectrograph (HRMOS) is a new instrument planned for the 8-m VLT. It will combine high-resolution (R > 60k) with multiplex between 50-100 in a FoV of 25 arcmin of diameter. I am member of the core science team that is developing the science case for HRMOS (since June 2020).

Research news

New Gaia-ESO paper accepted for publication

The paper entitled "The Gaia-ESO Survey: The DR5 analysis of the medium-resolution GIRAFFE and high-resolution UVES spectra of FGK-type stars" has been accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics, and is now available in the arXiv.

Annual Meeting of CAMK/PAN

The SAGA Team presented a summary of its 2023 activities during the Annual Meeting of CAMK, that took place between 31 January and 01 February, in Warsaw.

CUBES Science Meeting

The CUBES Science Team met between 17-19 January, 2024, at the INAF - Capodimonte Observatory in Naples, Italy, to discuss and start planning the observations that will be conducted with the instrument using the guaranteed observing time (GTO).

HRMOS Science White Paper

The High-Resolution Multi-Object Spectrograph (HRMOS) Science White Paper, prepared by the HRMOS Core Science Team with contribution from the community, is now available in arXiv.

We are hiring two postdoctoral researchers

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to work on a comprehensive spectroscopic study of metal-poor stars. Deadline is January 31st, 2024.

OPUS-LAP research grant awarded to the SAGA Team

The project “The old Milky Way: a holistic approach to an accurate analysis of metal-poor stars” received fund by an OPUS-LAP grant of the Polish National Science Center.