Radek Smolec webpage

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) in Warsaw. In 2009-2011 I was a postdoctoral researcher in Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna.

My work focuses on classical pulsators: RR Lyrae stars and Cepheids. I analyse photometric data for these stars and model their variability with nonlinear convective pulsation codes. The active and finished projects I'm leading are:

I am a member of the Araucaria group. I model pulsating stars in eclispsing binary systems observed by the group and model the stellar evolution of the binary system components using MESA stellar evolution code. I also analyse the data from the first Polish scientific satellites: Lem and Heweliusz, which are part of BRITE Constellation.

Habilitation in 2016. I obtained my PhD in 2009 at NCAC. My PhD Thesis, Nonlinear modelling of radial stellar pulsation, is here. My MSc thesis (Metalicznosc gwiazd RR Lutni a efekt Blazki, in Polish) is here.

I enjoy to watch butterflies. Some of my photos are here.

Last update: 2 Mar 2017