The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I was graduated in Poland at Adam Mickiewicz University where I did my Bachelor degree in Physics. I also obtained a Master degree in Astronomy from Porto University in Portugal. My master project was related to observational cosmology. For the master degree I worked on gravitational lensing at European Southern Observatory. After the defense of my Master degree, I decided to go deeper into experimental gravity and I joined the Gravitational Wave Group at University of Western Australia where I did my PhD. During my postgraduate studies I was involved in simulation of opto-acoustic interaction in advanced gravitational wave detectors. Such interactions can lead to undesired effect called parametric instabilities and cause a malfunction of the future detectors.
As a Research Scientist at MIT I will be involved in modelling and design of the devices to control parametric instabilities. Such devices will reduce acoustic mode Q-factors of the test masses at broad frequency range without degeneration of thermal noise performance of the detector.