Paweł Swaczyna
Postdoctoral Research Associate



Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
4 Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
007 Peyton Hall
+1 (609) 258-8482

Personal Information

Full name
Paweł Leon Swaczyna
Date of birth
Place of birth
Ruda Śląska, Poland

Research experience

2018 - present
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
Space Physics at Princeton (PI: Prof. David J. McComas)

2011 - 2018
Laboratory for Solar System Physics and Astrophysics, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Advisors: Dr. habil. Maciej Bzowski, Prof. Stan Grzedzielski

2009 - 2012
Atmospheric Physics Department, Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Advisor: Dr. Iwona Stachlewska


2013 - 2018
Ph.D. Studies - Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Space research and applications of satellite techniques in studies of the Earth
The degree awarded on 7th February 2018: doktor nauk fizycznych w zakresie geofizyki (Ph.D. in Physical Sciences in the branch of Geophysics)
Thesis: Prospects for studying the heliosphere and its vicinity based on observations of energetic neutral atoms of heavy elements on Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe
Supervisor: Dr. habil. Maciej Bzowski, Associate Professor in SRC PAS

2011 - 2013
Second cycle degree (M.Sc.) Studies - Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Physics, with major in Theoretical physics (Theory of fundamental particles and interactions)
The degree awarded on 4th July 2013: magister (Master of Science), final grade: Excellent (Summa Cum Laude)
Thesis: Dark Matter effects in the Inert Doublet Model in the light of the newest LHC data (in Polish)
Supervisor: Prof. Maria Krawczyk

2008 - 2011
First cycle degree (B.Sc.) Studies - Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Physics within Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences under Individual Study Programme
The degree awarded on 2nd September 2011: licencjat (Bachelor of Science), final grade: Very good
Thesis: Dark Matter in the Thermal History of the Universe (in Polish)
Supervisor: Prof. Stefan Pokorski


  • The START stipend from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) with distinction from the Prof. Adam Sobiczewski Fund, Warsaw, May 2017[url]
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award for the talk presented at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2016 [url]
  • The Polish Physical Society Arkadiusz Piekara Award for an outstanding master's thesis, Warsaw, December 2014 [url]
  • Outstanding Student Poster Award for the poster presented at the European Geosciences Union 2014 General Assembly, Vienna, October 2014 [url]
  • The Joanna and Jerzy Glazer Award for the best master's thesis prepared in the academic year 2012/2013 at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, March 2014 [url]
  • The Minister of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for outstanding achievement for the academic year 2012/2013, Warsaw, December 2012