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Krzysztof M. Gorski

  • M.Sc., Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun (1980)
  • Ph.D., Physics, Warsaw University (1987)
  • Doctor Habilitatus, Physics, Warsaw University (1997)
  • Professor of Physical Sciences, 2003

Research Interests
  • Physical Cosmology
  • Cosmic Background Radiation
  • Large-Scale Structure of the Universe
  • Galaxy Formation
  • Gravitational Lenses
  • Computational Astrostatistics
  • Structure of, and Science Extraction from Large Astronomical Data Repositories
  • Development of the Virtual Observatory


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Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Senior Research Scientist (2003-Present)
  • European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, Associate Astronomer (1999-2003)
  • Theoretical Astrophysics Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Associate Professor (1996-1999)
  • NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (1993-1996)
  • Chief Scientist, Raytheon STX, (1995-1996)
  • Senior Research Scientist, USRA (1993-1995)
  • Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan, Visiting Research Scholar (1992-1993)
  • Institut d'Astrophysique, CNRS, Paris, France, Visiting Fellow (Poste Rouge) (1992)
  • University of Chicago, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Visiting Scholar (1991-1992)
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Science, Princeton, NJ, Visiting Research Fellow (1991-1991)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Astrophysics, Director's Postdoctoral Fellow (1989-1991)
  • University of California at Berkeley, Astronomy Department, Postdoctoral Fellow (1986-1989)
  • Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Research Assistant (1984-1986) (Research Associate, 1986)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award - Planck Data Analysis and Operations Support Team (2011)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award - Planck Data Analysis Pipeline Development Team (2010)

Selected Publications
  1. Eriksen, H.K., Banday, A.J., Gorski, K.M., Lilje, P.B., "The N-Point Correlation Functions of the First-year WMAP Sky Maps", 2005, ApJ, 622, p.58.
  2. Gorski, K.M., Hivon, E., Banday, A.J., Wandelt, B.D., Hansen, F.K., Reinecke, M., Bartelmann, M., "HEALPix: A Framework for High-Resolution Discretization and Fast Analysis of Data Distributed on the Sphere", 2005, AP.J. 622, p.759.
  3. Jaffe, T.R., Banday, A.J., Eriksen, H.K., Gorski, K.M., Hansen, F.K., "Evidence for Vorticity and Shear at Large Angular Scales in the WMAP Data: A Violation of Cosmological Isotropy?", 2005, AP.J. Letters, 629, p.1.
  4. Hansen, F.K., Banday, A.J., Gorski, K.M., "Testing the Cosmological Principle of Isotropy: Local Power Spectrum Estimates of the WMAP Data", 2004, MNRAS, 354, p 641.
  5. O'Dwyer, I.J., Eriksen, H.K., Wandelt, B.D., Jewell, J.B., Larson, D.L., Gorski, K.M., Banday, A.J., Levin, S., Lilje, P.B., "Bayesian Power Spectrum Analysis of the First-Year WMAP Data", 2004, Ap.J. Lett.,617, p.227.
  6. Bielewicz, P. Gorski, K.M. and Banday, A.J., "Low-order multipole Maps of CMB Anisotropy Derived from WMAP", 2004, MNRAS, 335, p.1283.
  7. Eriksen, H.K., Hansen, F.K., Banday, A.J., Gorski, K. M., and Lilje, P.B., "Asymmetries in the CMB Anisotropy Field." 2004, Ap.J., in press.
  8. Hansen, Frode K. & Gorski, Krzysztof M., "Fast cosmic microwave background power spectrum estimation of temperature and polarization with Gabor transforms." 2003, MNRAS, 343, p.559.
  9. Hansen, Frode K., Gorski, Krzysztof M., & Hivon, Eric, "Gabor transforms on the sphere with applications to CMB power spectrum estimation." 2003, MNRAS, 336, p. 1304.
  10. Eriksen, H. K., Banday, A. J., & Gorski, K. M., "The N-point correlation functions of the COBE-DMR maps revisited." 2002, A&A, 395, p. 409.
  11. Giardino, G., Banday, A. J., Gorski, K. M., Bennett, K., Jonas, J. L., & Tauber, J., "Towards a model of full-sky Galactic synchrotron intensity and linear polarisation: A re-analysis of the Parkes data." 2002, A&A, 387, p.82.
  12. Hivon, Eric, Gorski, Krzysztof M., Netterfield, C. Barth, Crill, Brendan P., Prunet, Simon, and Hansen, Frode, "MASTER of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Power Spectrum: A Fast Method for Statistical Analysis of Large and Complex Cosmic Microwave Background Data Sets." 2002, Ap.J., 567, p.2.
  13. Gorski, Krzysztof M., Banday, A. J., Hivon, E., & Wandelt, B. D., "HEALPix a Framework for High Resolution, Fast Analysis on the Sphere." 2002, ADASS XI, p.107.
  14. Wandelt, Benjamin D., Hivon, Eric, & Gorski, Krzysztof M., "Cosmic microwave background anisotropy power spectrum statistics for high precision cosmology." 2002, PhRvD, 64, p.3003.
  15. Wandelt, Benjamin D., & Gorski, Krzysztof M., "Fast convolution on the sphere." 2001, PhRvD, 63, p.3002.
  16. O'Mullane, W., Banday, A. J., Gorski, K. M., Kunszt, P., and Szalay, A. S., "Splitting the Sky - HTM and HEALPix." 2001, conf, p.638.
  17. Gorski, K. M., Hivon, E., and Wandelt, B. D., "Analysis issues for large CMB data sets." 1999, CONF Elsevier.
  18. Gorski, K.M., Banday, A.J., Bennett, C.L., Hinshaw, G., Kogut, A., Smoot, G.F., Wright, E.L., "Power Spectrum of Primordial Inhomogeneity Determined from the Four-year COBE DMR Sky Maps", 1996, AP.J.Letters, 464, p.11.

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