Professor Agnieszka Zalewska         
H.Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics
of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN)
Cracow, Poland


Curriculum vitae

Born: September 24th, 1948, Cracow, Poland; married; four children

Education, degrees, employment:
 Physics with a specialization in high energy physics; master degree (1971) and PhD (1975) in physics at the Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland; professorial degrees up to full professor (2000) at IFJ PAN, Cracow, Poland; Since 1971 employed at IFJ PAN, currently Head of the Department of Neutrino and Dark Matter Studies;
Work in foreign laboratories, altogether over seven years: University of Washington, Seattle, USA; CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; CEA, Saclay, France; Pavia and Gran Sasso, Italy; JPARC, Japan.

Research: characterised by a wide spectrum of physics subjects and applied methods, in particular pioneering work on silicon vertex detectors with VLSI electronics.
• Hadron physics (1970-1980): multiparticle production in the K+p interactions at 8.25 GeV/c; diffractive production in p-d interactions at 21 GeV/c and 205 GeV/c; studies of the reaction p-p®p+p-n on a polarised target at 17GeV/c (S136); studies of the reaction p-p®`ppn (WA3);
• Pioneering work on silicon vertex and tracking detectors (VD, ST) with VLSI electronics in the DELPHI experiment at the LEP e+e- collider (1981-2000): very first VD simulations; beam tests of the prototypes of silicon detectors and of the first VLSI readout chips; responsibility for the DELPHI vertex detector proposal; substantial contributions to the whole software for VD and ST; responsibility for ST software at LEP2; design, supervising and tests of the cooling system for ST;
• Physics studies of e+e- collisions: production and properties of beauty baryons at LEP (1989-2000); phenomenological work on the SVZ sum rules for the ¡ particles (1981-1982);
• Other work on detector development: prototypes of the trigger layers for the DELPHI inner gas chamber (1981-1983), simulations of the upgraded trigger layers for LEP2 (1992); prototypes of silicon pixel sensors with a capacitive coupling for future applications (1999-2000); Monolithic Active Pixel sensors for medical applications (2001-2004, within the FP5 EC SUCIMA project "Silicon Ultra fast Cameras for electron and gamma sources in Medical Applications'');
• Neutrino physics (since 2000): the ICARUS experiment at Gran Sasso, Italy (since 2000) – analyses of the test and real data, construction in Poland of the equipment for the production of anode wires, work on the detector installation and software developments; the T2K experiment at JPARC, Japan (since 2006) – work for the SMRD sub-detector of the near station, studies of the νμ CC interactions in the near station; the SPC report on the future of neutrino physics in Europe (Dec. 2008 – March 2010);
the pre-feasibility study on the localization of the underground laboratory SUNLab in Polkowice-Sieroszowice, Poland (2004-2007) followed by the FP7 LAGUNA (Large Apparatus for Grand Unification and Neutrino Astrophysics) project (July 2008 – June 2011), – coordination of work for the LAGUNA localization in the Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine and work on the physics work package;

Results published in about 400 papers in refereed journals as well as in conference reports, internal reports of experiments etc. (about 14600 citations, hi=57 – according to the INSPIRE data base)

Organizational work: creating groups and infrastructure in Poland, representing Polish groups in international collaborations, work in executive committees of experiments, leading scientific projects
• Initiating (in 2000) the Polish neutrino group, formed by physicists from seven institutions in four academic centres – first achievement of this kind in the country;
• Responsibilities in high energy physics experiments: team leader of the Cracow groups in the DELPHI, ICARUS and T2K experiments; software coordinator for the DELPHI silicon VD and ST, 1995-1997; elected member of Executive Committees in the DELPHI and ICARUS experiments; coordinator of all Polish groups in the ICARUS experiment, 2000-2006; representative of the groups from Cracow, Katowice and Wroclaw to the T2K Institutional Board, since 2007, member of the T2K Election Committee as the representative of European laboratories, 2010-2011;- Scientific infrastructure in Poland: creation (with other four persons) of the inter-institutional silicon laboratory in Cracow, 1991-1995; application for the small, low background laboratory SUNLAB1 – placed of the Polish roadmap for Research Infrastructures, April 2011.
• Leader of nine research grants of the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research (later Ministry of Science and Higher Education, now NCN) – for 2-3 year long periods since 1994, co-leader of special research programs for the ICARUS and the T2K experiments;
• European projects: scientific person in charge for IFJ PAN and coordinator of WP4 of the FP5 SUCIMA project, November 2001-December 2004; scientific person in charge for the Polish groups and coordinator of WP4 of the LAGUNA project, July 2008 – June 2011; person in charge for IFJ PAN for the ASPERA ISOTTA project (2012-2014) and for the FP7 LAGUNA-LBNO project (2011-2014).
• Co-organization of five international conferences in Poland and of workshops and seminars in Poland and outside Poland.
• Coordination of the work on the update of the Polish strategy for particle physics in the framework of the update of the European Strategy (2011-2013)

Memberships of committees and boards: in particular advisory and governing bodies in CERN
Polish representative in the Committee of CERN users (ACCU), 1991-1995;
Member of the Polish Atomic Council at the National Atomic Energy Agency, 2001-2012;
Member of the High Energy Physics Commission of the Polish Atomic Council, 1994-2011; head of this Commission, 2009-2012;
Member of the scientific committee SPSC at CERN, 1997-2000;
Member of the CERN Research Board, as one of two European physicists from outside the CERN governing structure, July 2001-2003;
Member of the Scientific Policy Committee (SPC) of the CERN Council, 2004-2009;
Member of the Search Committee for the CERN Director General, 2007;
Chair of the SPC neutrino panel at CERN, December 2008 – March 2010;
Scientific representative of Poland to the CERN Council – 2010-2012;
President of the CERN Council – since 1 January 2013.

Teaching and outreach: regular teaching in spite of being employed only in a research institute not attached to a university
Laboratory, student seminars and lectures in particle physics for students at the Jagellonian University in Cracow (since 1971) and for students at the University of Silesia in Katowice (1999-2006); supervisor of numerous diploma theses and of seven PhD theses in particle physics; lecturer at international schools;
Promotion of particle physics, often in collaboration with journalists, e.g. being the editor of the special addition to the “Rzeczpospolita” jounal dedicated to CERN at the occasion of its 50thanniversary.


Cracow, January 2012

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