1. Observational cosmology

  2. Formation and evolution of galaxies

  3. Formation of stars over cosmic time

  4. Photo-z and SED-fitting techniques

I study the formation and evolution of galaxies at epochs when the Universe was only a fraction of its present age. I am particularly interested in where and when the Universe made its stars and the complex chemical elements that we are all made of. In my work I use space-based facilities including the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes, as well as ground-based ones such as the Keck, Gemini, and Magellan observatories in Hawaii and Chile. And after a long wait but quite soon now, I look forward to using the James Webb Space Telescope in this research!

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  1. I regularly teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, observational astronomy, and 2nd-year physics of periodic systems.

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Marcin Sawicki
Astronomy & Physics


Dr. Marcin Sawicki

Department of Astronomy and Physics

Saint Mary’s University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3, Canada


tel: [don’t call - send me email]

fax: +1 902 496 8218

office: Atrium 308


2016 Aug 22-26 :     HSC collaboration meeting at IPMU

Anneya and I attend the HSC Survey project meeting at IPMU in Kashiwa-no-ha near Tokyo.  We give a total of four (!) talks between us, updating folks on the progress of the CLAUDS survey; we also make a lot of connections to develop joint science exploitation projects with our HSC colleagues and and eat a lot of sushi the process.  Nota bene: the CLAUDS survey is going great, with >90% of the data in hand now and science verification (number counts, photometric redshifts, galaxy stellar mass functions) showing the data quality is awesome.


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