RESEARCH

  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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TEACHING

  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

CONTACT

Dr. Marcin Sawicki

Department of Astronomy and Physics

Saint Mary’s University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3, Canada

email: sawicki@ap.smu.ca

tel: [don’t call - send me email]

fax: +1 902 496 8218

office: Atrium 308

NEWS












2016-Feb-4:  All mirrors are in!

As of today all of JWST’s mirror segments have now been installed.  On schedule for October 2018 launch less than three years away now!


2016-Jan-18: HSC collaboration meeting in Taipei:

I attend the HSC Survey’s all-collaboration meeting in Taiwan and give a talk on the progress of the CLAUDS project.  Good to see great talks from all participants and to hear about the progress the HSC Survey’s making in acquiring its data.

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