Jacek Niemiec

Jacek Niemiec

The H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków 

Assoc. Prof. Jacek Niemiec works on modeling the microphysics of plasma processes responsible for particle acceleration and the generation of electromagnetic turbulence. He coordinates the instrumentation work related to the CTA project at the H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics (PAS), and also collaborates on the H.E.S.S. project.

In the early 21st century, modern ground-based very-high-energy gamma-ray observatories have ushered in a new era of astronomy. The number of known gamma-ray sources increased from the handful detected prior to 2002 to more than 150 a decade later. Using three types of telescopes – small, medium, and large-sized – the CTA array will observe many new objects and phenomena. One of these instruments is being designed by Polish scientists and engineers


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