Dr Marcin Semczuk

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


I am originally from Lower Silesia in Poland. I finished my PhD at Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw Poland under the supervision of Professor Ewa Lokas. After finishing my PhD in 2019 I moved to Leicester to work as a postdoc with Professor Walter Dehnen.


My main research interest are galactic dynamics and morphology. During my graduate studies I was investigating morphological features (spiral arms and warps) of spiral galaxies being induced by tidal interactions. Currently at Leicester I am working on bar, bulge and spiral arms of the Milky Way. The main tool that I am using in my work are numerical simulations, however I often compare the simulations results with observational data.


(0) Check out my publications at ADS.


I am not yet at the stage of my career to be able to supervise PhD students, however I am happy to work with undergraduate students on topics related to galactic dynamics.


I do not have teaching duties at the University of Leicester

Press and media

I am happy to talk on the spiral arms, warps and bars of external galaxies and the Milky Way. I am also happy to talk about interacting galaxies


Contributed talks at :

1) NAM 2021: Galaxy dynamics and evolution in the Gaia era, Bath (UK) 2021

2) Galactic Rings: Signposts of Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA) 2018

3) 13th Podstam Thinkshop “Near Field Cosmology”, Obergurgl (Austria) 2016

4)1st Roman Juszkiewicz Symposium "The non-linear Universe", Warsaw (Poland) 2015

5)Alpine Cosmology Workshop, Trins (Austria) 2014

Media coverage

I appeared in Polish TV show "Astronarium" episode 50 about the Milky Way
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