Seminar details

Date: 05.03.2024

Dawid Mozdzierski (Uni.Wroclaw)

Variable stars in open clusters - the tool for understanding the structure and evolution of stars

Over the past several dozen years, modern, sensitive CCD cameras enabled to discovery of large samples of variable stars in individual open clusters. Often, many variable stars of the same type are discovered in one cluster. This is a very favorable situation because we can get constraints on the parameters of these stars imposed by the membership to the open cluster, and at the same time, we have a great opportunity to study the differences in the variability parameters of individual stars of the same variability type. This is even more interesting when we have a chance to compare such groups of pulsating stars in many open clusters. One of our main objects of interest are massive stars. Our research aims to get close to, or even bring the answers to important questions about the physical processes taking place in their interiors.


- assistant professor at the University of Wrocław, Astronomical Institute
- Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Physics & Astronomy (2016),
- enthusiastic observer in Białków Observatory, University of Wrocław since 2010,
- participant in an internship within the frame of the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES, APO Observatory, NMSU, USA, 2013), and observational collaborator of the BHTOM and the Araucaria projects.

Main scientific interests: massive stars, young open clusters, variable stars, and asteroseismology of massive stars.

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