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Igor Soszynski

Igor Soszynski, Polish astrophysicist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of the smallest extrasolar planet orbiting stars similar to the Sun; discovery of WR20a, the most massive binary system; discovery of new period-luminosity relations followed by long period variables; first to detect an extrasolar planetary system using the transit method; first to detect extrasolar planet with gravitational microlensing.

Background

  • Soszynski, Igor was born on June 4, 1975 in Brzeg Dolny, Poland.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Science, Warsaw University, 2003.

    Career

    • Adjunct researcher Warsaw University, since 2004. Postdoctoral researcher University Concepcion, Chile, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of the smallest extrasolar planet orbiting stars similar to the Sun. Discovery of WR20a, the most massive binary system. Discovery of new period-luminosity relations followed by long period variables.

      First to detect an extrasolar planetary system using the transit method. First to detect extrasolar planet with gravitational microlensing.
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    Born June 4, 1975
    (age 42)
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    • 2003
      Warsaw University
    • 2004
      Adjunct researcher, Warsaw University
    • 2004
      postdoctoral researcher, University Concepcion
      Chile