Magister of astronomy, Wroclaw (Poland) University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, Warsaw (Poland) University, 1974.
Assistant department mathematics Wroclaw (Poland) University, 1968-1969. Research assistant Institute Astronomy, Warsaw, 1969-1975. Adjunct professor Copernicus Center, 1975-1983.
Professor International School Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy, 1983-1990, Nordita, Copenhagen, 1990-1993. Professor, chair department astronomy and astrophysics Göteborg (Sweden) University, since 1993. Research assistant department physics Stanford (California) University, 1975-1976.
Visiting professor Center for Relativity, Austin, Texas, 1979-1981. Senior visiting fellow department astrophysics Oxford (England) University, 1981-1983. Consultant International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, since 1988.
Member Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europea.
Married Henryka Kozicka, May 9, 1968. Children: Weronika, Tomasz.