
Center for Theoretical Physics
Polish Academy of Sciences
Al. Lotników 32/46, 02668 Warszawa, PL
EMail: nurowski@fuw.edu.pl
Home page: http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~nurowski
QUALIFICATIONS
* 2012 
 Professor of Physics Title, granted by the President of the Republic of Poland.
 * 2006 
 Habilitation,
Institute of Theoretical
Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland.
 * 1993 
 Doctor Philosophiae in Mathematical Physics
(equivalent to the Italian title of Dottore di Ricerca in Matematica), SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
 * 1991 
 Magister Philosophiae in Mathematical Physics,
SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
 * 1987 
 Master's Degree in Theoretical Physics,
Institute of Theoretical
Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland.
 * 1982 
 Matura,
Hugo Ko³³±taj Liceum,
Warszawa, Poland.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2012now  Professor of Physics, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland.
 19972012  Associate Professor, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland.
 19971998  PostDoc, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
 19951997  Asistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Methods in Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland.
 19941995  PostDoc, Mathematical Physics Sector, SISSA, Trieste, Italy.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS
2013 October2013 November
 MSI Visiting Professor, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Ausralia.
 2013 August 3rdAugust 31st
 Visiting Fellow, Research in Pairs Program at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitute Oberwolfach, Oberwolfach, Germany.
 2011 August2012 May
 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, Logan, USA.
 2009 October2010 September
 Associate Professor, Mathematical Institute, Polish Academy of
Sciences, Warszawa, Poland.
 2007 August2009 May
 Visisting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
 2003 October2004 September
 Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow, member of the research
group
"Special Geometries in
Mathematical Physics", Institut fuer Mathematik,
HumboldtUniversitaet zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
 2003 May August
 EPSRC Fellow, Department of Mathematics, King's
College London, London, UK.
 2003 MarchApril, 2004 February
 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics,
University of Auckland, New Zealand.
 2002 October2003 February
 Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and
Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
 1997 September1998 February
 EPSRC Fellow, Department of Mathematics,
King's College London, London, UK.
 1997 AprilJuly
 Coordinator of the programme "Spaces of Geodesics and Complex Structures in General Relativity and Differential Geometry", Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Wien, Austria
 1994 AprilOctober
 Postdoc at Mathematics Group of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
 1994 JanuaryMarch
 Postdoc at High Energy Physics Group of the ICTP, Trieste, Italy
 1993 OctoberDecemebr
 Researcher in Mathematical Physics Sector of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy

CONFERENCES (CO)ORGANIZED
 The 1st Conference of Polish Society on Relativity 29 June4 July, 2014, Spa³a; member of the Local Organizing Committee
 Vector Distributions and Related Geometries, conference, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, 17 June, 2014, Warszawa; one of the four organizers
 Geometry of Projective Structures and Differential Equations, 24 29 March, 2014, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Warszawa, Research group, 24 29 March, Warszawa; one of the two organizers
 XXth International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, 2013, Warszawa, Poland;
member of the Local Organizing Committee
 XIIIth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden;
member of the International Coordinating Committee
 General Relativity and Gravitation  50 years after Jablonna, 2012, Stefan
Banach International Mathematical Center, Warszawa, member of the Organizing Comittee
 Road to reality with Roger Penrose, 2010, Stefan
Banach International Mathematical Center, Warszawa, member of the Organizing Comittee
 XIIth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2009, Paris, France;
member of the International Coordinating Committee
 Geometry of ODEs and vector distributions, 2009, Stefan
Banach International Mathematical Center, Warszawa, one of the three main organizers
 Myron Mathisson: his life, work, and influence on current
research, 2007, Stefan Banach International Mathematical
Center, Warszawa, one of the three main organizers
 XIth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2006, Berlin, Germany;
member of the International Coordinating Committee
 Xth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2003, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil;
member of the International Coordinating Committee
 Workshop on Canonical and Quantum Gravity III and Ted Newman's
70th Birthday, 2001, Stefan Banach International Mathematical
Center, Warszawa, member of the Organizing Comittee
 Workshop ``Complex and Twistorial Methods in General
Relativity'' at IXth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2000, Rome,
Italy, the coordiantor of the workshop
 IXth Marcel Grossman Meeting, 2000, Rome, Italy; memember of the International Coordinating Committee
 ESI program on Spaces of Geodesics and Complex Structures in
General Relativity and Differential Geometry, 1997 and 1999,
Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics,
Vienna, Austria; one of the three organizers
SELECTED TALKS
 The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and the Penrose Conformal Cyclic Cosmology,
Colloquium talk at CIMAT, Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas, A. C., Guanajuato, Mexico, 25 February 2015
 On a certain singular Pfaffian system in dimension six, Edouard Cech Institute Differential Geometry and Physics Conference, Trest, Czech Republic, 2325 October 2014
 Hunting for a G 2 snake, International Meeting on Lorentzian and Conformal Geometry, Alfried Krupp Wissennschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany, 1821 March 2014
 Gravitational slingshot and space mission design, Colloquium talk at CIMAT, Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas, A. C., Guanajuato, Mexico, 26 February, 2014
 On geometry of simple nonholonomic systems , series of invited lectures at CIMAT, Centro de Investigacion en Mathematicas, A. C., Guanajuato, Mexico, 1327 February, 2014
 Lagrange solution for 3body problem and beyond , talk at the Differential Geometry Seminar, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 8 November,2013
 Ringtype structures on Cosmic Microwave Background maps, colloquium talk at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Mt Stromlo, Australia, 7 November 2013
 MSI Friends and Alumni public talk: `Gravitational slingshot and space mission design',Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 31 October, 2013, http://maths.anu.edu.au/events/msifriendsandalumnigravitationalslingshotandspacemissiondesign
 On exceptional contact geometries, talk at the Differential Geometry Seminar, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 25 October, 2013
 Twistor space for rolling bodies, plenary talk at the "XXII International Conference on Geometry and Physics" University of Evora, Evora, Portugal, 25 September, 2013.
 Split signature 4dimensional metrics, real totally null planes and (2,3,5) distributions, plenary talk at the
workshop "The Interaction of Geometry and Representation Theory. Exploring new frontiers" International Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Wien, 314 September, 2012
 More explicit FeffermanGraham metrics with exceptional G_{2} holonomy, plenary talk at the workshop ``Conformal and CR geometry'', Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, 29 July3August, 2012.
 An analog of selfduality in dimension nine, plenary talk at the workshop: "Cartan
Connections, Geometry of Homogeneous Spaces, and Dynamics",
International Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Wien, 1115 July, 2011
 An analog of selfduality in dimension nine, plenary talk at the conference
"Differential Geometry and Tanaka Theory", Research Institute for
Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, 2428 June, 2011
 The exceptional Lie group G_{2} and rolling balls, colloquium talk at the
School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide,
Australia, February, 2010
 The exceptional Lie group G_{2} and rolling balls, talk at
the Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Auckland,
New Zealand, January, 2010
 Conformal geometry of differential equations, plenary talk at the "MiniWorkshop on Conformal Geometry and PDE/ODE", Institut fur Geometrie und Topologie, University of Stuttgart,Stuttgart, Germany, August, 2009
 Differential equations and conformal structures, plenary talk at the "Turin differential geometry day", Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy, July, 2009
 ParaCR structures and differential equations, plenary talk at the "Workshop on geometric structures and equivalence problems", Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea, April, 2009
 Conformal geometry of differential equations, talk at the "Geometric PDE seminar", Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, December, 2008
 GL(2,R) geometry of ODEs, plenary talk at the University of Hamburg workshop "Holonomy groups and applications in string theory", Hamburg, Germany, July, 2008
 GL(2,R) geometry of ODEs, plenary conference talk at the MSRI workshop "Exterior differential systems and the method of equivalence", MSRI, Berkeley, USA, May 2008
 GL(2,R) geometry of 5th order ODEs, plenary conference talk at `Recent advances in differential geometry', Universita' del Salento , Lecce, Italy, June 2007
 Differential equations and conformal structures, plenary conference talk at `International Workshop on geometry of vector distributions, differential equations and variational problems', SISSA, Trieste, Italy, December 2006
 Differential equations and conformal structures, plenary conference talk at Workshop at 2006 IMA Summer Program "Symmetries and Overdetermined Systems of Partial Differential Equations", Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, Minneapolis, USA, July 2006
 Distinguished dimensions for special Riemannian geometries, plenary conference talk at Workshop on `Special geometries in Mathematical Physics', Kuehlungsborn, Germany, March 2006
 3dimensional CR structures and 2nd order ODEs, plenary conference talk at `Geometry in Nara', Department of Mathematics, Nara Women's University, Nara, Japan, October 2005
 Differential Equations and conformal Geometry, plenary talk at the RIMS Symposium "Developments of Cartan Geometry and Related Mathematical Problems", RIMS, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, October 2005
 Differential Equations and Conformal Structures, invited lecture course, Mathematical Physics/Control Theory Sectors, SISSA, Trieste, Italy, February 2005
 Differential Equations and Conformal Structures, plenary talk at the IXth International Conference on Differential Geometry, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2004.
 Analogies Between 2nd Order ODEs and CR Structures, plenary talk at Miniconference 'The Differential Geometry of Differential Equations', University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, January 2003
 Differential equations, conformal Lorentzian geometry and Cartan's normal conformal connections, plenary talk at the conference `Topics in Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology on the Occasion of the 75th Birthday of Jerzy F. Plebanski', Mexico City, Mexico, September 2002
 Robinson manifolds as the Lorentzian analogs of Hermite manifolds, coauthor of the plenary talk by Andrzej Trautman at the 8th International Conference on Differential Geometry and its Applications, Opava, Czech Republic, August 2001
 Differential geometry of 3rd order ODEs, plenary talk at the Workshop on Canonical and Quantum Gravity III, International Banach Center for Mathematics, Warsaw, May 2001
 Cartan's method of equivalence and it's application to general relativity, invited series of lectures, Centro de Mathematica Aplicada, University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal, September 1997
PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY THIRD PARTY FUNDS
During the years I participated in various national and two British projects, that came with a substantial funding:
20142016 Geometry of Monge
distributions, funded by the National Science Centre (NCN) of Poland, under the
grant DEC2013/09/B/ST1/01799, principal investigator.
20102013 Geometric structures in differential equations and control theory, funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Informatization (MNiSW)
20102013 Classical and quantum theories of gravity, main investigator, funded by the MNIsW
20052008 Relativistic theory of gravitations: physical and mathematical aspects, funded by MNIsW
20042005 Physical and mathematical aspects of classical and quantum gravity, funded by the Polish Comittee for Scientific Research (KBN)
2003 British EPSRC grant GR/S34304/01, main investigator
19992002 Classical and quantum theories of gravity and their mathematical methods, funded by KBN
19971998 British EPSRC grant GR/L65925, main investigator
19931994 Theories of gravitation, gauge theories and their mathematical methods, funded by KBN.
