Professor Leszek Roszkowski

Founder and first manager of Particle Theory Groups

National Centre for Nuclear Research
02-093 Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 7,
Room 416
tel. (+48) 22 273 28 06

Prof. dr hab. Leszek Roszkowski

Research interests

  1. Dark matter in the Universe
  2. Elementary particle solutions of the dark matter puzzle
  3. "New physics" models beyond the Standard Model
  4. Supersymmetric models and methods of their experimental tests
  5. Higgs bosons in supersymmetric models
  6. Anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.

Current major grant

"Dark matter: theoretical models, particle candidates and prospects of their experimental discovery”, National Science Centre (NCN), Maestro programme, 1 June 2016–31 May 2021

Academic degrees

  • In 1981 he graduated from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw in the field of the theory of elementary particles.
  • In 1987 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Higgs bosons from superstrings" at the Department of Physics at the University of California, Davis in 1987.
  • In 1993 he received a postdoctoral degree at the Jagiellonian University.
  • In 2012 he was appointed professor.

Participation in works and research institutions

After scientific internships at CERN and in the US, he was employed at Lancaster University and as a professor at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain. In 2011, he returned to Poland permanently.

He is the leader of the Particle Theory Group at the National Center for Nuclear Research. Since July 1, 2018, he has been the head of the International Research Agenda project, AstroCeNT - Scientific and Technological Center for Particle Astrophysics implemented at the M. Kopernik Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

He is the initiator and chairman of the steering committee of the COSMO international conference series. He was the organizer of its 1st edition in Ambleside in 1997 and the 19th edition in Warsaw in 2015.

He currently holds the position of chairman of the National Council for Particle Astrophysics in Poland and Poland's representative in the General Assembly of APPEC, the European Particle Astrophysics Consortium.

He is an outstanding specialist and has made significant contributions to research on dark matter in the Universe and its relationship to the field of elementary particles. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in international scientific journals, including a number of review papers op-ed in Physics Reports and Reports on Progress in Physics.

He is a member of:

- European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg (EASA)

- Association of Catholic Scientists

- Polish Physical Society

The list of publications can be found here.


Prof. Leszek Roszkowski
Prof. Leszek Roszkowski