Krzysztof Cichy
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I am a theoretical physicist working in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics. I currently work at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, while I am on leave from Adam Mickiewicz University in PoznaƄ, Poland.

Ph.D. position competition (National Science Center grant SONATA BIS) closed. Further positions available soon. If you are interested, please write me an e-mail.

Short CV

My education in physics began at the Adam Mickiewicz University in 2001 and in 2006 I obtained my M.Sc. degree in theoretical physics, having worked on application of Contractor Renormalization Group (CORE) to the Heisenberg and Hubbard models and the scalar field theory, under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Tomczak.

CORE is actually a method motivated by Lattice QCD. This made me interested in this branch of physics. I started to work on Lattice QCD in 2007, under the co-supervision of Prof. Karl Jansen (NIC, DESY Zeuthen) and Prof. Piotr Tomczak. I was dealing with mixed action formulations of Lattice QCD, using chirally symmetric overlap valence quarks on a sea of maximally twisted mass fermions. This resulted in my Ph.D. thesis, defended in 2010.

In 2010, I was employed in my alma matter and a few months later I got the KOLUMB fellowship from the Foundation for Polish Science to go to DESY Zeuthen to continue my work in the group of Prof. Karl Jansen. I stayed there for 3 years, until 2014. In the fall 2014, I moved to the Goethe University in Frankfurt where I worked with the group of Prof. Marc Wagner for one year and for another two years I have been realizing a DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) grant about tensor network methods for lattice gauge theories. In October 2017 I come back to the Adam Mickiewicz University and I will realize a grant "Nucleon structure from Lattice QCD with twisted mass fermions" (National Science Center, SONATA BIS grant).

I am a member of the European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETMC), one of the largest collaborations of Lattice QCD physicists, working with the twisted mass formulation of quarks. For freely available software to simulate twisted mass Lattice QCD, go to this link.

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If you are interested in my research, look into the Research section.