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prof. Janusz Garecki



Head of Geometry and Topology Division at the Institute of Mathematics US
Room: 507
tel. 091 444 12 70
e-mail: garecki(at)wmf.univ.szczecin.pl
Konsultacje: czwartek 1600 - 1800 s. 302

Academic qualifications

1965 M. Sc. (Theoretical Astronomy), Jagellonian University, Cracow
1969 M. Sc. (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics), Jagellonian University, Cracow
1974 PhD, (Mathematical and Theoretical Physics), Jagellonian University, Cracow
1993 Habilitation, Jagellonian University (not confirmed by Central Comission)
2004 Habilitation, University of Lodz. Confirmed by Central Comission 26th of
September 2005
2005 Professor in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, University of Szczecin

Positions held

1965 Research Assistent, Astronomical Observatory, Jagellonian University, Cracow
1970-1973 Post-graduate Student, Institute of Physics, Jagellonian University, Cracow
1973-1975 Lecturer, Institute of Mathematics, Technical University of Szczecin
1975-1984 Lecturer, Institute of Physics, Pedagogical University of Szczecin
1984 Lecturer, Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin
1990 Leader and Senior of the General Relativity and Cosmology Group, Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin
2005 Professor in Mathematical and theoretical Physics, University of Szczecin

Sabbaticals

1975–1976 Institute of Theoretical Physics, Warsaw University
1988–1990 Three short training periods in Dubna (at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research)
1996 Visit (one month) at the EMA University in Greifswald (Germany) as a holder of a DAAD fellowship
2001 Visit (two months) at EMA University in Greifswald, at Albert-Einstein-Institute in Golm,
and at Institute of Theoretical Physics University of Cologne in K¨oln as a holder of a DAAD fellowship
2002–2007 Visits (one week in September) at Albert-Einstein-Institute in Golm

Main fields of interest

  general relativity
  conservation laws
  problem of the gravitational energy - momentum and angular momentum
  superenergy and supermomentum
  space - time structure
  quantum gravity
  geometrical methods in physics
  alternative gravity theories
  relativistic astophysics and relativistic cosmology

Academic awards

1975 Ministry of Science and Technics Prize
1979 Ministry of Science and Technics Prize
1981 Award of the Rector of the Pedagogical University of Szczecin
1982 Award of the Rector of the Pedagogical University of Szczecin
1986 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
1989 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
1990 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
1994 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
1995 Honorable mention in the 1995 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation
1996 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
1999 Honorable mention in the 1999 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation
2000 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
2002 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
2004 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin
2006 Award of the Rector of the University of Szczecin

Scientific conferences and symposia

1980 International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, GR 9, Jena, Germany
1983 International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, GR 10, Padova, Italy
1986 International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, GR 11, Stockholm, Sweden
1991 Conference on Finsler Geometry and Its Applications to Physics, Debrecen, Hungary
1991 XXIV Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1992 XXV Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1993 XXVI Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1994 XXVII Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1995 XXVIII Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1996 XXIX Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1998 XXX Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1999 XXXI Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
1999 Offene Konferenze
”Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Gravitationstheorie”,
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
2000 XXXII Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
2000 Third International Symposium LISA 3, Golm, July 11-14
2002 XXXIII Symposium on Mathematical Physics, Toruń, Poland
2002 International Jubilee Michelson Conference, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Mathematical Conference Center in Będlewo, Będlewo, Poland
2004 Seminar:“Applied Quaternionic and Finslerian Structures”,
(August 8–15, 2004, at Będlewo)
2005 “Pomeranian Workshop in Fundamental Cosmology”,
01-06.09.2005, University of Szczecin Conference Centre, Pobierowo–Poland
2006 42nd Karpacz Winter Schoolof Theoretical Physics
“Current Mathematical Topics in Gravitation and Cosmology”, Lądek Zdrój, February 2006
2006 90th Anniversary of the General Relativity, Warsaw, May 2006
2006 Participiant of the Conference MG Meeting 11, Berlin, July 2006
2007 Mathisson Conference, Warsaw , October 2007

List of publications

  • Monograph: Gauge Theory of Gravitation Having Specific Gravitational Lagrangian Lg,
    University of Szczecin Press (Szczecin, 1990). 93 pp. (In Polish; Summary in English),
  • The Structure Group of a Linear Metric Connection on the n–Dimensional and r–Time Degenerate Manifold Vn(r),
    Zeszyty Naukowe WSP w Opolu, Zeszyt Nr 9, MATEMATYKA (1971), 63-70,
  • On the Physical Interpretation of the Bel–Robinson Tensor, Acta Physica Pol., B4 (1973), 347-351,
  • On the Connection Between the Bel–Robinson Tensor and Gravitational Radiation, Acta Physica Pol., B4 (1973), 573-574,
  • A Metric Connection on the Null Hypersurface and Discussion of Treder’s Parallel Transport, Zeszyty Naukowe UJ, Prace Matematyczne, Zeszyt 16 (1974), 113-128,
  • The Superenergy Tensors, Acta Physica Pol., B8 (1977), 159-167,
  • The Total Superenergy Tensors in General Relativity and in Einstein–Cartan Theory and the Global Superenergetic Quantities of a Closed System, Acta Physica Pol., B9 (1978), 291-302,
  • On Fock’s Equation of Motion and Their Integrals, Zeszyty Naukowe WSP w Szczecinie, Nr 26, Prace Wydziału Matematyczno–Przyrodniczego Nr 1 (1978), 5-24 (In Polish; Summary in English),
  • The Expansions of Tensors Fields in the Normal Coordinates in the Space–Time, -ibidem (1978), 25-36 (In Polish; Summary in English),
  • Further Remarks on the Global Superenergetic Quantities of a Closed System and on the Physical Meaning of the Superenergy, Acta Physica Pol., B10 (1979), 883-892,
  • The Superenergy Tensor of the Einstein-Rosen Gravitational Wave, Acta Physica Pol., B11 (1980), 255-257. (Paper joint with Z. Gołąb),
  • Superenergy in General Relativity and in Einstein–Cartan Theory, Abstracts, Conference on Differential Geometry, Szczecin 1980, 35-36,
  • On Symmetries of the Gauge Fields, –ibidem Szczecin 1980, 37. (In Polish),
  • The Superenergy in General Relativity. In Proceedings: Einstein Centenary Symposium, Duhita Publishers, c/o EINSTEIN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL, 2, Tilak Nagar, (NAGPUR 1981), 349-370,
  • Superenergy Tensors in the Einstein–Cartan Theory of Gravitation, Acta Physica Pol., B12 (1981), 739-746,
  • On the Maxwellian Tensors, Acta Physica Pol., B12 (1981), 1017-1020,
  • On the Maxwellian Tensors and the Superenergy Tensors in a Quadratic Gravitational Theory, Acta Physica Pol., B13 (1982), 397-403,
  • On the Gravitational Theory with Quadratic Lagrangian Lg = αΩ ij Λ ηi j + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji + γΘi Λ ★Θ i ,
    Acta Physica Pol., B14 (1983), 713-722
  • On Integral Quantities of a Closed System in the Framework of the Einstein - Cartan Theory, Zeszyty Naukowe WSP w Szczecinie, Nr 41, Prace Wydziału Matematyczno - Przyrodniczego (1983), 71-91. (In Polish, Summary in English),
  • The Superenergy Tensors. 10th International Conference on GRG, Padova July 1983, Contributed Papers, Vol. 1 (CNDR - ROMA 1983), 50-52,
  • The Gravitational Theory with Quadratic Lagrangian Lg = αΩ ij Λ ηi j + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji + γΘi Λ ★Θ i

    -ibidem (CNDR - ROMA 1983), 517-519,

  • Simple Cosmological Models with Torsion in the Gravitational Theory with Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, Acta Physica Pol. B16(1985), 699-713,
  • New Physical Interpretation of the Bel-Robinson Tensor, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 2 (1985), 403-408,
  • Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Quadratic Lagrangian Lg = αΩ ij Λ ηi j + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji + γΘi Λ ★Θ i
    Containing Einsteinian Term αΩ ij and Spherically Symmetric Solutions to Its Field Equations
    , In On Relativity Theory, Eds Y. Choquet-Bruhat and T. M. Karade, World Scientific (SINGAPORE 1985), 232-260,
  • Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, 11th International Conference on GRG, Stockholm, Sweden, July 1986, Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Vol. 1 83,
  • Homogeneous and Isotropic Cosmology in Gauge Gravitational Theory with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, Acta Physica Pol., B18 (1987), 147-161,
  • On Gravitational Theory with Quadratic Lagrangian, In Differential Geometry and Its Applications in Technics, Conference in Szczecin 1987, Technical University of Szczecin Press (SZCZECIN 1987), 20,
  • Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, The Revised Model with Constraints Ql = 0. Preprint KFiz/4/88 (University of Szczecin 1988),
  • Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, In Differential Geometry and Its Applications, Institute of Mathematics, Technical University of Szczecin Press (SZCZECIN 1988), 43-54,
  • Revised Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, Acta Physica Pol., B20 (1989), 997-1014,
  • Gauge Theory of Gravitation with Gravitational Lagrangian Lg = α(Ω ij Λ ηi j + Θi Λ ★Θi) + βΩ ij Λ ★ Ω ji, 12th International Conference on GRG, Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Boulder, Colorado, July 1989,
  • On Symmetries of the Plane - Fronted Waves and Spherical Waves in the Minkowski Space - Time, Acta Physica, Nr 1 (SZCZECIN 1989), 23-29 (Paper joint with T. Molenda),
  • A Gauge Theory of Gravitation Based on Specific Lagrangian, General Relativity and Gravitation, 22 (1990), 111-119,
  • Cosmological Implications of Some Parametrization of Gravitating Hydrodynamics, Annals of Physics (NY), 204 (1990), 315-330. (Paper joint with J. Stelmach),
  • The Theory of Gravitation with Specific Lagrangian and Its Linearization, Conference on Finsler Geometry and Its Applications to Physics and Control Theory, Debrecen August 1991, Abstracts (DEBRECEN 1991),
  • New Cosmological Models in a Gauge Theory of Gravity, 13th International Conference on GRG, GR 13, Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Huerta Grande, Cordoba, Argentina, 1992 (HUERTA GRANDE, CORDOBA 1992),
  • An Argumentation for Einstein"s View on Quantum Mechanics, Acta Physica Nr 2 (SZCZECIN 1992), 18-31,
  • Cauchy Problem in the Gauge Theory of Gravitation MicGGT, Acta Physica Nr 2 (SZCZECIN 1992), 32-46,
  • New Cosmological Models in the Framework of a Gauge Theory of Gravity, General Relativity and Gravitation, 25 (1993), 257-265,
  • Energy and Superenergy of a Closed Universe, Rep. Math. Phys., (Toruń) 33 (1993), 57-70,
  • An Interesting Property of the Isotropic and Homogeneous Cosmological Models, General Relativity and Gravitation, 27 (1995), 55-64,
  • Some Consequencec of the Linearization of a Gauge Theory of Gravity, Physics Essays, Vol. 8, No.2 (1995), 1-7,
  • Energy - Momentum and Angular Momentum of the Isotropic and Homogeneous Cosmological Models, 14th International Conference on GRG, GR 14, Preliminary Programme, Extended Abstracts of Plenary Lectures, Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Florence, Italy, August 6--12, 1995. Workshop B.4 p. B75 - 76,
  • On Energy - Momentum and Angular Momentum of the Isotropic and Homogeneous Cosmological Models Existing in a Gauge Theory of Gravity International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 34 No.11 (1995), 2259-2271,
  • The Canonical Superenergy Tensors in General Relativity, Essay received honorable mention in the 1995 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation. Published in International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 35 (1996), 2195 - 2206,
  • A Superenergetic Analysis of the Plane and Plane - Fronted Gravitational Waves, Report on Mathematical Physics, (Toruń), 40 (1997), 485 - 492,
  • Canonical Energetic and Canonical Superenergetic Quantities for Friedman Universes, Report on Mathematical Physics, (Toruń), 43 (1999), 377 - 392,
  • Canonical Angular Supermomentum Tensor in General Relativity and Some Their Applications, Journal of Mathematical Physics, 40 (1999), 4035 - 4055,
  • Superenergy and Angular Supermomentum Tensors in General Relativity, Reports on Mathematical Physics, (Toruń), 44 (1999), 95 - 100,
  • Canonical Superenergy and Angular Supermomentum Tensors, bstrakt (2p) w materiałach International Conference on Mathematical Physics, January 1999, NAGPUR, India,
  • Are there any reasons to introduce torsion into geometric structure of the physical space - time?, Abstract of the Lecture given on "Offene Konferenze Actuelle Entwicklungen in der Gravitationstheorie", Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 6 - 8 September 1999,
  • Remarks on the Bel - Robinson Tensor, An amended and extended version of the Essay which received a "Honorable Mention" in the 1999 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation. ArXiv:gr-qc/0003006. Ann. Phys., (Leipzig), 10 (2001), 911-920,
  • On the Bergmann - Thomson Expression on Angular Momentum in General Relativity, Lecture given on XXXI Symposium on Mathematical Physics (Toruń, 18--26 May, 1999).
    ArXiv:gr-qc/ 0102091. Gravitation and Cosmology, 7 (2001), 131-134,
  • Is torsion needed in theory of gravity?, ecture given on the XXXII Symposium on Mathematical Physics (Toruń, June 2000). ArXiv:gr-qc/0103029. An amended and extended version of this e-print entitled "On torsion in a theory of gravity - a critical review" published as Chapter 4 in Relativity, Gravitation, Cosmology}, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (2004), 43-59,
  • Do gravitational waves carry energy-momentum and angular momentum?, Paper presented on the Symposium LISA 3 as a poster. ArXiv:gr-qc/0102072. Ann. Phys. (Leipzig), 11 (2002) 441-455,
  • Gauge theory of gravitation with specific gravitational Lagrangian, Short paper (4 p.) submitted to Proceedings of the Conference Marcel Grossmann Meeting 9 (MG9), Rome, July 2000,
  • Superenergy and Angular Supermomentum for Gödel Universe, ArXiv:gr-qc/0102092. Class. Quantum Grav. 19 (2002) 1-15 (A joint paper with M.P. Dąbrowski),
  • Real null coframes in general relativity and GPS coordinates, ArXiv:gr-qc/0110078. Phys. Rev. D 65 (2002) 044018 (A joint paper with F.W. Hehl, M. Blagojevic, and Y. Obukhov),
  • A possible theoretical test for quadratic gravity theories, ArXiv:gr-qc/0201008. Paper presented on XXXIV Symposium on Mathematical Physics (Toruń, June 2002). An amended version published in Reports on Math. Phys., 51 (2003), 197-203. (Published as a joint paper with R. Schimming),
  • Einsteinian strengths and dynamical degrees of freedom for alternative gravity theories, Lecture delivered at the International Jubilee Michelson Conference, Stefan Banach International Mathematical Conference Center in Będlewo, August 2002, Będlewo, Poland. ArXiv:gr-qc/0208084. Amended version was printed in Bulletin de la Societe des Sciences et des Lettres de Łódź, Volume LII, Serie: Recherches sur les Deformations, Volume XXXVIII, p. 101-115, Łódź 2002. (Printed as a joint paper with R. Schimming),
  • On Hypothesis about Two Large Extradimensions, A short paper prepared as an Essay on the 2003 Essays Competition by Gravity Research Foundation. ArXiv: gr-qc/0306041. An amended version published in Bulletin de la Societe des Sciences et des Lettres de Łódź, Volume LIV, Serie: Recherches sur les Deformations, Volume XLIV, pp. 109-113, Łódź 2004,
  • Energy-Momentum and Angular Momentum of Göodel Universes, (A joint paper with
    M.P. Dąbrowski). ArXiv:gr-qc/0309064. An amended version published in Phys. Rev. D 70 (2004) 043511,
  • On the gravitational energy of the Bonnor spacetime, Class.Quantum Grav., 22 (2005) 4051 (arXiv:gr-qc/0410013),
  • The averaged tensors of the relative energy-momentum and angular momentum in general relativity, An Essay prepared on the 2005 Essays Competition by Gravity Research Foundation. ArXiv: gr-qc/.050114,
  • Energy and momentum of the Friedman and more general universes, gr-qc/061105,
  • The averaged tensors of the relative energy-momentum and angular momentum in general relativity and some their applications, Found. of Physics, 37 (2007) 341,
  • On Energy of the Friedman Universes in Conformally Flat Coordinates, Acta Physica Polonica B, 39 (2008) No 4 (In print), gr-qc/0708.2783.
  • On Energy and momentum of the Friedman and more general Universes , Proceedings of the Conference MG11,Part C, 2143, World Scientific (2008) Eds. H. Kleinert, R.T. Jantzen, R. Ruffini
  • Conformal transformations in theory of gravity, Annalen der Physik, Berlin 18 (2009) 13 (A joint paper with M.P. Dąbrowski and D. Blaschke)