Helvi Witek

Helvi Witek
Helvi Witek

Primary Research Area

  • Astrophysics / Relativity / Cosmology
Assistant Professor
247 Loomis Laboratory

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Education

  • 2012 PhD in Physics, Instituto Superior Tecnico / University of Lisbon, Portugal

Academic Positions

  • since 01/2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
  • 01/2018 - 12/2019: Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Physics, King's College London, UK.
  • 09/2016 - 12/2017: Marie-Curie Research Fellow, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Resident Instruction

  • FA2021: Phys 101 – College Physics: Mechanics and Heat; Course director and lecturer; Level: undergraduate (for non-physics/non-engineering majors); Institution: UIUC
  • SP2020: Phys 211 – University Physics: Mechanics; Discussion coordinator and discussion leader; Level: fresh(wo)man; Evaluation: 3.93; Institution: UIUC

Research Interests

  • Astrophysics/Gravitation/Cosmology

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

Other Publications

Research Honors

  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2018 - 2019)
  • Marie-Curie Fellowship (2016 - 2017 )

Recent Courses Taught

  • PHYS 101 - College Physics: Mech & Heat
  • PHYS 211 - University Physics: Mechanics
  • PHYS 325 - Classical Mechanics I
  • PHYS 515 (ASTR 515) - General Relativity I