Mateusz Kowalski

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We present a new compilation of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), a new dataset of low-redshift nearby-Hubble-flow SNe and new analysis procedures to work with these heterogeneous compilations. This " Union " compilation of 414 SN Ia, which reduces to 307 SNe after selection cuts, includes the recent large samples of SNe Ia from the Supernova Legacy Survey and(More)
We report on work to increase the number of well-measured Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) at high redshifts. Light curves, including high signal-to-noise HST data, and spectra of six SNe Ia that were discovered during 2001 are presented. Additionally, for the two SNe with z > 1, we present ground-based J-band photometry from Gemini and the VLT. These are among(More)
We present measurements of Ω m and Ω Λ from a blind analysis of 21 high redshift supernovae using a new technique (CMAGIC) for fitting the multi-color lightcurves of Type Ia supernovae, first introduced in Wang et al. (2003). CMAGIC takes advantage of the remarkably simple behavior of Type Ia su-pernovae on color-magnitude diagrams, and has several(More)
In scenarios with extra dimensions and TeV-scale quantum gravity, black holes are expected to be produced in the collision of light particles at center-of-mass energies above the fundamental Planck scale with small impact parameters. Black hole production and evaporation may thus be studied in detail at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). But even before the(More)
Gamma-ray induced air showers are notable for their lack of muons, compared to hadronic showers. Hence, air shower arrays with large underground muon detectors can select a sample greatly enriched in photon showers by rejecting showers containing muons. IceCube is sensitive to muons with energies above ∼500 GeV at the surface, which provides an efficient(More)
Nicotine induces profound behavioral responses in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. We tested the effect of a broad range of concentrations of nicotine (from 0.001 mM to 30 mM in nematode growth medium) on C. elegans locomotor behavior. We also followed the time-course influence on the sensitivity of C. elegans to nicotine (from 0 min to 300 min).(More)
Results on the energy dependence of charged pion and kaon production in central Pb+Pb collisions at 40, 80 and 158 A·GeV are presented and compared with data at lower and higher energies. The mean pion multiplicity increases approximately linearly with s 1/4 with a change of slope around 40 A·GeV. The change from pion suppression with respect to p+p(More)