I was born in Warsaw, Poland, and spent most of my life here. I studied astronomy at the Physics Department of the Warsaw University, and graduated with the thesis devoted to the X-ray observations of a black hole binary system in our Galaxy, Nova Muscae. My scientific career as a PhD student began at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center. During that time, I had couple pre-doctoral fellowships, in SISSA (Trieste, Italy), and at Harvard Center for Astrophysics (Boston, USA).
After my PhD, I had a short-term fellowship in Max Planck institute for Astronomy in Garching (Germany), but I moved back to Poland for medical reasons. Then I left to the US, to join the computational astrophysics group at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) where I worked as a postdoctoral fellow, before coming back to Poland. Here I worked for almost three years as a research associate, while I had a tenure-track position at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center.
In September 2010, I joined the faculty at the Center for Theoretical Physics of the PAS in Warsaw. For 4 years, I served here as the Deputy Director for Science and General Affairs. Since 2013, I am leading the astrophysics group at CTP PAS.