Paweł Moskal, PhD is Professor of physics and the head of the Cluster of Nuclear Physics Departments and the Department of Particle Physics and Applications at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He won the Prime Minister’s award for his doctoral dissertation in 1999 and a Gold Medal for the invention of the matrix device for Positron Emission Tomography at The World Exhibition on Innovation, Research and New Technologies at Brussels Innova 2009. Prof. Moskal has co-authored 18 patent applications and more than 280 scientific articles in the field of nuclear and particle physics and positron emission tomography. In the years 2015-2017 he was a member of the SPSC Scientific Committee at CERN. At present he is leading the J-PET collaboration: an interdisciplinary research team at the Jagiellonian University conducting research and development of a new imaging device based on plastic scintillators. This research aims at the construction of a cost effective whole-body PET for experiments in fundamental physics, biophysics and medical diagnostics, e.g. for studies of discrete symmetries in the decays of positronium, the development and tests of multi-photon imaging, and the study of properties of positronium atoms in living organisms.
Prof. Moskal was coordinator of the COSY-11 international collaboration conducting experiments on meson production at the Cooler Synchrotron COSY at FZ-Jülich in Germany and deputy-coordinator of the WASA-at-COSY experiment, which comprises about 150 physicists testing fundamental symmetries in nature by means of the decays of mesons. He is also a member of the KLOE-2 collaboration conducting experiments at the electron-positron collider DAFNE in Italy. The KLOE-2 experiments include tests of quantum mechanics and searching for phenomena beyond the standard model of particle physics. Prof. Moskal chaired the scientific and organizing committees of thirteen international symposia and workshops devoted to fundamental and applied physics and served as the (co-)editor of the proceedings books.