• Born on July 16, 1950, in Krotoszyn, Poland.
  • Master title in mathematics from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 1973.
    Master thesis: Microbundles.
    Advisers: Julian Musielak, Wojciech Pulikowski.
  • PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Warsaw, 1982.
    Dissertation: Smooth actions of finite groups on disks.
    Advisers: Andrzej Białynicki-Birula, Rober A. Oliver.
  • Habilitation from the Adam Mickiewicz University, 2001, based on a series of papers on
    Smooth actions of finite groups on manifolds with a given homotopy type.
  • Professor of Mathematical Sciences title received from the President of Poland in 2016.
  • Pernament position: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (1973–2021)
  • Selected visiting positions.
    China: Shanghai University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    Germany: Göttingen Universität, Heidelberg Universität, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.
    – Japan: Tokyo University, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Kyoto University, Osaka City University, Okayama University.
    Korea Republic: Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics (Daejeon).
    USA: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, Chicago University (Chicago, Illinois), Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio).
  • Conference (co-organization):
    – Transformation Groups, Poznań 1985.
    – Algebraic Topology, Poznań 1989.
    – Poznań Workshop on Transformation Groups: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
    – Group Actions and Homogeneous Spaces, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2009.
    – Group Action Forum Conference: Málaga 2006, Poznań 2010, Mediolan 2010.
    – Knots, Manifolds, and Group Actions, Słubice, Poland, 2013.
    – Glances@Manifolds: Kraków 2015, Kraków 2016, Kraków 2018.
  • Students with PhD degree in mathematics under my guidance:
    – Marek Kaluba, Constructions of smooth exotic actions on homotopy
    complex projective spaces and products of manifolds
    , Poznań, 2014.
    – Wojciech Politarczyk, Equivariant Khovanov homology, Poznań, 2015.
    – Piotr Mizerka, Excluding and constructing of exotic group actions on spheres, Poznań, 2021.