Agnieszka Zalewska is a Polish physicist, specializing in experimental particle physics. She graduated from and obtained her PhD at the Jagellonian University in Cracow. Currently she is a professor and head of the Department of Neutrino and Dark Matter Physics at the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow. She has also worked, altogether for more than eight years, in other particle physics laboratories, including CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Washington, Seattle, USA; CEA, Saclay, France; Gran Sasso, Italy; J-PARC, Japan. She is a member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Scientific research of A. Zalewska has been characterised by a wide spectrum of physics subjects and applied methods. In particular, it includes hadron physics, e+e- interactions and neutrino physics as well as pioneering work on silicon vertex and tracking detectors with VLSI electronics. She is author or co-author of more than 400 scientific publications. She has been responsible for several projects in particle physics in Poland and has been leader of Polish groups in large international collaborations, like DELPHI at CERN, ICARUS at Gran Sasso and T2K at J-PARC as well as in European projects, like SUCIMA and LAGUNA.
She also served on numerous advisory or review boards and scientific committees in Poland and abroad, in particular in the Scientific Policy Committee at CERN. In the years 2013-2015 she was the President of CERN Council. At present she is also a member of the Identification Committee for the European Research Council.