Science: first author

  1. The alignment of SDSS satellites with the VPOS: effects of the survey footprint shape; Marcel S. Pawlowski, 2016, MNRAS, 456, 448.
  2. On the persistence of two small-scale problems in ΛCDM; Marcel S. Pawlowski, Benoit Famaey, David Merritt & Pavel Kroupa; 2015, ApJ, 815, 19.
  3. The new Milky Way satellites: alignment with the VPOS and predictions for proper motions and velocity dispersions; Marcel S. Pawlowski, Stacy S. McGaugh & Helmut Jerjen; 2015, MNRAS, 453, 1047.
  4. The Vast Polar Structure of the Milky Way Attains New Members; Marcel S. Pawlowski & Pavel Kroupa; 2014, ApJ, 790, 74.
  5. Co-orbiting Planes of Sub-halos are Similarly Unlikely around Paired and Isolated Hosts; Marcel S. Pawlowski & Stacy S. McGaugh; 2014, ApJL, 789, 24.
  6. Co-orbiting satellite galaxy structures are still in conflict with the distribution of primordial dwarf galaxies; Marcel S. Pawlowski, Benoit Famaey, Helmut Jerjen, David Merritt, Pavel Kroupa, Jörg Dabringhausen, Fabian Lüghausen, Duncan A. Forbes, Gerhard Hensler, François Hammer, Mathieu Puech, Sylvain Fouquet, Hector Flores, Yanbin Yang; 2014, MNRAS, 442, 2362.
  7. Perseus I and the NGC 3109 association in the context of the Local Group dwarf galaxy structures; M.S. Pawlowski and S.S. McGaugh; 2014, MNRAS, 440, 908.
  8. The rotationally stabilized VPOS and predicted proper motions of the Milky Way satellite galaxies; M.S. Pawlowski and P. Kroupa.; 2013, MNRAS, 435, 2116.
  9. Dwarf Galaxy Planes: the discovery of symmetric structures in the Local Group; M.S. Pawlowski, P. Kroupa and H. Jerjen; 2013, MNRAS, 435, 1928.
  10. Filamentary accretion cannot explain the orbital poles of the Milky Way satellites; M.S. Pawlowski, P. Kroupa, G. Angus, K.S. de Boer, B. Famaey and G. Hensler.; 2012, MNRAS, 424, 80.
  11. The VPOS: a vast polar structure of satellite galaxies, globular clusters and streams around the Milky Way; M. S. Pawlowski, J. Pflamm-Altenburg, P. Kroupa; 2012, MNRAS, 423, 1109. A MOVIE showing the VPOS can be found on YouTube.
  12. Making Counter-Orbiting Tidal Debris: The Origin of the Milky Way Disc of Satellites; M. S. Pawlowski, P. Kroupa, K. S. de Boer; 2012, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 532, A118.  MOVIES can be found on my institute website.


Science: co-authored

  1. One Law to Rule Them All: The Radial Acceleration Relation of Galaxies; Lelli, F.; McGaugh, S. S.; Schombert, J. M.; Pawlowski, M. S., 2017, ApJ, 836, 152.
  2. Testing the two planes of satellites in the Centaurus Group; Müller, O.; Jerjen, H.; Pawlowski, M. S.; Binggeli, B.; 2016, A&A, 595, 119.
  3. The Relation between Stellar and Dynamical Surface Densities in the Central Regions of Disk Galaxies; Lelli, F.; McGaugh, S. S.; Schombert, J. M.; Pawlowski, M. S., 2016, ApJ Letters, 827, 19.
  4. Beyond ΛCDM: Problems, solutions, and the road ahead; Bull, P.; Akrami, Y.; and 38 co-authors including Pawlowski, M.S., 2016, PDU, 12, 56.
  5. Young tidal dwarf galaxies cannot be used to probe dark matter in galaxies; Flores, H.; Hammer, F.; Fouquet, S.; Puech, M.; Kroupa, P.; Yang, Y.; Pawlowski, M., 2016, MNRAS, 457L, 14.
  6. Reproducing properties of MW dSphs as descendants of DM-free TDGs; Yang, Yanbin; Hammer, Francois; Fouquet, Sylvain; Flores, Hector; Puech, Mathieu; Pawlowski, Marcel S.; Kroupa, Pavel; 2014, MNRAS, 442, 2419.
  7. The vast thin plane of M31 co-rotating dwarfs: an additional fossil signature of the M31 merger and of its considerable impact in the whole Local Group; Hammer, F.; Yang, Y.; Fouquet, S.; Pawlowski, M. S.; Kroupa, P.; Puech, M.; Flores, H.; Wang, J., 2013, MNRAS, 431, 3543.
  8. The Failures of the Standard Model of Cosmology Require a New Paradigm; P. Kroupa, M. S. Pawlowski, M. Milgrom, 2012, International Journal of Modern Physics D, Volume 21, Issue 14, id. 1230003.
  9. Evidence for top-heavy stellar initial mass functions with increasing density and decreasing metallicity; M. Marks, P. Kroupa, J. Dabringhausen, M.S. Pawlowski, 2012, MNRAS, 422, 2246.
  10. Local-Group tests of dark-matter Concordance Cosmology: Towards a new paradigm for structure formation; Kroupa, P.; Famaey, B.; de Boer, K. S.; Dabringhausen, J.; Pawlowski, M. S.; Boily, C. M.; Jerjen, H.; Forbes, D.; Hensler, G.; Metz, M.; in Astronomy and Astrophysics; 2010, 523, A32.

Science: non-refereed comments and proceedings

Popular Science


  • “Das Kaffeetassen-Komplott”, novel (paperback, 160 pages, appeared in July 2002 at Libri-Bod, ISBN 3-8311-3809-5). Amazon, Bol, Libri.
  • “Die Frage”, short story, in „Mein Tisch ist eine Insel – Anthologie zum 16. Treffen Junger Autoren “ (edition lit.europe, 2002, 112 pages, paperback, ISBN 3-930126-16-8, sold out) My winning story at the annual competition of young German authors.