Prof. Abass Alavi, one of the world pioneers of positron emission tomography (PET) - became a doctor honoris causa of the Medical University of Gdańsk. The scientist is widely recognized as the world's foremost living specialist in nuclear medicine.
Prof. Michał Kleiber - longtime president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, expert in the use of computer technology in science, Minister of Science and Informatization in the governments of Leszek Miller and Marek Belka, and adviser to President Lech Kaczynski - received the Order of the White Eagle on May 3rd Constitution Day.
Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw and Prof. Peter Rehling of the University Medical Centre in Göttingen have been named the winners of the 6th edition of the Nicolaus Copernicus Polish-German Research Award.
American cardiologist Prof. Paul Alfred Gurbel received an honorary doctorate from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The title was awarded in recognition of the scientist’s contribution to the development of cardiology and his contribution to the Nicolaus Copernicus University Medical College.
Stefan Banach died over 70 years ago, but his work lives on. In the year 2015 alone his name appeared in mathematical publications more than 1100 times. Prof. Paweł Strzelecki told PAP why Banach is an important figure for mathematicians.
Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, associated with the Systems Research Institute in Warsaw has been elected a member of EASA (European Academy of Sciences and Arts). It is one of the most prestigious scientific and artistic organizations in Europe.
Dr. Jakub Fichna - President of the Academy of Young Scientists - received the Rising Star Award, awarded jointly by the National Societies Committee and the Scientific Committee of United European Gastroenterology. He is the first Pole to receive this award.
Prof. Krzysztof Diks from the University of Warsaw (UW) will become the new head of the Polish Accreditation Committee - the Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin announced on December 8. The minister also announced changes in the Regulation on the Polish Accreditation Committee.
Foundation for Polish Science Prize, sometimes called the "Polish Nobel Prize", was presented in Warsaw to three scientists. The winners are Stanisław Penczek, Kazimierz Rzążewski and Jerzy Jedlicki. The prize amount is 200 thousand zlotys.
Prof. Janusz Bujnicki is in the prestigious group of seven scientific advisers to the European Commission. This group has been appointed under the new EC Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM). Bujnicki will be the youngest of these advisers.