We now know the 21 finalists of Science Populariser 2015. They have been selected in the first stage of the competition by the members of the jury. For this group, the jury will select the winners in each category - the winners will be announced on December 17, during the competition gala at the Ministry of Science in Warsaw.
Dr. Piotr Nowak received the prestigious Starting Grant of the European Council (ERC). This is the first mathematical ERC grant in Poland; it will be carried out at the Institute of Mathematics PAS in Warsaw - the Institute director said on Tuesday.
Prof. Tadeusz Tomaszewski - Vice-Rector of the University of Warsaw - has been honoured with the award granted by Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. He received the award for his contribution to the developments of world forensic science.
Dr. Katarzyna Pernal from the Institute of Physics, Lodz University of Technology was awarded the Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) for outstanding contribution to the development of methods of quantum chemistry and molecular physics. The medal is the most prestigious award in the field.
Prof. Shuji Nakamura, American physicist of Japanese origin who received Nobel Prize in 2014 for inventing the LED emitting blue light, on September 17 received honorary doctorate from the University of Wroclaw. It was his first such title in Europe.
Maintaining the position, initiating transregional and interdisciplinary projects and promoting the achievements and legacy of the Research Station of the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Cairo - these are the priorities of director Dr. Artur Obłuski, who has just become head of the institution.
Prof. Roland Wiesendanger, specializing in nanotechnology, including magnetism at the level of individual molecules and atoms, last week on Tuesday received an honorary doctorate from Poznań University of Technology.