Prof. Jerzy Woy-Wojciechowski is an eminent orthopedic doctor specialising in nuclear medicine. He received the title of Doctor of the Year in 2004, in recognition of his contribution and commitment to the integration of the Polish medical community.
During the communist times, when he had worked as the operator of forklift truck in a factory, he observed and analysed the problem of flirting at work. Then he had worked for some time in a Japanese factory, where he could study the cultural differences in corporate management. These are only some of the many faces of Prof. Krzysztof Konecki, sociologist from the Institute of Sociology of the University in Łódź, the Polish advocate of the participant observation method in social studies.
The historian Norman Davies, author "Rising '44", was made an honorary member of the Union of Warsaw Insurgents, for his contribution to the dissemination of the truth about the Warsaw Uprising, by the chairman of the Union of Warsaw Insurgents, General Zbigniew Ścibór-Rylski.
Prof. Madey is an outstanding specialist in programming engineering, yet as his biggest achievement he considers the successes of his students and pupils, who win prizes such as the Academic Collegiate Programming Championships or The EU Young Scientists Contest.
Prof. Brunon Hołyst, suicidologist and victimologist, for over 40 years has been investigating the problem of suicide. He is the President of the Polish Association of Suicidology and author of a book entitled “Suicidology”.
The Statue of the Polish Nobel Prize winner, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, has been unveiled in the Main Hall of Warsaw Polytechnic. The bronze statue was erected by the decision of the school's Senate, to commemorate Curie's Doctorate Honoris Causa, which she received at Warsaw Polytechnic in 1926.
In his research Prof. Michał Kleiber used computer modelling and simulations to investigate the responses of the parts of space vehicles during flight. Prof. Kleiber worked in Stuttgart University and University of California in Berkeley. As the Polish Minister for Science, he stressed the importance of modern science in economy.
Biologist Prof. Magdalena Fikus (category "scientist or scientific institution"), journalists from the Science Department of "Gazeta Wyborcza" (category "journalist, editorial office or non-scientific institution") and physicist Dr Paweł Napiorkowski (best presentation given during the "Science Days" 2004) are the award winners of the contest "The Science Popularizer – 2004" organised by the Ministry of Science and Information Society Technologies and the Polish Press Agency. The awards were given on Monday, 25 April 2005.