Prof. Jerzy Duszyński will be the new President of the Polish Academy of Sciences - decided on Thursday in the voting members of the General Assembly in Warsaw. Duszyński will serve for four years, until 2018. He will replace Prof. Michał Kleiber.
Canadian cardiologist and epidemiologist Prof. Salim Yusuf received an honorary doctorate from Wroclaw Medical University. The scientist is the creator of the world's largest study evaluating the impact of social change on cardiovascular disease.
Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology Prof. Tadeusz Słomka and another representative of the university - Prof. Janusz Szmyd received honorary doctorates from renowned Japanese technical university - Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT). This is the culmination of a decade of cooperation between the two universities.
Optical tomography expert Prof. James G. Fujimoto from the U.S. received an honorary doctorate from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń last Thursday, and archivist and historian Prof. Andrzej K. Tomczak - the university award Convallaria Copernicana.
Prof. Rainer Waser, one of the foremost experts in solid state physics and chemistry, new materials technology, laureate of the 2014 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Silesia.
Prof. Michał Kleiber, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has been elected Vice-President of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). It was decided last Friday at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.
Expert in the field of spatial economics Prof. Peter Nijkamp received an honorary doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań last week. Dutch professor is associated with the Poznań university since 2011.
Director of the National Science Centre, Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk became a member of the Governing Board of the international organization Science Europe. The Board decides on the strategic direction of the organization, as well as oversees its implementation.
Dr. Robert Mysłajek, Michał Szydłowski, Institute of Geophysics PAS, Piotr Cieśliński, EcoLogical Group (Grupa EkoLogiczna), Wszechnica.org.pl website and PZU Foundation are the winners of Science Populariser 2014 organized by PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland in cooperation with the Ministry of Science.
Professors Tomasz Goslar, Karol Grela, Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Lech Szczucki are this year's winners of the Foundation for Polish Science Prizes, called Polish Noble Prizes. The awards will be presented on December 3 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.