Prof. Jerzy Vetulani died died in Kraków at the age of 81, due to injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. He was an eminent psychopharmacologist, neuroscientist, biochemist, committed promoter of science, but also one of the founders of the Kraków's Piwnica that he later used to frequent.
Emigrant Science is a series of films about Polish scientists working abroad, which may soon be available on the Internet. The author of the idea is waiting for the support of Internet users, because without their financial support the series cannot be completed.
Dr. Joanna Sułkowska from the University of Warsaw has been included in the ranking of women who can change the world - "2017 International Rising Talents". She has been recognised for unravelling the secrets of entangled proteins.
Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz from the Faculty of History, University of Gdansk took the position of President of the Polish-American Historical Association for the term 2017-2018. The mission of the American scientific organization is to promote the study of Polish American history and culture.
Professors: Jan Kozłowski and Marek Samoć, Józef Spałek and Bogdan Wojciszke are the winners of the twenty-fifth edition of the Foundation for Polish Science Prize, so-called Polish Nobel Prize. Awards will be presented on December 8 at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Professors Richard Kierzek from Poland and Douglas H. Turner from the U.S. - conducting RNA research - received the Poland - U.S. Science Award. The award was granted for the second time jointly by the Foundation for Polish Science and the world's largest scientific association AAAS.
Prominent German linguist Prof. Ernst Frideryk Koerner received an honorary doctorate from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń on September 29. The scholar is the creator of linguistic historiography and has cooperates with Nicolaus Copernicus University for many years.
A distinguished researcher of Polish literature and culture abroad Prof. Maria Delaperrière received an honorary doctorate from the University of Silesia on June 22 in Katowice. The ceremony was held in connection with the VI World Congress of Polonists which took place in Katowice.
Study shows that 43 percent Polish scientists have not published anything in the last 3 years, but these people are employed by universities - said Prof. Maciej Żylicz, president of the Foundation for Polish Science. The foundation wants to unblock the clogged science system, among other things, by creating posts for young researchers.
Prof. Elhanan Helpman - one of the greatest economists in the world - received on June 8 an honorary doctorate from the University of Warsaw. Helpman, who spent his childhood in Poland, said that for him it was in a sense coming back home.