On his popular science blog GMObiektywnie (GMObjective), agricultural scientist and molecular biologist Wojciech Zalewski tackles controversies around genetically modified organisms, especially those used in agriculture. He explains that food produced with the use of GMOs can be beneficial for health.
Dr. Alicja Chruścińska from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń is the only Polish woman among the Elsevier Women in Physics 2017 - reported the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The researcher was recognised as one of the women whose achievements in the field of physics change the world.
Professors Daniel Gryko - chemist, Krzysztof Pomian - humanist, Andrzej Trautman - physicist and Piotr Trzonkowski - immunologist are the winners of the 26th edition of the Foundation for Polish Science Prize. Awards will be presented on 6th December at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Six Polish women researchers received L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowships for Women in Science on Wednesday. The laureates represent a wide range of disciplines, from chemistry, through math and biotechnology to psychology" - said the jury chairwoman, Prof. Ewa Łojkowska.
The head of the most important women scientific organization in the world, the first female professor of the College de France or a historian from Lviv who studied the past also from the perspective of women\'s history - Polish researchers in the first half of the 20th century are not just Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Their stories and influence on the development of science are the subject of research by Iwona Dadej of the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Two asteroids discovered by Polish astronomy enthusiasts will be named after the women: the Polish Olympiad On Astronomy and Astrophysics winner Zosia Kaczmarek and a doctor from Kraków Marta Żołnowska, according to information published by the International Astronomical Union and Minor Planet Center.
This year\'s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to scientists from the US and Germany, who were the first to observe gravitational waves. Their achievements would probably not have been possible without the work of Polish physicist Prof. Trautman - who convinced everyone that these waves actually exist, and their detection is possible.
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.