Prof. Tadeusz Wibig, Dr. Andrzej Katunin, Jan Świerkowski, the website "Nauka o klimacie" ("Climate Science"), TV show "Astronarium" and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences are the winners of Science Populariser 2017 competition organized by PAP - Science in Poland and the Ministry of Science.
A database of over 100 myths about the climate, climate nonsense of the year poll, substantive fight against pseudoscience - the team of the website Nauka o klimacie ("Climate science") has been patiently promoting knowledge about climate change for several years. "We cannot afford a muck-up" - team members say.
Computers still run slower than the human brain. However, if their speed continues to increase at the current rate, they will reach the capabilities of the human brain in the coming decades - told PAP Prof. Jürgen Schmidhuber, called the "father of modern artificial intelligence".
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.
Outstanding specialist in the field of earth sciences, Prof. Jean Poesen from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, received honorary doctorate of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, awarded for his achievements in the field of physical geography, geomorphology and soil science.