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.
Fragment of a meteorite, fossils, plant seeds, human DNA, tardigrades, coins, photos of the Earth, silicon crystals - are the treasures buried by Polish scientists in a time capsule on Spitsbergen. The container is designed to appear on the surface of the Earth in about 500 thousand years.
The occurrence of severe frosts in winter and heavy rains in the summer in Central and Eastern Europe can be influenced by the weather in the tropics, especially the Malay Archipelago. Scientists want to see how strong is the link between the Malay Archipelago climate and extreme weather phenomena in Europe. One of the results of their work could be more accurate long-term weather forecasts.
When the nucleus of the atom is excited, its shape can change for a very short period of time. Until now, this phenomenon has been observed in the most massive elements. Finally, however, the researchers - including Polish scientists - managed to observe the "second face" of a light nucleus.