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.
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.