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.
Two student teams from Gdańsk University of Technology qualified for the world finals of the programming competition NASA Space Apps Challenge. One of the projects is also nominated for an audience award. Internet users can vote for it until May 21st.
Three gold and two silver medals and special prizes were awarded to Polish scientists during the 20th Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies "Archimedes 2017". Nearly 800 inventions from 18 countries were presented at the event.
The mysterious history of the rauks - spectacular shape forms of the rocky coast of the Baltic Sea - is being investigated by Dr. Mateusz Czesław Strzelecki from the University of Wroclaw. Sea stacks, also called rauks from their name in Swedish, are groups of columns of rock towering over limestone platforms extending along the coast of Gotland and Farö.
Searching for exoplanets, or planets outside the solar system, requires huge amounts of data to be filtered. Astronomers perform such analyses with computational clouds. The latest clouds will be investigated in view of scientific applications by an international team coordinated by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.
In the human brain, synapses are responsible, among other things, for the ability to remember and learn. Researchers at the University of Lodz are working on artificial synapses, which will be an indispensable part of a neuromorphic computer, mimicking the operation of the human brain.
If we knew the mechanisms that occur in the amygdala of the brain, it would be much easier to build social relationships. We would be able to better treat autism and psychopathy. Therefore, many scientists in experiments on animals (such studies on humans are not allowed) investigate the functioning of the different communication channels. A lot of money is spent on this research.
Six women researchers received fellowships lasts Thursday in the 16th edition of the L\'Oreal Polska For Women and Science competition. The winners will conduct innovative research on proteins, look for new anticancer drugs and mechanisms of genetic diseases.