The winners of the Foundation for Polish Science Prizes represent the part of the world of science that is ready to take risks and try to meet the world level - Minister of Science Jarosław Gowin said on Wednesday during the award ceremony of the so-called " Polish Nobel Prizes".
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.