In commemoration of the '500th Discovery of the Strait of Magellan', the Chilean government has awarded Polish astronomer, Professor Andrzej Udalski, a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an employee of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw.
Professor Zbigniew Kundzewicz is the first Polish researcher to receive the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. The international panel of scientists recognised his research on the relationship between climate and water resources, the Polish Academy of Sciences reports.
Dr. Przemysław Mróz has been announced the first laureate of the new Frank Wilczek Award. The prize was established to recognize outstanding young researchers who have made a significant contribution to physics, astronomy or closely related areas. The award patron – Professor Frank Wilczek, physicist from the Massachusets Insitute of Technology – is the laureate of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics . The Award is funded by the Jagiellonian University and the Kościuszko Foundation. Dr. Przemysław Mróz has been awarded for the scientific achievement entitled: Free-floating planets – a new category of exoplanets.