Professors Marcin Drąg, Andrzej Kossakowski and Andrzej Wiśniewski are the winners of 2019 Foundation for Polish Science Prizes. The prize is considered the most important scientific distinction in Poland. The winners will receive the prize of PLN 200,000 on December 4 in Warsaw.
The Nobel Prize in Physics for James Peebles is well deserved. But I have mixed feelings about the award for the Swiss: their work is part of a series of studies, to which Polish scientists had significantly contributed, physicist Prof. Krzysztof Meissner commented the decision of the Nobel Committee.
The project of an innovative stratospheric drone, research on the use of iron oxide nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer and analysing the properties of hexapawn are the three Polish projects presented during the finals of the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Sofia.
Teaching surgeons with a method used to train dogs, invention of a baby changing machine and eating pizza for health are among the discoveries honoured with the 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes. The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last week at Harvard University for the 29th time. There are Polish researchers among the winners.
Dr. Michał R. Szymański from Gdańsk and Dr. Rafał Banka from Kraków are Polish winners of the prestigious Starting Grant awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). They are in the group of more then 400 awarded scientists. The list of winners was announced this week.