The computer is a universal research tool. No other instrument can be used in all disciplines of science. Computer programs are thought to be the most complex engineering artefacts on Earth, says Dr. Marek Michalewicz, director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the University of Warsaw.
On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.