How would our world be viewed by observers moving faster than light in a vacuum? In a joint publication, theoretical physicists from the University of Warsaw and Oxford University combined the principles of quantum mechanics and special relativity in four-dimensional space-time.
A method for thermal insulation coatings for windows - stopping infrared radiation - has been developed by physicists from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Their idea makes it possible to reduce the scale of heat loss through the windows in winter. Savings on heating can reach a dozen or so percent, the creators of the solution estimate.
Polish theoretical physicists and Norwegian experimental physicists recreate 'miniature big bangs' in particle colliders to solve the mysteries of the Early Universe. They are looking for answers to questions about the source of surplus matter, the nature of dark matter and what happened right after the Big Bang.
Press the button to produce any of the thousands of organic chemical compounds, e.g. drugs, from easily available ingredients in a few moments? Why not? Another step in this direction has become possible with peculiar cooperation of artificial intelligence (Polish program) with robots that run chemical reactions.
All chemical elements were formed in the process of the evolution of the Universe dominated by light atomic nuclei. The knowledge of light atomic nuclei has just been expanded thanks to accelerator studies conducted in Kraków on the specific excited states of carbon-13 nuclei.
Until now, a certain quantum phenomenon has only been observed in complex experiments, in extremely cold pairs of alkaline metals. Now, for the first time, it has been shown also in a solid - in a common semiconductor, copper oxide, one of the ingredients of a mineral called cuprite.