One hundred and twenty years ago, Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her husband Piotr Curie received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the phenomenon of radioactivity and research on it. The other half of the prize went to Henri Becquerel, who was the first to observe the penetrating radiation of uranium ore. Skłodowska was the first woman to be honoured in this way.
Meetings with scientists and experts who promote Polish science and education around the world are planned during the 1st World Congress of Polish Education and Science Abroad, which will be held on July 5-9 in Warsaw. The schedule includes panel discussions, popular science lectures, workshops and training sessions.
A breakthrough in research on obtaining energy from nuclear fusion, the release of images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the launch of the space mission Artemis, in which Poles also participated, the discovery of Endurance - the ship of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, new findings concerning COVID-19, selection of a Polish researcher to join ESA Astronaut Reserve - these are some of the important scientific events of 2022.
Pedro Duque, the first Spaniard in space, will be a special guest of the Mars robot competition European Rover Challenge (ERC 2022) in Kielce. Scientific competition and debates on September 9-11 will be accompanied by popular science attractions for visitors and a tasting of 'space dishes'.
The world's leading scientists conducting epigenetic research will meet in Szczecin on June 8-10 this year. The meeting will be this year's most important epigenetics event, says the initiator and organizer of the Clinical Epigenetics International Conference, Dr. Tomasz K. Wojdacz.