Three Polish scientists have been elected members of the Academia Europaea, the largest scientific organization in Europe. The new members are professors Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska, Piotr Tryjanowski and Rafał Weron.
Michał Bogdziewicz from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań received the 2021 New Phytologist Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science, one of the most important awards for biologists specialising in plants, the National Science Centre reports. He is the first Polish researcher awarded this distinction.
Nearly 80 candidates entered this year's 17th edition of the Popularizer of Science competition. In the first stage, the Competition Jury selected 23 finalists. In the second stage, the jury selected competition winners in five categories as well as the Grand Prize winner, and awarded two special mentions. The editors of PAP - Science in Poland also granted the special Tomasz Trzciński Award.
Persistent feeling of being a terrible parent, a sense of alienation, 'stigma' - this is how parents of children with autism spectrum disorders often think of themselves. Anna Pyszkowska, a psychologist from the University of Silesia, adds that stereotypes strongly affect such self-stigma.
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.