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14.06.2023. Professor Piotr Ponikowski. PAP/Sebastian Borowski

Wrocław professor most frequently cited Polish scientist

Professor Piotr Ponikowski remains the most frequently cited Polish scientist according to the latest Highly Cited Researchers Top 1 percent ranking. This year's list of world's most frequently cited researchers includes six Polish scientists, only two of them in the field of medical sciences.

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    120 years since first Nobel Prize for Maria Skłodowska-Curie

    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.

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    ‘We will present the candidacy of Sławosz Uznański for participation in a space mission in Earth orbit,’ Waldemar Buda, the Minister of Development and Technology Waldemar Buda announced on social media.

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    Warsaw professor elected EMBO member

    Professor Jacek Jaworski, co-discoverer of the key role of mTOR in neuronal development, is among the 69 scientists elected members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). This year, he is the only Pole to join a group of more than 2,000 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.

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    Nobel laureates awarded first Copernican Prizes

    Nobel laureates Professor Philip James Edwin Peebles and Professor Barry Clark Barish are the winners of the first Copernican Prizes.

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    Polish programmer among Women Who Code's 100 Technologists to Watch

    Polish programmer Małgorzata Rita Łyczywek has been named one of the 100 most important women in the world of technology, according to the international organisation Women Who Code.

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    Copernicus behind Skłodowska-Curie among key figures for development of science, finds poll

    A survey to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus found that 45 percent of respondents considered the scientist to be the most important figure for the development of modern science and natural sciences.

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    Lodz professor among scientists who protect Pacific Ocean floor

    Extraction of elements used in modern technologies from the ocean floor can have a negative impact on the environment and threaten marine biodiversity.

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    Professor Magdalena Król awarded prestigious ERC grant for cancer research

    Professor Magdalena Król, an experimental cancer research expert from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, has been awarded a Proof of Concept grant by the European Research Council (ERC). The list of 90 ERC grant winners was published earlier this week. Magdalena Król is the only person in this group to carry out the grant project in Poland.

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    Uznański will fly into space if Poland builds strategy

    Whether Sławosz Uznański will fly into space depends on building a strategy between Poland and the European Space Agency.

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