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.
Three supercomputers operating at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków are included in this year's world ranking of TOP500 supercomputers. Helios, the fastest machine of this type in Poland, takes 155th place, Athena in 291st, and Ares is in the 404th place.
A disproportionately large number of plant specimens from around the world are found in European countries and in the USA. There are 65 million specimens in the 10 largest herbaria. The legacy of colonialism shapes the management of plant collections and this should change, says Professor Wiesław Mułenko from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
Karolina Rorat and Ewa Maniak, students of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology, took second place in the international competition 'Portugal Olive Guest House' and won the Buildner Student Award. The jury appreciated their project of an olive guesthouse in Portugal.
Sometimes an error in an algorithm reveals itself quickly, and sometimes it takes a very long time. The question is how to find the range in which the program can fail. A team with Polish computer scientists was awarded for solving this problem for the VASS model.
Polish scientists, including Dr. Weronika Urbańska from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, are working on obtaining minerals from the lunar and Martian regolith using microalgae and bacteria. According to scientists, this could be crucial for the exploration of the Moon.