14.06.2023. Rector of the Wroclaw Medical University, Professor Piotr Ponikowski PAP/Sebastian Borowski

Wrocław professor is the highest-ranked Polish scientist in the field of medicine

Cardiologist Professor Piotr Ponikowski, rector of the Wroclaw Medical University, advanced over 300 positions to be named the best Polish scientist in the field of medicine in the 2024 Research.com ranking.

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    Light absorber for bumpers and airplane seats

    Energy absorbers absorb the kinetic energy of accidents, collisions and falls to protect passengers and vehicles. Researchers from Warsaw have developed cheap absorbers made of innovative composite materials, which can be used, for example, to build airline seats and airplane floors, as well as crash boxes in cars.

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    The call for applications for the POLONISTA NAWA program is open

    NAWA is announcing recruitment for the 6th edition of the POLONISTA NAWA program. Its aim is to promote the Polish language and popularize Polish studies and research around the world by enabling foreigners interested in the Polish language and culture to undertake studies or carry out research projects in Poland.

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    Call for proposals the 6th Edition of the Ulam NAWA programme is open

    Scientists from foreign universities and research centres with at least a PhD degree are invited to submit applications to the next edition of the Ulam Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange programme.

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    Polish Antarctic Station is recruiting volunteers for its 49th expedition

    The Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station has launched a recruitment drive for its 49th Polish Antarctic Expedition. Those interested can apply until February 23. The positions include a doctor/paramedic, an electrician, an IT specialist, a boat operator and a chef.

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    NASK partners with European project to create quantum computer

    The NASK National Research Institute has become one of 18 partners of the EPIQUE project, the aim of which is to create a quantum computer based on photonics.

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    Wrocław eye lasers offer short pulses to examine the retina

    A laser that emits short pulses, developed at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, now helps in examinations of the retina and will be useful for analysing nanomaterials and activating chemical reactions. Scientists plan to commercialise the device that can potentially replace older tools of this type in science and research.

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    Obtaining post-doctoral degrees hampers scientists' productivity, says study

    Researchers argue that obtaining a post-doctoral degree limits the independence of young researchers and forces them to engage in activities that are unnecessary from the point of view of scientific development. This effect is especially visible in the case of women.

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    In 2023 we witnessed ‘truly Copernican revolution for space technologies in Poland’ says POLSA boss

    The year 2023 ‘not only made the dreams of Polish space come true, it significantly exceeded them,’ says president of the Polish Space Agency Professor Grzegorz Wrochna.

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    Device from AGH UST to fly to the Moon thanks to cooperation with company from Dubai

    Orbital Space, a company operating in the United Arab Emirates, will enable students of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków to develop and test the Lunaris device. It is designed to study the interaction of selected materials and coatings with lunar dust - regolith. The invention is scheduled to fly into space in 2025.

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