Dr. Aneta Afelt awarded with the Nicolaus Copernicus’ medal
Dr. Aneta Afelt from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the University of Warsaw is among the members of the interdisciplinary COVID-19 Advisory Team that received the Nicolaus Copernicus’ medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
4EU+ workshops on Open Science
What is Open Science? What happens with a scientific publication between the time of writing and the formatted paper published in an academic journal? What are the Creative Commons licenses? These aspects of Open Science will be explored during a series of online workshops organised by the universities of the 4EU+ Alliance, including the University of Warsaw. Registration is open now.
IDUB research infrastructure available to UW scientists
In spring 2021, 14 scientific groups obtained funding for the purchase of new research infrastructure from the “Excellence Initiative – Research University’ Programme” (IDUB). The first equipment has already been purchased – eight eye trackers requested by the Faculty of Psychology. They have been tested and are ready to use.
Establishment of PCMA UW Research Centre in Cyprus
The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw will set up a research centre in Paphos, Cyprus, where the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw expeditions have been working for over half a century. It will be the third foreign research post of the centre.
The enigma of Palaeozoic corals resolved
Prof. Mikołaj Zapalski from UW has contributed to the research on Palaeozoic corals. An international team of researchers has prepared a detailed analysis of perfectly preserved Oligophylloides corals from the Upper Devonian of Morocco and revealed that juvenile colonies have a skeleton that is anatomically very similar to that of some extant octocorals.
Tyre: Discovery of a new Roman Temple in the Phoenician port in Lebanon
Tyre, the Phoenician capital on the coast of Lebanon, is the site of the latest project with PCMA UW involvement. The international team researching this UNESCO World Heritage List city has recently finished a highly successful fieldwork season discovering the remains of a complex belonging to a Roman-period temple.
Online meeting with the UW Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching: Coverage
The organisation of education, scholarships, residential halls were the most popular topics addressed during an online meeting with Prof. Sławomir Żółtek, the UW Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching. The Facebook live is saved on the UW profile on Facebook. The recorded broadcast is available on the UW profile on YouTube channel and the UW profile on Facebook.
Optical billiards on a microscale
“Light offers a chance to revolutionise electronics. The electrons underlying the basis of this field of science encounter resistance as they move along a metal wire or a semiconductor layer. However, light can propagate through semiconductor crystals practically without losses, so it can be used instead of electrons to streamline logical operations,” says Dr. Jan Suffczyński from UW.
European experts address the COVID-19 pandemic
How should Europe deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the future? Which strategies should be pursued, and what specific risks should be considered? European scientists, including Prof. Ewa Szczurek from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, have published answers to these questions. The results of their work are available in journal “The Lancet”.
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