Online meeting with the UW Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching
On 18th September, a student television “Uniwerek TV” broadcast an online meeting with the University of Warsaw Vice-Rector for Students and Quality of Teaching who in a Q&A session explained matters related to teaching and learning at UW.
The Denouement of the Enigma of the Roman Mosaic from the House of Aion in Paphos
After years of research conducted by Prof. Marek T. Olszewski from the UW Faculty of Archaeology, the iconographic program of the famous mosaic from the reception room of the Roman House of Aion in Paphos (Cyprus) has been resolved. The interpretation of the Polish researcher was accepted by scholars of Roman iconography as adequate and precise.
Virtual Nubia: Digital reconstructions of medieval monasteries in Sudan
How did medieval monasteries in Nubia look? Now it is possible to find it out. Archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw have digitally reconstructed buildings that can now be visited without leaving home.
Counting on fingers – or beyond known oxidation states of chemical elements
Oxidation state usually takes the values from –4 up to +8, and even +9 in one case. Scientists from Centre of New Technologies have done advanced quatum-mechanical calculations and on this ground, they propose several simple molecules, where oxidation state is +9, and even could reach the value of +10.
Cultural Orientation at UW 2020 – practical workshops for international students
Welcome Point will organise "Cultural Orientation at UW - Practical Workshops". The main goal of the event is to provide all newcomers at the University of Warsaw with tools that will ease their life in a new place at the very beginning. The workshops are held on 28th-29th September and 1st-2nd October. The registration is required.
Visit of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt to UW
On 2nd September, the Egyptian delegation met with the representatives of the University of Warsaw, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the Polish archaeological community working in Egypt. The involvement of Polish researchers in the studies on Egyptian archaeology and history was the main topic of the meeting.
Virgo and LIGO unveil new and unexpected black hole populations
UW scientists from the Astronomical Observatory are part of Virgo and LIGO that detected an extraordinarily massive merging binary system: two black holes of 66 and 85 solar masses, which generated a final black hole of around 142 solar masses. Two scientific papers on the discovery have been published today on Physical Review Letters and Astrophysical Journal Letters respectively.
The University of Warsaw builds its relationship with DeepMind through a Scholarship Programme for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds
In August the University of Warsaw, the largest university in Poland and a leading research center in the country announced a partnership with DeepMind, a world leader in Artificial Intelligence research to offer a new scholarship programme aimed at increasing diversity in the field.
Letter from the Rector Marcin Pałys
Prof. Marcin Pałys has served as the University of Warsaw Rector since 2012. Soon, his second term will come to an end. “These last eight years were filled with hard work, challenges, achievements and satisfaction, as well as lively discussions on the university’s vision and future,” says Prof. Marcin Pałys in a letter to the UW community.
Superconductivity at record-high temperature
Scientists have for the first time estimated the temperature at which superconductivity can be achieved in silver-fluoride-based superconductors. The obtained value of about 200 K (negative 73 deg. C) is substantially higher than the experimental record held by copper oxides – 135 K (negative 138 deg. C).
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