The best foreign student in Poland
“I was searching for this kind of studies that would facilitate my further work in any part of the world. Now I am an ambassador of my country in Poland and an ambassador of the University of Warsaw in Tanzania,” says Karen Nyakato Kyabega, the best foreign student in Poland.
Dr Katarzyna Bandyra awarded the EMBO Installation Grant
“Mitochondria are essential organelles that provide cellular metabolic power through oxidative phosphorylation necessary for the organism to function and reproduce. In human, any malfunction of these organelles results in various disorders,” says Dr Katarzyna Bandyra from the Faculty of Chemistry, and the Biological and Chemical Research Centre, University of Warsaw. As an EMBO Installation Grante
Astronomers Analyse Impact of Starlink Satellites
The U.S. company SpaceX plans to build a constellation of 42,000 low-Earth-orbit communication satellites called Starlink. A new study, led by Dr Przemysław Mróz from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw, looks at the impact of satellites on ground-based astronomical research.
New discoveries in Oman
At the end of December, another season of archaeological fieldwork in Qumayrah Valley in Northern Oman came to a close. Archaeologists identified there another tower in a Bronze Age settlement, unearthed evidence of copper smelting and discovered a 4 thousand-year-old game board.
European education in 4EU+. How to get involved?
The upcoming online Flagship 2 Open Session will take place on 26th January. It is one of four flagships under the 4EU+ Alliance. Participants will learn how to get involved in creating the educational offer of the 4EU+ Alliance, as well as discuss flexible learning pathways. Application deadline expires on 23rd January.
Roman Imperial epigraphic traditions
“There is a pressing need to develop a wholly new approach to the study of cultural impact of the third-fifth century stonecutters’ and mosaicists’ workshops, a study which would encompass the entire Roman world,” said Dr Nowakowski from the Faculty of History, a laureate of the prestigious ERC grant.
Is there life on extrasolar planets?
”Planets, especially the extrasolar ones, have always fascinated people. We wonder if there is life on other planets and whether we'll meet the inhabitants of other worlds. For us, astronomers, it is very important to discover a large number of extrasolar planets, so that we can better understand how and where planetary systems can form,” said Dr Dorota Skowron from the Astronomical Observatory of
Assoc. Prof. Michał Tomza ERC grant winner
The ERC project, which is led by Assoc. Prof. Michał Tomza from the UW Faculty of Physics, deals with matters of ultracold quantum physics and chemistry “This project aims to understand and harness the increasing complexity of ultracold polyatomic molecules to probe the fundamentals of chemistry and physics,” Prof. Tomza explained.
The workshop “Metaverse as a promise of a bright future?”
Between 12th and 13th March 2022, the Laboratory of Media Studies UW is organising the online workshop “Metaverse as a promise of a bright future? – social interactions in a world of isolation” during the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces. Submissions will be due on 12th January.
Archaeological research in Soba
Fieldwork in Soba, the former capital of the Kingdom of Alwa – today, a suburb of Khartoum – was paused for a mid-season break in mid-December. It was carried out by a team of specialists led by Dr Mariusz Drzewiecki from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The excavations revealed the remains of a medieval garden. It is the first this kind of a discovery in Soba.
Life of conodonts
Conodonts were the first vertebrates that used to live in oceans nearly 500 milion years ago. Their teeth are the most often studied fossils. The research by UW doctoral candidate helps to reveal the life cycle and position occupied in the earliest foodwebs by these marine animals.
A Ceremonial Renewal of the Doctorate of Prof. Ewa Wipszycka-Bravo
A Polish historian and humanities professor who studies Christian culture in ancient times and the Middle Ages. On 15th December in the Senate Hall of Kazimierzowski Palace, a ceremonial renewal of a doctorate was held for Prof. Ewa Wipszycka-Bravo.
How to weigh an invisible object?
Scientists from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw (OAUW), in collaboration with a global team of astronomers, observed the brightening of a star due to the passage of a dark object close to the path of light rays. Thanks to the phenomenon of gravitational microlensing, it was possible to weigh an invisible object with surprisingly high accuracy. Its mass is slightly greater
Pink Boxes in UW
The University of Warsaw takes part in the nationwide campaign against period poverty. The so called ”Pink Boxes” are installed in a number of UW sites. Each box is equipped with free sanitary products for any girl, woman and person who menstruate. The action is co-organised with the Pink Box Foundation.
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