Method of Equal Shares for participatory budgeting
How to design algorithms that ensure an equal treatment of implicit groups of voters? This issue has been raised by an ERC Starting Grant recipient, Prof. Piotr Skowron from the UW's Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics and his team in the project “Proportional Algorithms for Democratic Decision”.
First ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Polish humanities
Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak from the Faculty of „Artes Liberales” UW received the first ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Polish humanities for the project “The Modern Argonauts: A Multicultural Educational Programme Preparing Young People for Contemporary Challenges through an Innovative Use of Classical Mythology”. Prof. Marciniak tells about her research in a video on the UW's YouTube channel.
Unique wall paintings discovered in Old Dongola
Old Dongola is an archeological site in Sudan. It is located at the site of Tungul, the capital of Makuria, one of the most prominent medieval African states. The team of researchers led by Prof. Artur Obłuski from the PCMA UW discovered unique wall paintings of saints and King David, one of the last rulers of Christian Makuria. The project is carried out under a European Research Council grant.
Algorithms for elections
How to make voting-based decisions that better reflect voters' preferences? This question has been raised by an ERC Starting Grant recipient, Prof. Piotr Skowron from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics in his project “Proportional Algorithms for Democratic Decision”.
What is teotl?
Teotl was a key religious concept of the Nahuas. Did it refer to a “god”, a source of energy or a being from the afterlife? Dr Agnieszka Brylak from the UW Faculty of Modern Languages will try to find the answer to this question during the project “The concept of teotl: a complex approach to the principal religious category of pre-Hispanic Central Mexico”, financed with the ERC Starting Grant.
Prof. Artur Obłuski wins the ERC Public’s Choice Award
Prof. Artur Obłuski, director of the UW Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and leading researcher of the ERC Starting Grant UMMA, has received the Public’s Choice Award under the European Research Council’s Public Engagement with Research competition.
ERC Consolidator Grant – human rights and abortion laws
“The last two decades witness an enormous interest in the abortion law,” says Prof. Marta Bucholc from the University of Warsaw, a laureate of the ERC Consolidator Grant. Nowadays legal governance of abortion is framed as a part of the debates about the most fundamental human rights: the right to life and liberty, the right to health, freedom from slavery and torture, and many more.
“Most of the biological molecules forming the human body are chiral, which means that they differ from their mirror images, much like hands. Therefore, my ERC Starting Grant aims to investigate a new branch of nuclear spectroscopy (NMER) that is based on chirality-sensitive magnetoelectric effects. Such effects are due to interactions involving nuclear magnetic moments, magnetic and electric field
Three ERC Grants for UW
Three researchers from the University of Warsaw among the latest recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The successful UW researchers are: Dr Paweł Nowakowski from the Faculty of History, Dr Dorota Skowron from the Astronomical Observatory at the Faculty of Physics and Assoc. Prof. Michał Tomza from the Faculty of Physics.
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.
Second ERC grant awarded to Professor Justyna Olko
The European Research Council has announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition. Among them is Professor Justyna Olko from the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw who has received funding for implementing the MULTILING-HIST project. The project addresses the complex, multi-level dimensions of historical and contemporary multilingualism.
Two ERC Starting Grants for researchers from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
Dr. Wojciech Czerwiński and Dr. Michał Pilipczuk from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics have received prestigious European Research Council grants. Their teams will analyse problems related to infinite state systems and solve difficult research problems using fast computational methods.
ERC Starting Grant for Dr. Michał Pilipczuk
Dr. Michał Pilipczuk is a computer scientist at the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics. The European Research Council has awarded him a Starting Grant for his BOBR project. The scientist, together with his team, will try to solve discrete problems in networks using their structural and decomposition properties.
ERC awarded its Advanced Grant to a UW scientist
Prof. Stefan Dziembowski from the UW Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project entitled “Smart-Contract Protocols: Theory for Applications”. PROCONTRA is an acronym for the project.
Seminar of Doctoral School of Social Sciences
On 25th February, Prof. Anna Matysiak from the UW Faculty of Economic Sciences, who recently received an ERC grant, will deliver a lecture entitled “Family and fertility in the dynamically changing world of work”. This lecture begins a series of meetings, being a part of the doctoral programme at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences.
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