An isolated black hole roaming our Milky Way galaxy
The Milky Way galaxy is expected to host over 100 million isolated black holes. Two independent teams of scientists, including astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw, have for the first time discovered what may be a free-floating black hole.
UW Physicists in ”Nature”
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw led by Prof. Michał Tomza, together with the experimental group of Prof. Tobias Schaetz from the University of Freiburg, were the first to observe Feshbach resonances between single ion and ultracold atoms. The results of their work have been published in “Nature”. The article has also been highlighted on the journal’s cover.
New article in “Nature Physics”
Researchers from the UW Faculty of Physics, University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London and University of Sofia have shown that slow cooling of a suspension of oil droplets with surfactant in water may lead to non-spherical shapes of the droplets, which can produce filamentous structures resembling bacterial flagella. The filaments induce motion of the droplets, and the process is ful
Scientists from UW published their article in “Nature Chemical Biology”
Prof. Jacek Jemielity, Dr. Joanna Kowalska and Dr. Anaïs Depaix from UW, in collaboration with scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, demonstrated how enzyme activity in intracellular condensates contributes to mRNA degradation. The findings will enable further development of mRNA-based therapies.
Article in “Nature” bringing new insights into the mechanism of nuclear fission
When an over-inflated balloon bursts, its pieces fly away in opposite directions performing various air evolution. The process of nuclear fission, in which a nucleus is split into two parts accompanied by the emission of several neutrons, proceeds similarly. UW scientists have contributed to the research presented in the newly-published article in “Nature”.
“Return from the Stars”: Read with UW
Some say that Stanisław Lem is one of the most popular among physicists. Prof. Krzysztof Turzyński from the UW Faculty of Physics is his faithful reader. Do we need knowledge in physics to understand Lem's works? Can women be astronauts, according to Lem? To find out, watch the second episode of #CzytajzUW (Read with UW) series.
It is okay to panic – a climate documentary
UW scientists create a web portal – Climate Science – where they present the foundations of climate and global warming science. From 1st to 7th June, one can watch a film “It is Okay to Panic”, in which Prof. Szymon Malinowski, cofounder of the portal, explains why he worries that climate change may cause human civilisation to collapse in the coming decades.
The UW scientist as a co-author of the paper in “Nature Photonics”
The article entitled “Suppressed Auger scattering and tunable light emission of Landau-quantized massless Kane electrons” was published in “Nature Photonics” magazine. One of its co-authors is Prof. Marek Potemski, a Visiting Professor at the UW Faculty of Physics. The paper introduces new steps in the research connected with the future technology of Landau level lasers.
The Milky Way in three dimensions
When Galileo pointed his first telescope at the Milky Way in the early 17th century, he noticed it consists of countless stars. Since that time, studying the properties and history of our Galaxy has absorbed many generations of scientists. Writing in Science, Polish astronomers from the UW Astronomical Observatory present a unique three-dimensional map of the Milky Way.
Quantum interference in service of information technology
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the NIST agency, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and more accurately than with standard methods. Their studies may boost applications of quantum technologies in e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics and medical diagnostics.
Open lecture of the Nobel laureate at UW
Professor Roald Hoffmann is an outstanding specialist in theoretical chemistry who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1981. On 30th August the scientist will be a special guest at UW as a lecturer during the 19th European Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry at the UW Faculty of Physics.
New materials that can work as superconductors at ambient conditions
On 16th January, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America”, a prestigious American journal, published the article on new materials that can work as superconductors at ambient conditions. A team of researchers from the University of Warsaw, led by Prof. Wojciech Grochala, contributed to the article.
FNP Prize for the UW physicist
Prof. Krzysztof Pachucki from the Faculty of Physics of UW received the Foundation for Polish Science Prize “for precise quantum electrodynamic calculation of spectroscopic parameters of lightweight atoms and molecules.” These findings are the basis for precise determination of fundamental physical constants.
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