UW in the “Horizon Europe” programme
Participation in more than 60 projects subsidised to the sum of more than EUR 25 million places the University of Warsaw in a leading position among Polish academic institutions that are beneficiaries of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. In total, grant recipients from Poland have so far received funds amounting to EUR 383.52 million.
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.
The UW mini-grants under the 4EU+ Alliance
The University of Warsaw has launched the third edition of the mini-grants programme for inter-institutional research teams under the framework of strategic partnerships. The programme can be joined by researchers including University staff members and/or doctoral candidates and students, and representatives of at least two other member universities of the 4EU+ Alliance.
“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.
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
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.
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