An Earth-sized rogue planet discovered in the Milky Way
Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers from the University of Warsaw, has announced the discovery of the smallest Earth-sized free-floating planet found to date.
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.
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.
Dr. Przemysław Mróz awarded the International Astronomical Union 2019 PhD Prize
Dr. Przemysław Mróz has been awarded the International Astronomical Union PhD prize for outstanding scientific achievements of astronomy PhD students around the world for his dissertation "Astrophysical applications of gravitational microlensing in the Milky Way". The thesis was written under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Udalski from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw
Dr. Thurston C. Hicks as a co-author of the paper in “International Journal of Primatology”
The article entitled “The Relationship Between Tool Use and Prey Availability in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Northern Democratic Republic of Congo” has been published in “International Journal of Primatology” magazine. Its first author is Dr. Thurston C. Hicks from the UW Faculty of "Artes Liberales".
Copernicus Award for Prof. Stefan Dziembowski
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Faust, Technical University of Darmstadt, and Prof. Dr. Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw, have been chosen to receive the 2020 Copernicus Award from the German Research Foundation and the Foundation for Polish Science for their services to German-Polish research collaboration. The jury appointed jointly by the DFG and the FNP selected the two researchers for their outst
Polish archaeologists to train tourist guides in Sudan
At Old Dongola, Sudan, Polish specialists are supporting local communities to opportunity as part of partnership building between the scholarly community and local inhabitants. The capital city of the Kingdom of Makuria, excavated by Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) teams for over 50 years, also has great tourist potential that is waiting to be discovered.
The Second Exoplanet in the Proxima Centauri Planetary System
New observations of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Solar System, located at a distance of 4.2 light years, have made it possible to reveal the presence of a candidate low-mass planet orbiting the star at a distance 1.5 times greater than that separating the Earth from the Sun.
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair
A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA’s galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of an even more distant star.
New discoveries of sundials on Roman mosaics
Recent research done by Prof. Marek T. Olszewski from the UW Institute of Archaeology was related with the analysis of figural mosaics from the Roman Empire. As a result, the scientist discovered unidentified representations of sundials, shown in a specific perspective.
Meat-eating habits of the chimpanzees of DR Congo: the latest research from Dr. Thurston C. Hicks of the UW Faculty of “Artes Liberales”
In 1989, deep inside the Ituri Forest, Dr John Hart and radio tracker Nobirabo encountered 2 adult male chimpanzees crouched over the carcass of a radio-collared okapi which had just been killed by a leopard. What happened next is described in a chapter of the new book “Chimpanzee Behaviour: Recent Understandings from Captivity and the Forest”.
The UW scientists’ article in „Nature Physics”
Demonstration of fundamentally distinct type of lattice clock is one of the main topics of the research conducted by the international team of scientists. Two of them are the UW Faculty of Chemistry employees. The description of the scientists’ work is presented in the article entitled “Molecular lattice clock with vibrational coherence” that was published in “Nature Physics”.
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.
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.
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