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Intuition, Simplicity, Elegance

The Polish Astronomical Society first awarded the Bohdan Paczyński Medal during its 36th convention in Warsaw on 14 September 2013. The award was presented to Prof. Martin Rees from the University of Cambridge

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Write: WOJCIECH BURSZTA, PIOTR OSĘKA, WOJCIECH KRIEGSEISEN, ARTUR KOŚCIAŃSKI, WIESŁAW BOGDANOWICZ, ANDRZEJ KRUSZEWICZ, JÓZEF SPAŁEK, GRZEGORZ PIETRZYŃSKI, PAWEŁ SIECHOWICZ, DAWID SURMIK, ANNA GRZEŚKOWIAK-KRWAWICZ, EMILIA REJMAK-KOZICKA, KRYSTYNA SKARŻYŃSKA, PRZEMYSŁAW URBAŃCZYK, WITOLD TRZECIAKOWSKI, PAWEŁ SCHLICHTHOLZ, AGNIESZKA KLOCH, WŁODZIMIERZ ZAWADZKI

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Quasars and Dark Energy

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Fortunate Coincidences

The experimental pharmacologist Prof. Stanisław Jerzy Czuczwar, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, tells us about how he got into medical research, about the search for new epilepsy treatments, and how pharmaceuticals are in a way akin to cell phone towers.

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Getting to the Bottom of “Discourse”

The term “discourse,” nowadays elevated to the status of a buzzword, appears in many different contexts in public life and conveys varying meanings. But this process may turn it into a meaningless phrase (or may have already done so). So what is discourse analysis all about?

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Graphene: A Polish Success Story

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Our New Battlefields

The historian should try to understand the past and interpret it in such a way that people will want to read about it. I would not propose any other mission. And certainly the historian should never have a political axe to grind – says Dr. Marcin Zaremba

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Einstein’s Needle In a Haystack

No one could have expected that on the first day that LIGO detectors were running, scientists would register signals of gravitational waves. We discuss the watershed discovery confirming the general theory of relativity with Dr. Andrzej Królak from the PAS Institute of Mathematics and Dr. Michał Bejger from the PAS Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre, both members of the Virgo-POLGRAW group.

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Keeping the Brain’s Clock Ticking

Time perception is a key function of the human mind. Its disruption can lead to difficulties in many areas of our cognition, including language communication. Our research has managed to repair damaged “neural clocks” in people who have difficulties in language communication

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The uncertain future of plankton

We talk to Dr. Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk, professor at the Department of Marine Ecology at the PAS Institute of Oceanology in Sopot, about the impact of human activity on life in the oceans.

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Andrew I. Schafer: Working Together To Revitalize the Physician-Scientist Workforce of Tomorrow

– International efforts should be initiated to address the problem of the threatened physician-scientist career path. Comparative study should be undertaken to understand differences amongst countries in terms of the current issues that confront physician-scientists – says Andrew I. Schafer, an invited speaker at the international conference "Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?" taking place in 

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