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Poles at the Poles
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07 Jun 2017

The Magazine of the PAS – special edition 1/3/2017 The polar regions are extraordinary, magical places. They are cold, windy, inaccessible, ice-clad for most of the year, and yet still teeming with life. What is it about them that attracts so many enthusiasts, scientists, and people willing to spend months there? 100 years of Polish polar research, described by: Prof. Piotr Głowacki, Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, Prof. Jacek Jania, Agnieszka Kruszewska, MS, Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa, Asst. Prof. Michał Łuszczuk, Dagmara Bożek-Andryszczak, MA, Piotr Andryszczak, ME.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the North
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02 Jun 2017

We learn about the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund on Spitsbergen from Prof. Piotr Głowacki, who headed the PAS Institute of Geophysics’ Department of Polar Research for 15 years.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the South
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02 Jun 2017

Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, head  of the Department of Antarctic Biology  at the PAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics,  talks about the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Prestige from Pole to Pole
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02 Jun 2017

Why do we study the polar regions of the Earth? For the same reason a mountaineer climbs mountains: “Because they are there!” And in addition, they are of great importance to the entire planet and to our country.

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In the Beginning Was the Sentence

What is it that makes us speak the kind of language that we do? Why do some people have trouble learning to use it? Where does language come from?

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Hammers Are Our Specialty

Dr. Jerzy Grygorczuk, head of the Space Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory, led the team responsible for the construction of the MUPUS penetrator. We talk to him about the Rosetta mission, uncertainty, and patience

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I Catch Myself Thinking in ALGOL

Back in the 1960s, as a 21-year-old, he managed the first gigantic computer in Poland. Now the young people he gives win prizes in prestigious programming contests. We talk with Prof. Jan Madey about the history and future of computer science.

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On Cake-Baking, the Gun in the Attic, and Steaks with Eysenck

Temperament is evident right after birth. How intensely a baby laughs, yells, and cries, its feeding and sleeping pattern are all indicators of temperament, says Prof. Jan Strelau

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An Accidental Discoverer

For must there not be some extraordinary circumstances to exalt the name of a professor from the history of Science to the general history of the human race? Honoré de Balzac

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Secrets Hidden in Teeth

To retain our cultural identity in the modern world and sensibly think about the future, we need to thoroughly study the past,” says Prof. Marek Figlerowicz from the PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, who leads the project “The Dynasty and Society of Piast-Era Poland in the Light of Integrated Historical, Anthropological, and Genomic Research.”

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About Poland, in English

We talk with the British historian Dr. Natalia Nowakowska about winning a 1.5 million euro ERC grant for the project “The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Identity and Memory in Central Europe” and about why the Jagiellonians may be interesting to British students?

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ELF Monitoring Goes Global

Mapping storm activity across the globe at time scales ranging from minutes to years is an important element of measuring and forecasting climate change. The WERA system is being used to verify models of the influence of various types of solar activity on the lower layers of the ionosphere. We hope that one day it can also be used on Mars.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the South

Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, head  of the Department of Antarctic Biology  at the PAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics,  talks about the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island

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The Metamorphic Earth

Metamorphic processes – one of the key geological parameters responsible for shaping our planet – can be classified into varying types, each of them delimited by its own set of boundary conditions

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Sleeping Beauties

Włodzimierz Zawadzki  

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The Wizard of Faras

Dr. Stefan Jakobielski, a Nubiologist, relates the story of eminent Polish archeologist Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski and the successful mission to Faras in Sudan

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Rocky record of hot and cold

The pace of climate change observed since the beginning of the industrial era has prompted scientists to seriously consider whether human activity is to blame for global warming. On the geological timescale, however, climate change is certainly nothing new or exceptional – as is clear when one looks at the record of plant and animal fossils.

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Honey Bees for 100 Grams of Toffee

Bees in essence use a kind of sign language to communicate. Not by using their hands, but by dancing – Prof. Jerzy Woyke tells us

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Far Behind the Magellanic Clouds

Looking for a needle in a haystack? That’s a piece of cake in comparison with scouring through thousands of images packed with hundreds of millions of stars, trying to spot a few hundred unique objects which very much resemble stars but are actually quite a different type of object. But let’s start from the beginning: why are we searching for quasars by looking at the Magellanic Clouds in the firs

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