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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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Cancer – 200 Different Diseases

Are cancer cells in conflict with healthy cells? Is cancer inherited? What new therapies are currently being developed? We talk to Prof. Janusz A. Siedlecki, who has been studying the mechanisms of carcinogenesis for over 40 years, and has focused on molecular diagnostics for the last two decades

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Movement and Mystery

We talk about mobility and index theory with Dr. Piotr Nowak, who received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled “Rigidity of groups and higher index theory.”

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Destination: World

What is migration: an acute social problem, an anomaly that upsets the world’s natural order and should be eliminated? Or maybe a natural and welcome phenomenon that has been present throughout the history of mankind? What significance does it have for such countries as Poland?

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The Gypsy Dream

The ways the Romani have been depicted in European literature are projections of various fears, phobias, and prejudices against strangers, while at the same time expressing yearnings for the idealistic side of life – freedom, happiness, and disregard for borders

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Flowers of Beauty and Passion

Species belonging to the genus Passiflora have beautiful exotic flowers and edible fruit, appreciated for their intriguing taste. Although they grow and bloom best in tropical climates, they can also adapt to Polish weather conditions. Steeped in symbolism, the flowers’ name evokes a certain sadness but their beauty is a true feast for the eyes

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Is There a Chasm Between Us?

Prof. Jerzy Zdanowski is a historian and political scientist specializing in the Middle East, working at the Department of Islamic Civilization at the PAS Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures. We talk to him about differences between faiths, the roots of radicalization of Islam, and accepting refugees from Arab states

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Ancient Rivers of Ice

Were there glaciers in the Tatras? If so, what did the mountains look like back in the Ice Age? Perhaps similar to the Alps? To journey more than 20,000 years back in time and find answers to these questions, we have created the first 3D paleogeographic map of the Tatras.

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Coaxing Copper to Tell Its Story

Finding locations where copper ore was mined in prehistoric times and learning about how metal objects were manufactured during the Bronze Age is key to answering questions about major turning points in European history. Our multidisciplinary team, including archaeologists, geologists and materials engineers, is developing a universal research strategy.

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What “Upper Class”?

The economic and political transformation of the 1990s enabled certain people and groups to make a leap up into higher rungs in the social structure, amassing wealth and influence on a previously unimagined scale. But do they comprise a homogenous “upper class”?

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Alone Amidst the Snow

Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa from the University of Silesia discusses the psychological consequences of a prolonged stay at a polar station.

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UAV Antarctic Survey

How can we make the most of Antarctica’s marine resources without damaging the delicate balance of the ecosystem? The answer may lie in an interdisciplinary monitoring system using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and geoinformatic tools

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Quasars and Dark Energy

The discovery that the Universe is expanding faster than we previously thought is one of the most fundamental findings in cosmology of recent years, but we are still some way from understanding precisely how this expansion occurs. Our team from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre and the Jagiellonian University is using quasars to try to unravel the mystery

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Graphene: A Polish Success Story

We talk to Dr. Włodzimierz Strupiński about the two-dimensional form of carbon that is taking the world of high technologies by storm, Poland’s role in its development, and the relationship between science and business

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„Academia” special issue 2015: The refugee crisis as a crisis of attitudes

The refugee crisis in Poland is mainly a crisis of attitudes caused to a much larger degree by fear than by the rational calculation of the costs and benefits brought by the influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. The situation of foreign nationals as well as their attitudes and behaviors depend largely on attitudes in the host society.

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Blue LEDs: A Race With the Japanese

What’s even more important than our scientific achievements is that the applications of our research and the experiences gained by the companies Ammono and TopGaN are increasingly likely to be widely implemented in the Polish economy – says Prof. Sylwester Porowski

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Secrets of the Red Planet

During the last decade of humankind’s exploration of Mars, a succession of American and European missions have sent back vast volumes of data about the planet’s surface and atmosphere. And yet many questions remain unanswered. This has provided the incentive to design an innovative mobile platform, called the Highland Terrain Hopper, being developed jointly by planetary geologists and engineers

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