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Call for PAS CNR joint mobility projects

The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) are pleased to announce a call for joint mobility projects to be carried out in the years 2023-2024 within a framework of the Agreement of cooperation between PAS and CNR.  

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Two ERC Consolidator grants for scientists from Poland

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 313 projects submitted by experienced scientists. This year, EUR 632 million will be allocated to the implementation of ground-breaking research. Among the awarded are two Polish researchers, including a scientist from one of the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 

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Position Statement 31: Is it significant that the end of the pandemic in Poland was announced on April Fool's Day?

“Having a lack of monitoring will be like switching off a building’s fire detectors – we could end up blindly facing the next wave of infections, and only intensive care units quickly filling up will alert us that we have reacted too late” warn experts from the Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Advisory Team to the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in their latest statement. 

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Regenerative agriculture will stop climate change? New EASAC report

Industrial agriculture harms the natural environment and is responsible for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions. The solution may be agricultural production, which combines production with the protection and restoration of ecosystems. This is what the new report of the European National Academies of Sciences says, "Regenerative Agriculture in Europe".

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Appeal for assistance for researchers in Ukraine

As a result of the war in Ukraine, research infrastructure is devastated and the researchers are fleeing the country. They can continue their work at other institutes within the framework of scholarships. Researchers should then retain their Ukrainian affiliation, which will keep the continuity of Ukrainian science. President of the Polish Academy of Sciences Jerzy Duszyński releases his appeal.

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Position Statement 30: Now We Are Together

“In a humanitarian and refugee crisis, it becomes all the more urgent to provide the best possible protection against diseases, including COVID-19. Many people are and will be helping refugees from Ukraine, working in direct contact with large groups of people. It is very important for both the helpers and the refugees themselves to be vaccinated” – write experts from the COVID-19 Advisory Team to the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in their latest statement.

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Joint support for Ukrainian scholars

To assist Ukrainian scientists who have fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) are launching a support program for 3-month research stays at the Institutes of the PAS.

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PAS and NAS will help scientists from Ukraine

On March 17, 2022, the Polish Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) signed an agreement to support scientists from Ukraine. NAS has launched a special fund, which will be used to help resettle science refugees and their families temporarily in neighboring countries. Thanks to this joint effort scholars from Ukraine will be able to continue their research at the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 

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Polish Academy of Sciences supports the #ScienceForUkraine initiative

The scientific community from all over the world joins forces to help researchers from Ukraine. Particularly noteworthy is the global #ScienceForUkraine initiative, which has already gathered information on over 700 specific support opportunities, including offers from the PAS institutes. The campaign aims to reach the widest possible audience.

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Visits of Ukrainian scientists to PAS

Within the framework of cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), the Polish Academy of Sciences introduces a new tool supporting cooperation with Ukrainian researchers.

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Polish Academy of Sciences expresses solidarity with Ukraine

All the expectations fell through, and diplomatic efforts have come to be replaced by brutal violence. The attack by the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine meets with opposition and the most far-reaching indignation on our part. Principles and commitments have been trampled, international law breached. This act of violence is deserving of resolute condemnation. We speak out against this aggression, we stand on the side of its victims, and we sympathize with sovereign Ukraine. The Polish Academy of Sciences shares the most far-reaching fears of the international community, at the same time retaining hope for the aggression to be halted and peace restored.

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Extremely rare observations of “tennis-like” vibrations of lead

The tennis ball deforms when it bounces off the strings of a racket. It flattens for a moment and elongates along the direction of motion. Traces of similar oscillations occurring in the 208Pb lead nuclei have recently been registered by scientists from the PAS Institute of Nuclear Physics. The only previous observation of a similar phenomenon is more than thirty years old.

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