From 17 to 21 September 2018 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) will hold its 24th World Computer Congress in Poznan (Poland).
The results of research conducted by Polish scientists on Chopin's heart and published recently in the American Journal of Medicine show that the composer was suffering from tuberculosis and the direct cause of his death was probably tuberculous pericarditis (Witt M, Szklener A, Kawecki J, Rużyłło W, Negrusz-Kawecka M, Jeleń M, Langfort R, Marchwica W, Dobosz T. A Closer Look at Frederic Chopin's Cause of Death. Am J Med. 2017 Oct 11).
Alexander Rodrigues de Castro from Brazil, Edward Waysband and Naomi Mandel from Israel, Sinkwan Cheng from Hong Kong, Pascal Dubourg Glatigny from France, Darya Malyutina and Mikhail Khorkov from Russia, and many others, will run their projects in Poland as fellowship holders of the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt). On 25 October the Institute officially celebrated the beginning of 2017-18 academic year.
On 21-22 September 2017 Dr Anna Plater-Zyberk, Director of the PAS International Cooperation Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences participated in a SAPEA workshop in Madrid, hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
For the first time, synchronous observation of gravitational waves and light within a single event was achieved. A Polish team of scientists and the European detector Virgo contribute to the research.
Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017. The three physicists based in United States received the prize for their decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves. POLGRAW group, a Polish team led by Prof. Andrzej Królak of PAS Institute of Mathematics, also participated in the discovery of gravitational waves.
The Polish Academy of Sciences organised Forum of the Visegrad Group of Academies (V4) on 26-27 September 2017 at the Staszic Palace in Warsaw. The meeting was attended by presidents, vice-presidents and other representatives of the Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian academies of sciences.
The Virgo collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration report the three-detector observation of gravitational waves. This result highlights the scientific potential of a global network of gravitational wave detectors, by delivering a better localization of the source and access to polarizations of gravitational waves.
The Euro-CASE organisation (The European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering) organises a conference under the banner “Cybersecurity” on 7-8 November 2017 in Poznań. The event under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Digital Affairs co-organises the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre, the Polish Academy of Sciences Branch in Poznań and the PAS Committee on Informatics.
Representatives of the Polish Academy of Sciences participated in the conference entitled “Sustainability and Resilience”, which was held on 3-6 September 2017. The event was organised by Academia Europaea, ALLEA (All European Academies), the Young Academy of Europe, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which opened its palace to the guests of all meetings.
The „John III Sobieski – Polish national hero and winner of the Battle of Vienna . History. Memory. Heritage” conference will be held on 19-20 September in the PAS Scientific Center in Vienna and in the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The International Hydrology Prize awarded by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, went this year to Professor Zbigniew Kondzewicz from the PAS Institute for the Agricultural and Forest Environment. The Dooge Medal is the highest disciplinary recognition for hydrologists and it is awarded for outstanding contributions to the Science of Hydrology.