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Polish scientists closer to explaining the cause of Chopin’s death

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).

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New academic year for 16 scholars from 4 continents at PIASt

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.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

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.

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V4 Academies Forum

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.

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Cybersecurity Euro-CASE 2017 conference in Poznań

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.

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Disscussion on John III Sobieski in Vienna

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.

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Dooge Medal for Professor Zbigniew Kundzewicz

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.

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