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Stefan Banach Medal for French mathematician

President of the Polish Academy of Sciences presented the Stefan Banach Medal to Professor Michel Talagrand. The medal is awarded to mathematicians in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of mathematical sciences.

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Phage therapy grant for the PAS institute

Consortium consisting of the Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Wroclaw Medical University will verify the safety and efficacy of phage therapy in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. These research centers have just received a grant from the Medical Research Agency for non-commercial clinical trials on phage therapy.

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Position Statement 32 of the COVID-19 Advisory Team: What can be done to prevent a tragedy from occurring again in the fall of 2022?

“The COVID-19 epidemic and SARS-CoV-2 have not disappeared, but they have changed. We must adapt to these changes. Pretending that the problem is gone and keeping up the illusion that ‘we will get by somehow’ are reprehensible” – scientists from the interdisciplinary COVID-19 Advisory Team to the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences write in their latest position statement. 

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The many faces of science

This year the Polish Academy of Sciences is celebrating 70 years since its foundation. It is an opportunity for in-depth reflection on the essence of science and the legitimacy of the academy. What is science today? What should be the role of science in the globalized world? You can read about it in the new issue of the Academia magazine.

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Networking event of the PASIFIC Fellows

On 21st June 2022 the Polish Academy of Sciences hosted a networking event to connect and welcome new PASIFIC Fellows and their families. The researchers who participated in the event had been selected for the PASIFIC Fellowship Programme in the first call for applications.

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PASIFIC Call 2 results

We know the winners of the second call of the PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 15 researchers from all around the world will begin their research projects at the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. They will join 35 scientists who are already conducting their research in Poland.

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A future for Ukrainian science

Science magazine has recently published an editorial coauthored by the presidents of three national science academies of Ukraine, Poland and the U.S. The leading article is an outcome of the meeting at the Polish Academy of Sciences during which representatives of international scientific institutions gathered to jointly discuss further action steps for rebuilding Ukraine’s science. We encourage all research organizations to act in accordance with this action plan and advocate for international aid to Ukraine.

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In search of a better world with 20 outstanding scholars the launch of a new celebratory book of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Scholars in Search of a Better World: 20 Tales from Poland is a collection of tales about people of science and their passionate work in search of a better world. Taken together, these tales form a polyphonic account with multiple narrative threads, and indeed a close encounter with contemporary Polish literature – as the stories of individual scholars were written by top-notch contemporary Polish writers. The book was published to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  

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Next tranche of support for Ukrainian researchers

On May 23, 2022 Polish Academy of Sciences signed a memorandum of cooperation with the National Cheng Kung University from Taiwan. Representatives of both institutions – Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, PAS President and Tadeusz Latała, PAS Chancellor, and Prof. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, NCKU President met online to formalize agreements on financial support for Ukrainian researchers.

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