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THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE
THE POLISH SCIENCE VOICE


Mercure - The 6 Friends Theory - Casting call
The Polish Science Voice  
No 14
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator that started running at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, on the French-Swiss border, Sept. 10, after 20 years of preparatory tests, is expected to contribute to our understanding of antimatter, dark matter and the early days of the universe. The project involves several hundred scientists and engineers from Poland.
A few years ago I asked the Polish prime minister at the time if his tight schedule allowed him to take his eyes off his day-to-day business and look into the future on occasion. His answer was sad and depressing. The politician said that his schedule was so tight that all he could do was look down to watch his step so as not to trip and fall.
Michał Boni, head of Prime Minister Donald Tusk's team of strategic advisers, talks to Danuta Górecka and Andrzej Jonas.
Barbara Kudrycka, the minister of science and higher education, met with the heads of Poland's largest universities in Warsaw in mid-September to brief them on the government's plans to amend laws regulating the work of Poland's research and higher education systems.
A firefighter's suit fitted with temperature sensors and access to a computer system, a range of bactericidal materials, and highly resistant nanofibers-these are just some of the innovative products that have been developed by companies affiliated in the Polish Technology Platform for the Textile Industry.
The annual Warsaw Science Festival, the biggest popular science event in Poland, was held Sept. 19-28, featuring more than 500 lectures, shows, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, debates, and panel discussions.
These days science cannot do without sponsors, and modern sponsorship is not only a form of promotion and advertisement but also a method of charitable donation, said participants in a recent debate in Warsaw organized by the Polish arm of the International Advertising Association (IAA). The debate focused on the role of the media and the problem of attracting sponsors for cultural and science events.
The Leon KoĽmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw boasts a long list of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. These include Andrzej Polakowski, CEO of the Polish postal service Poczta Polska; Andrzej Sułek, director-general of the ŁódĽ Philharmonic; Maciej Więckowski, a prominent politician with the Law & Justice party in Warsaw; Paweł Wypych, former head of the state-run Social Insurance Institution (ZUS); Małgorzata ¦lepowrońska, chairwoman of the supervisory board of fuel giant PKN Orlen; Jakub Grzechnik, a financial expert with Mastercard Europe; and Maciej Stec, a board member at Polish private television broadcaster Polsat.
What will happen when we reach the limit of miniaturization for information storage media? How should we deal with the growing amount of data requiring processing and storage? Spintronics is an emerging field of research that looks for answers to these questions, and Polish researchers are increasingly successful in this area.
Prof. Andrzej K. KoĽmiński, 67, is the head of the Leon KoĽmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw. He is an economist and sociologist by profession. His research interests include the theory of organization and management, international management, and management in postcommunist countries.
The Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (LKAEM) in Warsaw trains entrepreneurs and economists and is one of the most enterprising private universities in the country.
What scientists found a few years ago and thought were fragments of dinosaur soft tissue are probably nothing more than bacterial residue, says a Polish-American team of researchers. The periodical Public Library of Science ONE has published the team's findings.
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