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We are celebrating a history-making success

- There has never been such a success in the history of our university before. We must recognize it and celebrate this day," Prof. dr. habil. Andrzej Sokala, NCU Rector told the numerous journalists and the audience during the press conference organized in connection with the awarding of the ERC grants to our researchers.

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Completion of research in the quality system

A meeting of the University Council for Quality Assurance, summarizing the research in the quality system carried out in the academic year 2021/2022, was held on November 18, 2022.

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Pushing the boundaries of science

Prof. Katharina Boguslawski and Prof. Piotr Wcisło from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics have just become awarded with the European ERC (European Research Council) grants, Being awarded with this prestigious distinction results not only in huge research funds but also, and even more significantly, in winning a globally recognized scientific quality mark.

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Student help desks are recruiting

Until the end of October, you can join the Student Help Desks at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, which were established as part of the YUFE international alliance.

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Award for New Physics

Professor Piotr Wcisło, a physicist from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, has received a prestigious Award from the National Science Centre (NSC). Among other things, the laureate is involved in research in the so-called New Physics and the search for dark matter.

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Strength of results consistency and agreement

Three experimental groups and a team of theoreticians, various laboratories, different methods, and the results of their measurements of the intensities of the overtone lines all came to a promille level of agreement. This is the first case of its kind. The team of physicists from our university has a large share in this scientific achievement.

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Implementation PhD at INT

 INT will carry out the project 'Novel approaches to EEG neurofeedback' in the field of natural sciences in the discipline of computer science within the ministerial programme 'Implementation PhD' framework. The promoter is Professor Włodzisław Duch, and the cooperating entity is Atos Poland Global Services.

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Professor Włodzisław Duch is a "Fellow" of AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association)

We are pleased to announce that Professor Włodzisław Duch has been elected as a 'Fellow' in the AAIA (Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association).

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Cisco Networking Academy Experts at WFAiIS UMK

The employees of our Faculty, Piotr Masłowski, PhD, prof. UMK and Mariusz Piwiński, PhD, prof. UMK, have been rewarded the the Cisco Networking Academy Expert Level Instructor Award. This award is given annually to approximately 10 percent of the best instructors of Cisco Networking Academy in the world.

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The Institute of Technical Sciences research team has received funding for a research project

The scientific team composed of Łukasz J. Niewiara, PhD (head), Maciej Kolincio, M.Sc. and Paweł Białecki, M.Sc., has received funding for a research project entitled "Development of power electronic converters using modern semiconductor switches based on gallium nitride (GaN) dedicated to electricity storage systems." 

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BHTOM-PL astronomical workshop

In the era of large surveys, both ground-based and space missions, fast and reliable processing of massive observational datasets gathered by various telescopes is crucial. This task is not straightforward as it seems to be due to the specification and diversity of instruments available for astronomers. In order to optimise the whole procedure of observational data processing, dedicated tools are developed in many scientific institutions. One of such tools, developed by Warsaw and Toruń researchers is Black Hole TOM (BHTOM). It gathers and processes the data from instruments working within global telescope network OPTICON RadioNet Pilot (ORP). Also Polish telescopes and instruments are part of this network, including those localised in Piwnice Observatory, near Torun and Ostrowik Observatory near Warsaw.

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Study in the European style

Registration for the next edition of the YUFE Student Journey, a programme that allows you to study at several European universities simultaneously, will run from April 4 to 24.

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New Rector's Order

Order No. 31 of the NCU Rector on special rules for the functioning of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in relation to the prevention of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus shall be repealed.

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Transfer to NCU from Ukrainian universities

In the Online Registration of Candidates system recruitment has been launched for those students from Ukraine who wish to continue studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń being transferred from a Ukrainian university.

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Emergency management rules

All matters directly related to the war in Ukraine, as well as all actions taken at our university in connection with the war, are monitored and coordinated by the Crisis Management Team headed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Wojciech Wysota.

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Suspension of cooperation with Russia and Belarus

In relation to the decision of the Ministry of Education and Science to cease cooperation between Poland and Russia under the agreement on cooperation in science and technology signed on 25 August 1993, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun suspends, until further notice, scientific and didactic cooperation with all Russian and Belarusian universities, scientific institutions, publishing houses and scientists.

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"Solidarity with Ukraine"

We have received the information of Russian troops attacking Ukraine with disbelief and great concern. Every war is a black card in the history of humanity and contradicts the universal values held by the academic community.  

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Mysterious source of fast radio bursts

The phenomenon of fast radio bursts is one of the greatest mysteries of modern astrophysics. Until now it has been believed that their source is magnetars. The latest discovery, in which dr Marcin Gawroński from the NCU Institute of Astronomy played a large part, may partially revise this view.

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With the prestigious Dirac Medal

Prof. Katharina Boguslawski from the NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics has won the 2022 Dirac Medal of WATOC for the development of new quantum chemistry methods for ground and excited states of strongly and weakly correlated systems based on tensor-network states approaches like DMRG.

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The Publication awarded by the Publisher!

The publication titled "Efficient Local Path Planning Algorithm Using Artificial Potential Field Supported by Augmented Reality", published in mid-October, by: Rafał Szczepański, Artur Bereit and Prof. Tomasz Tarczewski, was awarded by the journal in which it appeared as the most important article on electrical engineering at the turn of September and November.

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The Birth of Stars

How does ultraviolet radiation influence the process of forming new stars and the entire planetary systems? The topic remained largely unexplored until Dr. Agata Karska from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Agnieszka Mirocha, a PhD student working under her supervision, have decided to take a closer look. The results they have achieved can provide more details concerning our origins in space.

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Dr. BEng. Marcin Paprocki received the Miniatura 5 grant

The National Science Center has announced the results of the Miniatura 5. This competition aims to provide financial support for a scientific activity to prepare a future research project to be submitted in NCN competitions or other national and international competitions. Among the winners, there was Dr.BEng. Marcin Paprocki was awarded funding for a research trip to the University of Belgrade and the Research and Development Institute LOLA Ltd.in Serbia as part of the scientific activity: Predictive Maintenance on a CNC machine with parallel kinematics (H-Bot) using the EtherCAT bus. Research trip. Congratulations!

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OPUS 21 grant for Hannah Calcutt and Dorottya Szécsi

Dr Hannah Calcutt and Dr Dorottya Szécsi from the Institute of Astronomy and the Centre of Excellence "Astrophysics and Astrochemistry" were among twelve scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University who received grants from the National Science Centre (NCN)  as part of the OPUS 21 competition.

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Dr Robert Frankowski laureate of the NCN Miniatura 5

The National Science Centre has announced the results of the Miniatura 5. The competition aims to financially support scientific activities to prepare a future research project for submission to NCN, other national or international competitions. Among the prize-winners was Dr. Robert Frankowski, who received funding to carry out a scientific activity entitled Preliminary studies of the properties of MPSoC structures on the possibility of implementation of a high-resolution TDC converter.   

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YUFE welcomes new students

More than 200 new students from ten partner European universities have begun their YUFE Student Journey towards excellence and we couldn't be more delighted to have them onboard.

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Rector's hours 2 November

By the decision of the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń prof. dr hab. Andrzej Sokala, 2 November will be partially free from classes.

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Memetics and neural models of conspiracy theories

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See you in October!

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General university courses

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Beware of fake e-mails!

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Physics and Astronomy – studies in English

Physics and Astronomy – studies in English

We invite the candidates to study Physics and Astronomy in English at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Physics and Astronomy (PANDA) is a new and interdisciplinary full-time, four-semester programme of English-language studies at the MSc-level combining advanced elements of both physics and astronomy, which prepares a student to undertake scientific research in these disciplines.

Recruitment: June 7 – July 26, 2021

More information at:

https://www.umk.pl/kandydaci/informacje/?id=20200601075938&id_kierunku=273

https://www.fizyka.umk.pl/en/students-candidates/programme-in-english/

https://www.umk.pl/en/admissions/in_english/

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Get ready for the YUFE Academy!

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The HR 8799 planetary system - precise as a Swiss watch

Prof. dr. hab. Krzysztof Goździewski and dr. hab. Cezary Migaszewski, prof. NCU, published their latest results in the article "An Exact, Generalized Laplace Resonance in the HR 8799 Planetary System" (Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2020, 902, id. L40). It is the result of many years of research, which allowed to find a stable and consistent with the observations orbital configuration of the system of four massive planets orbiting the star HR 8799.

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6th workshop on Compact Steep Spectrum and GHz-Peaked Spectrum Radio Sources

On May 10-14 at the NCU Institute of Astronomy, a conference entitled: "6th Workshop on Compact Steep Spectrum (CSS) and Gigahertz-Peaked Spectrum (GPS) Radio Sources" will be held. The meeting will be in a remote format and has been divided into several sessions in different time zones so that conference participants from different continents can actively participate in it.

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Journey of water in space

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Some of the classes taught in a different mode

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Ultra-sensitive radio images of early Universe

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Additional date for examination

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Next ground-breaking study of the ferroptotic cell death signal published in Nature Chemical Biology

A multidisciplinary team of scientists, which includes Dr. Karolina Mikulska-Ruminska from the Department of Biophysics of the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, made a groundbreaking discovery regarding to the ferroptosis process and indicate a key role of protein called iPLA2β in the cell death regulation of ferroptosis process. The results of the study were published in the prestigious Nature Chemical Biology journal.

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Three elder sisters of the Sun with planets

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University Day - Rector's letter

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Organisation of education - Order No. 3

 

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Pacify the protein and win over a disease

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Seven new cosmic masers

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Decree by the Rector - 13th March 2020

Decree no 34 by the Rector of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

from 13 March 2020

on the prevention of spreading COVID-19 virus among the members of Nicolaus Copernicus University’s community

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Announcements concerning the SARS-CoV-2 spread prevention

The announcements by the Dean and the Dean's Office concerning the SARS-CoV-2 spreading prevention

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Physics&Astronomy studies in english

We are preparing an interdisciplinary full-time, four-semester programme of English-language studies at the MSci-level combining advanced elements of both physics and astronomy which prepares a student to undertake scientific research in these disciplines. The programme is planned to start in the academic year 2020/21.

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A ground-breaking study on ferroptosis published in Nature Chemical Biology

A multidisciplinary team of scientists, which includes dr. Karolina Mikulska-Rumińska from the Department of Biophysics of the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the ferroptosis process and indicate a key role of nitric oxide (NO) in the cell death regulation of ferroptosis process in pro-inflammatory conditions. The results of the study were published in the prestigious Nature Chemical Biology journal.

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Prof. Szudy with Convallaria Copernicana

A special distinction of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń - Convallaria Copernicana will be awarded to the eminent physicist Professor Józef Szudy during the University Day.

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Visit by scientists from Thailand

From 7 to 11 January 2020, a delegation from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok visited the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics. This was the second visit of the representatives of the University of Technology Thonburi from Thailand to the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

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Cisco Model Driven Programmability

 –  advanced programming of network devices

On November 27, 2019, during the Cisco Instructors' Conference, dr hab. Mariusz Piwiński obtained certification entitling him to conduct a new Cisco Model Driven Programmability course. This course is one of three Emerging Technologies Workshops designed to familiarize participants with the latest trends in configuration and management of network devices using REST API technology. Currently, approximately 50 instructors in the world have the right to conduct such classes.

 

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Polish Nobel Prize for Prof. Kossakowski

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Kossakowski from the NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics was awarded the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science, considered the most important scientific distinction in the country.

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New research window at the 32 m Torun radio telescope

The 25th anniversary of inauguration of the 32-metre radio telescope of Nicolaus Copernicus University Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Toruń will be celebrated in October 2019. During that quarter-century, this remarkable instrument - the largest of this kind in Poland - made a number of discoveries. Owing to installation of a system for receiving radio waves in the frequency range from 8 to 16 GHz (X-band), new possibilities to explore the Universe open up for the telescope now. So far, successful initial test observations using the new system have been performed.

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TAPS 2019 - Toruń Astrophysics/Physics Summer Program

Similarly to last years, this year NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics is running an international internship programe Toruń Astrophysics / Physics Summer Programe (TAPS 2019). Nine students from Poland and seventeen from abroad are carrying out research projects supervised by scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

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TASQ school for PhD students

In July 1-12, 2019, our Faculty will host an interdisciplinary summer school for PhD students entitled “The Toruń Astrophysics, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry school” (TASQ)

The central theme of the TASQ school is astrochemistry, a discipline that takes advantage of the knowledge about molecules in order to study astronomical objects. The interpretation of the astronomical data requires prior studies: both spectroscopic experiments and quantum-chemical calculations. By combining those studies, it’s possible to determine the structure of a molecule, identify its transitions in the spectra, and understand the emission from e.g. molecular clouds by calculating the necessary collisional rates.

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Astronomers publish new sky map

An international team of more than 2 hundred astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope. Dr hab. Magdalena Kunert-Bajraszewska and Phd student Carole Roskowiński from Nicolaus Copernicus University take part in this project.

The survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. A special issue of the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics is dedicated to the first twenty-six research papers describing the survey and its first results. 

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Project PROM for PhD students

The final call for the PROM project was released on Janury 9th, 2019. The project concerns international exchange of Ph.D. students and academic staff at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, including research visits of international students to Toruń. The funding for the project is provided by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

The aim of the PROM project is to increase the level of internationalization in research and education during Ph.D. studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) in the fields of astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science and psychology. The project is carried out between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 and consists of three main types of activities:

  • Co-funding of the participation of foreign Ph.D. students and invited lecturers in the interdisciplinary summer school in astrochemistry, quantum chemistry and precise spectroscopy, which will be organised on July 1-12, 2019, at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics NCU (The Toruń Astrophysics, Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry School, TASQ);
  • Co-funding of the active participation of Ph.D. students from NCU in international conferences related to the subject of doctoral theses, during which they will be obliged to present the results of their research in the form of a conference poster or presentation;
  • Co-funding of the participation of Ph.D. students in short international exchanges such as research internships, workshops, etc., which are closely related to the subjects of their Ph.D. theses; co-funding includes visits of NCU Ph.D. students abroad and internships of foreign Ph.D. students at NCU.

Participants of the project can obtain funding to cover the expenses of the accomodation and travel as well as to cover the participation fee in e.g., a conference (for NCU students going abroad).

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Prestigious grant for Akiko Nishiyama

Dr Akiko Nishiyama, employee of Institute of Physics, has received a grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for a project “Broadband and highly sensitive spectroscopy of free-radicals and short-lived molecules using an infrared frequency comb”. The aim of the Project is to reveal some chemical reaction processes using advanced broadband frequency comb spectroscopy techniques. The research will provide valuable information about formation processes of interstellar molecules which is important in astronomical and prebiotic chemistries.

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Astronomical TEAM

Dr Agata Karska from the NCU Centre for Astronomy is among 13 laureates of the fifth competition of the Foundation for Polish Science in the FIRST TEAM programme. The Toruń researcher will receive PLN 2 million to form a research team. 131 scientists have competed in the competition.

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Summer internships

Similarly to last year, this year NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics is running an international internship programmeToruń Astrophysics / Physics Summer Programme (TAPS2018). Four students from Poland and twenty from abroad are carrying out research projects supervised by scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

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Foreign students and scientists with a chance for grants

Young researchers, foreign professors, and talented students at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń will be able to apply for scholarships and grants awarded by the Rector already in the upcoming academic year.

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Quantum LEGO bricks

Dr hab. Piotr Żuchowski, NCU Prof. from the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University is a member of an international team of scientists who conducted groundbreaking research allowing to build molecules consisting of rubidium and strontium atoms at the temperature of a one-millionth degree Celsius above absolute zero. The results of these studies were published on June 11, 2018 in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.

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50th Symposium of Mathematical Physics

The NCU Institute of Physics will, on 21-24 June 2018, host participants of a special event: the 50th Symposium on Mathematical Physics. For half a century the scientific conference, initiated by Prof. Roman S. Ingarden, has attracted the attention of physicists from around the world, and has become the hallmark of the Toruń school of mathematical physics. The annual Symposium has been held continuously since 1969.

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Consortium ATHENA-PL

On 20/04/2018, the Consortium ATHENA-PL was formed. ATHENA (the Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics) is a new generation X-ray telescope approved by the European Space Agency with a plan of launching into orbit in 2028. The mission will collect information on the formation and evolution of galaxies, star and galaxy clusters and black holes. The main goal of the Consortium is to develop subsystems for instruments of the ATHENA mission. 

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A new research grant worth millions!

Our researchers at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics have been awarded 1.7 mln PLN for the project "System kriogeniczny do rozwijania nowych optycznych technologii kwantowych". The project is managed by Dr. Piotr Wcisło.

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An invention supporting firefighters

Dr. Krzysztof Rykaczewski and Michał Meina, M.Sc., won the Gold Medal at the INNOVA 2018 Exhibition in Valencia. Their invention was designed to support the fire service.

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A recipe for an optical molecular clock

Dr engineer Mateusz Borkowski from the NCU Institute of Physics is the author of the article Optical Lattice Clocks with Weakly Bound Molecules, which appeared in the pages of the prestigious Physical Review Letters. The scientist from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics proposes a new type of an optical clock, in which ultra-cold weakly bound molecules would be used as a time pattern instead of atoms.

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Innovative optical engineering

Scientific research of the team headed by dr. habil. Ireneusz Grulkowski from the NCU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics regarding the new generation of OCT optical tomographs, was awarded by the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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Three-Million TEAM

Dr habil. Michał Zawada, NCU Prof. from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics is one of the winners of the TEAM programme, in which the Foundation for Polish Science supports research teams of eminent scholars carrying out groundbreaking research.

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Outstanding scientists

Dr Piotr Wcisło with the team of scientists from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics received a prestigious Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding scientific achievements.

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