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Why do large stars shine? We know the answer

Why do large stars shine? We know the answer

03.12.2020
The international team of about 100 researchers, including scholars from the JU Institute of Physics that conduct the BOREXINO experiment in the underground laboratory in Gran Sasso (Italy), have announced that they have finally determined why large stars are shining. Their discovery was published in the latest issue of Nature.
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The European Union will provide funds for JU research

The European Union will provide funds for JU research

02.12.2020
The Jagiellonian University will receive over 107 million zlotys (~24 million euro) within the framework of the Intelligent Development Operational Programme 2014–2020. The funds will be assigned for the development of the ATOMIN 2.0 project as well as for the creation of the Centre for the Development of Treatment of Civilisation and Age Related Diseases (CDT-CARD).
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JU researchers discover the secrets of trade in ancient Greece

JU researchers discover the secrets of trade in ancient Greece

01.12.2020
It is commonly thought that free market and the laws of supply and demand are concepts that could only have emerged in a modern economic system. But is that assumption true? According to the latest research paper co-authored by JU researchers published by The Economic Journal, the exchange of goods in the pre-Roman period might have been more intensive than previously thought.
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JU synchrotron begins installation of a cutting-edge device

JU synchrotron begins installation of a cutting-edge device

30.11.2020
The installation of the second cryo-electron microscope for industry is currently in progress at the JU National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS. The new device will complement the SOLARIS offer, as it will dedicated primarily to the industrial sector and for screening samples before studying them at the already existing Krios™ G3i cryo-electron microscope.
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JU Medical College joins an international rare diseases research project

JU Medical College joins an international rare diseases research project

25.11.2020
The Jagiellonian University Medical College participates in the FAIRVASC project, aimed at developing European IT infrastructure enabling the creation of interoperable databases on a group of uncommon but serious multisystem autoimmune disorders characterized by blood vessel inflammation, jointly referred to as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). The project is funded by the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases and the National Research and Development Centre. Its total budget is 2.3 million euros.
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A legendary radio telescope passes into history

A legendary radio telescope passes into history

24.11.2020
The giant radio telescope Arecibo will soon cease to exist, as decided by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The enormous antenna has been breaking down for quite a long time, and, according to experts, its possible repair would be too dangerous to its future operators. Dr Elżbieta Kuligowska from the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University gives a commentary on the decommissioning of one of the world’s most famous astronomical facilities.
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JU researchers amongst the most influential people of science in the world

JU researchers amongst the most influential people of science in the world

23.11.2020
Several dozen of Jagiellonian University scholars have made their way onto the list of top two percent researchers in the world. The ranking, compiled by the University of Stanford in collaboration with Elsevier and SciTech Strategies, assesses the overall impact of researchers based on bibliometrics.
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