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JU professor to head the commission for certification of proficiency in Polish

07.05.2020
Professor Waldemar Martyniuk from the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University was appointed head of the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language for the term 2020-2024. JU Professor Iwona Jankowska was chosen the secretary of this body. The first meeting of the new commission was held online on May 5.
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Front end of SOLABS beamline installed at Solaris Synchrotron

05.05.2020
At the end of April 2020, the installation of the front end section for the SOLABS (XAS-HN) beamline was completed at the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre Solaris, functioning under the auspices of the Jagiellonian University. The section is located in the storage ring tunnel of the synchrotron and its basic functions are the protection of personnel and equipment against radiation as well as the reduction of thermal load on components behind the section.
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A day in the life of Etna – 19 April 2020

30.04.2020
Over a week ago, information about streams of lava flowing from Mount Etna – the highest active volcano in Europe – made the news around the world. Is the volcanic activity in Sicily a matter of concern? The issue is addressed by Prof. Patrycja Wójcik-Tabol from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Jagiellonian University.
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Spitzer telescope reveals the choreography of the dance of two black holes

29.04.2020
A very recent observation of a predicted flaring from a distant galaxy by the Spitzer Space Telescope has firmly established the existence of a massive black hole pair emitting nano-Hertz gravitational waves which should assist the on-going international efforts to directly detect such waves. Spitzer observation is also constraining a unique property of black holes, explored by Stephen Hawking and collaborators.
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JU researchers awarded to be funded in the international GRIEG call

29.04.2020
The National Science Centre has announced the results of the GRIEG international call, co-funded by Norway. Two research teams from the Jagiellonian University along with their partners from Poland and Norway will receive almost 11 million zlotys for basic research.
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JU lawyers achieve a historic success in Alona E. Evans Awards ranking

29.04.2020
At the Jessup 2020 Awards Ceremony, the team from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law and Administration took the highest place in the history of Polish participation in this competition. The JU students were ranked in the top 30 of the largest and most prestigious moot court tournament in the world.
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JU MC scientists working on a drug to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome

28.04.2020
The research project headed by Prof. Marcin Majka and Prof. Wojciech Szczeklik from the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JU MC) has received positive recommendation from the Medical Research Agency (a Polish governmental body) as part of the efforts to quickly develop medical measures to prevent, diagnose and treat coronavirus infections. The JU MC scientists will conduct phase I and II non-commercial clinical trials on patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by COVID-19.
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