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Studying microscopic organisms called tardigrades, colloquially known as water bears or moss piglets, has secured the Diamond Grant for Piotr Gąsiorek, a student of the JU Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences.więcej o Water bears, Wallacea, and the Diamond Grant
Researchers from the Jagiellonian University have conducted a project which combined scientific research and high mountain climbing. Although it doen't seem to be anything out of the ordinary, in truth, the members of the expeditions were patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.więcej o 5,000 metres above sugar level
November begins with holidays deeply rooted in the Polish tradition. Recently, they have also been joined by Halloween, whose character is completely different. What are the origins of these customs? How did they use to be celebrated in the past? We asked these questions to Prof. Andrzej Szyjewski from the JU Institute of Religious Studies.więcej o What are the origins of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day?
‘Ships sailing in the air, or flying in the Middle Ages’ was the title of a lecture delivered by Dr Wiktor Szymborski from the JU Faculty of History on 21 October 2016 in Auditorium Maximum. The lecture was organised by the Disability Support Service, and adapted to the needs of the visually impaired and hard of hearing. In a short interview, Dr Szymborski discussed the subject of his lecture.więcej o Angels, demons, or man? The concept of flying in the Middle Ages
‘I’m frequently the centre of attention. I talk a lot about myself and my achievements. People like me at first sight’, some say. ‘Not for long!’, respond scientists after conducting a study on popularity.więcej o How do we make an impression on others? Whom do we like?
This year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences went to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, specialists in contract theory. We asked Prof. Ewa Okoń-Horodyńska, head of the JU Chair in Economics and Innovation to comment on the decision of the Nobel committee.więcej o Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. A few words from Prof. Ewa Okoń-Horodyńska
Pewex shops, Pepsi-Cola, hip-hop, Rambo on VHS – these places, objects and images shaped the perception of America among many Poles. To learn more on this subject, we have talked to Dr Jolanta Szymkowska-Bartyzel from the JU Institute of American Studies.więcej o America in Polish minds