With the beginning of every school year, there inevitably comes a series of reports on the rising tide of head lice infestations. It may seem that the advances we’ve made in sanitation and medicine should eliminate the presence of such parasites from our daily lives. How come we are still experiencing these ‘head lice outbreaks’?więcej o Head lice – more common than you think
After a 10-year-long search, scientists have finally detected a very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray burst. The discovery was made by the international research team of the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), using the 28-metres long telescope located in Namibia. It unexpectedly turned out that this burst resulting from a cosmic cataclysm remained within the VHE gamma spectrum very long after the initial explosion.więcej o JU astronomers contribute to the discovery of a very-high-energy gamma-ray burst
Dr Marcin Szwed from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Psychology and Prof. Laurent Cohen from the Brain and Spine Institute have been recognised for their innovative research on processes occurring in the brain when reading, whereas Prof. Jakub Zakrzewski from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science and Dr Dominique Delande from the National Centre for Scientific Research have been awarded for their achievements in the field of physics of quantum mechanical systems.więcej o JU researchers win the first Polish-French Science Award
On 19 November 2019, eminent Dutch biologist Prof. Nico van Straalen received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Jagiellonian University.więcej o Nico van Straalen awarded with JU honorary doctorate
Not everyone finds it easy to delve into subject matter as complex as cognitive neuroscience and behavioural studies. For some, the very idea of exploring these issues seems redundant and pointless, since there is no apparent gain from studying them. Embodied cognition? Situated conceptualisation? What are they and what are they for? Since we’re nearing the upcoming lecture by Prof. Piotr Winkielman dedicated to this topic, a brief introduction is definitely in order.więcej o Where does the body end? Where does the mind begin?
Prof. Kaja Gadowska from the Jagiellonian University Institute of Sociology will hold the position of the Vice-President of the European Sociological Association (ESA). She was appointed by the ESA Executive Committee along with two other Vice-Presidents: Prof. Lígia Ferro from the University of Porto and Prof. Apostolos G. Papadopoulos from Harokopio University. In August Prof. Marta Soler-Gallart from the University of Barcelona was elected President of the organisation.więcej o Professor Kaja Gadowska becomes ESA Vice-President for 2019-2021
Prof. Maciej Pawłowski, the long-time Head of the JU MC Chair in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a former Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University Medical College (JU MC) was awarded with the University of Montpellier Medal, which was presented during a meeting within the framework of the Polish-French year of Science, organised under the auspices of foreign affairs ministries of both countries.więcej o JU Professor honoured by the University of Montpellier