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Here come time crystals

Here come time crystals

18.02.2022
Prof. Krzysztof Sacha from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science has experimentally realised discrete time crystals in collaboration with US scientists. Researchers from Prof. Sacha’s faculty will discuss what his discovery of a new quantum phase of matter actually means and why it is so important.
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Black Death was less devastating than previously thought

Black Death was less devastating than previously thought

11.02.2022
Data collected by researchers from pollen in 19 European countries in order to estimate the regional death rate following the outbreak of the Black Death indicates that although the disease ravaged the population of many parts of the continent, there were also areas where its impact was minimal or even non-existent. The study is a perfect illustration of the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach in research to understand past and future pandemics.
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Anne leaves the green hill. A new Polish translation of L.M. Montgomery’s most famous novel

Anne leaves the green hill. A new Polish translation of L.M. Montgomery’s most famous novel

09.02.2022
The recently published new Polish version of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, long known to Polish readers as Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza has provoked lots of controversy. As the novel occupies a special place in the hearts of many Polish readers, the reactions to the publication have often been very emotional.
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James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to work

James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to work

27.01.2022
We can be almost certain: it’s a success. In January 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope has completed all the main stages of its deployment in space after its launch in December 2021. It lasted for a few weeks, but it’s nothing compared to nearly 26 years of designing, construction and testing which preceded it.
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Using human faeces in agriculture

Using human faeces in agriculture

21.01.2022
Can human faeces be used as a fertiliser? Should such a method be considered part of sustainable agriculture. Dr hab. Agnieszka Pajdak Stós from the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the JU Faculty of Biology will shed more light on this issue.
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Jagiellonian Projector showcases research at JU

Jagiellonian Projector showcases research at JU

10.12.2021
The newly published third edition of the Jagiellonian Projector features more than sixty articles written by researchers carrying out their projects, both local and international, at the Jagiellonian University. Some of the topics covered in the publication include astronomy, Polish history, biology, biotechnology, ecology, psychology, medicine, and many more. The book is freely available for download to readers of all ages.
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Horse domestication – the latest findings

Horse domestication – the latest findings

04.11.2021
The Nature Journal website has published the article “The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes”, presenting the results of the latest genetic research into Eurasian fossil horse populations from the period between around 50,000 to 200 BC. Prof. Marek Nowak from the JU Institute of Archaeology is part of the international research group whose long time cooperation has led to this publication.
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