The „Academia” magazine was founded on the initiative of Professor
Andrzej B. Legocki, a President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in
2003 – 2006. In the beginning it was published only in English as a
reply to the growing demand for a current information on the Polish
Academy of Sciences` activities, expressed by foreign scientists and
Poles living abroad and interested in Polish science.
Since 2005 the magazine is published both in Polish and English.
The „Academia” is an exceptional - on the Polish market - scientific
magazine for the general public, propagating achievements of Polish
scientists here and abroad. Authors of articles in „Academia” explain
their subject in a way that is accessible not only for all sorts of
academics but also for students, pupils and all other readers interested
in scientific topics for the general public.
Polish Academy of Sciences
Jolanta Iwańczuk redaktor merytoryczna z zakresu nauk o Ziemi
At first glance mathematics and art might appear very distant, perhaps even directly opposed to one another, but the fact is that they have quite a lot in common. How are they interlinked, and what do these links tell us?
What shared intellectual foundations underpin collaboration between the artistic community and scientists? What benefits can artists and biologists derive from working together? Can their very different spheres of creativity support one another?
As revolutionary advances in science and technology make the world increasingly complex, initiatives that combine science and art become more important than ever. “Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds” is a project that brings together art, science, and technology.
The high numbers of residents and dense urban fabric of buildings and infrastructure found in cities mean that extreme weather events have a particularly severe impact on them. Furthermore, urban development is itself an important element of climate change.
The concept of social art is not exactly new, dating back to at least the 1970s. Its current revival, however, creates an opportunity to reconsider the social and civic potential of artistic practices.
Visitors to natural history museums can admire replicas of animals that died out ages ago. What tricks can be used to “bring them to life”? How have such animals been reconstructed in the past, and how is it done today?
The role of illustration in our studies of natural history has changed over the centuries, not just in how it depicts specimens or technologies but also as our interest in its different aspects has shifted.
The interiors of the Imperial Castle in Poznań are embellished with scores of different stone varieties. In order to preserve and renovate them, an in-depth conservation examination needed to be performed.
Art has never aspired to wield authority to the same extent as science, because it left a wide margin for itself resulting from the intrinsic consent to the subjectivity of both the creator and the audience.