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.
Our thoughts, when unmolded by words, can take the form of images. We may find it hard to discuss such weighty issues as “evil” or “violence” verbally, but artists can help us shed new light on these concepts and thus to better understand the world around us.
None of us lives in the world as it simply exists. Rather, each of us inhabits a specific “image of the world” – one which we did not create ourselves, but which we usually mistake for the real world itself.
To help celebrate the Polish Academy of Sciences’ 70th anniversary, the historic Staszic Palace is hosting a commemorative exhibition showcasing some of the centerpieces of the Academy’s extensive collections.
High-resolution images of forest areas taken by drone or satellite, further integrated with airborne and terrestrial laser scanning data, can provide early warning of damage – even of individual trees afflicted by pests.
How landscapes are understood in human life can be linked to successive stages in the evolution of art and imagery. How humans perceive the world around us is reflected in how artists craft the messages they want to convey.
To be an art conservator, one needs to have the skills of an accomplished painter, the knowledge of an art historian, the enthusiasm of a chemist, and the nose of a detective – says Marta Zaborowska from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Step by step, one foot in front of the other – the easiest thing in the world, right? In reality, the human gait is one of the most complex movements we perform. How can we describe it, and what can gait analysis tell us?
We all gesture as we talk, albeit mostly unconsciously. The gestures we produce support and supplement what we are saying. In different cultures, however, the very same gestures may carry very different meanings.
We talk to Hubert Lachowicz from the Institute of Forestry Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences about his fascination with wood and its tactility, as well as the material’s practical applications in manufacturing.