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.
PAS archaeologists have discovered an extraordinary necropolis in central Poland. It indicates that Duke (and later King) Bolesław Chrobry's knights came from extremely diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Slavic, Scandinavian, Varangian-Ruthenian, and Khazar.
Intuitively, everybody knows and understands the idea of acidity. We are all familiar with savory foods or drinks and have heard about "acid rain:' Yet the chemical significance of the notion is in fact not really intuitive at all.
Numerical codes play a very important role in astrophysics. They make it possible to describe physical theories using mathematical equations. If the results of numerical simulations match observational data, it means that the physical theory provides a good description of reality.
Parasitism is extremely widespread in present-day animals, but has this been the case during all geological periods? Research indicates that it is likely to have been the case; the more advanced the ecological interaction between species, the longer it has taken to co-evolve. In many cases, predators can switch to different prey almost overnight, while parasites are usually bound to a single host species.
He divided man up into sections and rejected the metric system. Even though he never visited Poland, his rules have become an inspiration for Polish architects and designers. What was Le Corbusier's vision?
What can we learn from children's literature inspired by Classical Antiquity? Why do we read novels about Cicero? Two research projects are scrutinizing ancient culture as a key to understanding the contemporary world.