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.
Colliding continents have created the highest mountain ranges on our planet. Mountains like the Himalayas give us a unique opportunity to study the past and present of this ongoing process recorded in once deeply hidden rocks.
How can a properly functioning female immune system be reconciled with the events of fertilization and reproduction? Male sperm is foreign, after all, and should be destroyed by the female body. Female mammals cope with this dilemma through the cyclical influence of sex hormones on their immunity.
You can't step into the same river twice, as they say. But it's also not easy to stand on the same riverbank twice, as rivers are constantly altering their own beds. Which, in the long run, has had a greater impact: nature or mankind?
One could tell anecdotes about Prof. Witold Andrzej Karczewski for hours on end. As an excellent researcher, a strict boss, and an erudite humanist, he worked to promote science awareness and was devoted to public service.