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.
The stereotype of a Polish peasant riding a pitiful horse-drawn wagon still lingers in the minds of many Poles. Is that what rural Poland really looks like today? How has EU accession changed farmers' attitudes and awareness?
As followers of Christianity and Islam make up nearly half of the Earth's population, the relations between these two major religious systems and two civilizations are crucial for our world and its future.
One fifth of Europe's population suffers from allergic reactions to a specific type of food. The prevalence of such hypersensitivity has stimulated a very intensive search for technologies yielding food products that are safe for such allergy sufferers to consume.
Water masses that differ in temperature and salinity come into contact along turbulent fronts and form vast eddies. The ocean is just as complex a medium as the atmosphere, and the two are inextricably intertwined.
To be able to sensibly discuss European unification, we first need to recognize the extant frontiers and divisions. One of the fundamental tasks for sociologists should be to study and understand the essence of these borders and borderlands.
Vast numbers of species are still waiting to be discovered. Although nothing can replace the work of classical taxonomists, biologists now want to speed up and simplify the identification of species by creating catalogs of genetic barcodes.
Innovation offers a way to narrow the development gap. While innovativeness chiefly manifests itself on the company level, successful innovation requires both conducive measures in many socioeconomic domains and a change of attitudes among entrepreneurs, investors, and public administration.
The ongoing changes occurring within society are a difficult topic for study. One needs to posit a research thesis carefully and then to be very patient: emerging trends only become visible in the longer term.
In 1904, the Swedish mathematician Helge von Koch first described a geometrical extraordinary figure with a "self-similar" edge, which he dubbed a "snowflake:' Nowadays such "self-similar" but "rough" sets are called fractals, well-known for their exceptional beauty, and are a subject of intense research.
The Institute of Art is Poland's sole interdisciplinary research unit, lacking a university counterpart, that pursues research and documentation work in the humanities within two specific domains: the study and history of art.