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
Our daily diet contains carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins – nutrients that provide us with energy and serve as the building blocks of our bodies. However, we are increasingly learning that what we eat also interacts with the genes in our cells in important ways.
To try to really understand our position in the world – and not just in the academic sense – we need not only to survey the situation around us, but also to carefully peer into the past. And so, let us at least attempt a cursory glance examining the last century-and-a-half of turbulent change in the field of the humanities.
For those who experience it, sexual violence is a traumatic event, one that marks a major turning point in their lives. Recent years have witnessed many social changes affecting attitudes towards this type of violence.
Kamil Śliwowski of the Information Society Development Foundation explains how the current reach and scale of the Internet entail a new stage of civilization – irrespective of what technologies ultimately gain the widest popularity.
Combining two different surveying methods – ground-penetrating radars and magnetometry – using the Amplitude Data Comparison method (ADCM) offers archeologists a new, cutting-edge tool to unravel the mysteries of the past.
The kingdom of fungi comprises some of the most mysterious, poorly studied, and diverse organisms on our planet. The pioneering DNA-based technology known as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is now revolutionizing our understanding of fungal taxonomy, systematics, and ecology.
Perovskite solar cells represent the biggest breakthrough in photovoltaics in decades, bringing a chance for affordable and widely available green energy. They are suitable in areas where silicon cells have fallen short.
Gravitational waves are not a rare phenomenon that happens only once in a while in our universe. Rather, such waves pass through the Earth on a daily basis, generated by cosmic events of various types. Studying their origins can teach us a great deal about the universe at large.
Rare-earth elements have countless applications in electronic devices that use state-of-the-art technologies. Experimental research is aimed at making it easier to find them, by predicting their behavior in the processes that form mineral ores.