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
The average consumer uses plastic packaging practically for just about everything: shopping, storing food, collecting waste. Very few people think about what happens to waste packaging and how it affects the environment.
Prof. Joanna Mizielińska from the PAS Institute of Psychology explains why we should not remain indifferent to human suffering and why it is important to show solidarity to victims of aggression and violence.
In former coal-mining areas, unseen underground fires can pose a significant danger to people’s health. Careful observation of changes in plant cover can offer an important early warning of such threats.
How is it possible that God allowed the camps in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Kolyma to exist and operate as they did? How can He calmly watch as the Mediterranean Sea becomes a watery grave for thousands of His children? Where does evil come from? Is God indifferent to it?
Water is an astonishing substance whose unique properties are crucial for the conditions on our planet, making it possible for life as we know it to exist. We might ask, is water an “indifferent” substance? There are a number of ways such a question might be answered.