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.
In 2009, the heliophysics community exploded with the news that, six months after its launch, the IBEX probe yielded a completely unexpected result: instead of appearing as the anticipated smudgy blob, the full sky map revealed the heliosphere to resemble a ribbon. Then, in early 2012, IBEX revolutionized our way of thinking about the heliosphere once again.
New technologies are making it possible to gather and process huge amounts of data. This opens up fascinating possibilities as well as new challenges; it could also lead to a shift in the role and nature of science itself.
The paintings of Roman Opałka created in the period from 1965 until his death in 2011, featuring sequences of consecutive numbers painted against ever-whiter backgrounds, have a deep existential quality.
Being able to effectively protect our environment hinges upon first having a good understanding of the condition of its various elements and the mechanisms involved, and then taking any necessary steps to prevent and repair damage.
Studying the evolution of geosystems over geological timescales is the main aim of contemporary geology, and the most important task currently being pursued at the PAS Institute of Geological Sciences.