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.
How has Poland's political transformation influenced the quality of life within individual social strata? Long-term surveys of 19-year-olds registering at military recruitment boards may provide an answer.
Over 100 metric tons of interplanetary matter enter the Earth's atmosphere every day, mostly consisting of dust and tiny rock fragments. However, around once every few hundred thousand years an object larger than 1 km in diameter collides with our planet, with the impact able to destroy a large country.
The latest research indicates that within the next two decades, the Arctic Ocean will become largely ice-free at the end of each summer, covered only by first-year sea ice in winter. How will that affect our planet at large?
At school we are taught that matter exists in three states: gas, liquid, and solid. Meanwhile even a cursory glance at the world around us suggests that things are not really all that simple, that there must be some intermediate state between a liquid and a solid.
The Romantic poet Juliusz Słowacki used a modern language and remained open to diverse cultures and traditions - making him one of the Polish writers who fit squarely into the pantheon of European culture.