The 29th WOŚP Final is over

Auctions prepared by the University of Gdańsk in connection with the 29th Finale of WOŚP have ended. Thanks to the involvement of the bidders, nearly PLN 9,000 was collected.

Emotions from the 29th Finale of WOŚP, which was exceptional due to the pandemic and restrictions in force, are slowly subsiding. On February 3, ended the auction of items donated by the University of Gdańsk to support the paediatric laryngology, otolaryngology and head diagnostics departments. In total, we managed to collect almost PLN 9 000, which will contribute to the account of WOŚP.

The most popular among bidders was a cruise on the modern scientific research vessel 'Oceanograf' and participation in collecting research material under the supervision of the ship's crew. This, certainly unique adventure was bid for by 26 people, and the lucky bidder who went on the cruise donated PLN 3,150 to the WOŚP account.

Equally popular was the bid for a visit to the Marine Station in Hel and participation in the feeding and medical training of breeding stock of grey seals alongside one of the trainers. A person who bid for a visit to the Marine Station will have a unique opportunity to visit a place that is usually crowded with tourists without the presence of crowds. The unusual opportunity to have a close look at working with these exceptional animals from a scientific perspective was bid for by 25 people. The auction ended with a result of 1975 PLN transferred to the account of WOŚP.

The talent of the Rector of UG, prof. Piotr Stepnowski was also recognised. The sculpture "Świątek" created by the Rector was bid for by 17 people in an online auction. Thanks to prof. Piotr Stepnowski's sculpting passion, the Orchestra account was credited with PLN 1825.

An auction organised by prof. dr hab. Wiesław Laskowski, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research, ended with great success. The subject of the auction was a popular science lecture Secrets of the World of Quanta, thanks to which the account of WOŚP will receive as much as PLN 1000. The person who auctioned the lecture will learn, among others, what a qubit is and what quantum superposition is all about, how to make use of ignorance, that is, what quantum interference is all about, what quantum entanglement is and how it is connected with Winnie the Pooh, whether it is possible to be in two places at once or what the Schroedinger's cat paradox is all about. As prof. Wiesław Laskowski says - 'during the lecture, you will learn everything you always wanted to know about quantum physics, but there was no one to ask about it.'

The souvenir of the record-breaking canoe loop around Poland, which was paddled last summer by Jacek Pałubicki, a student at the University of Gdańsk, was auctioned by 7 people. An autographed Skagit FG Werner paddle was auctioned for PLN 425.

The auctions of books by the University of Gdańsk Publishing House donated by the Management Board of the Professor Wacław Szybalski Foundation and gadgets of the University of Gdańsk signed by Piotr Sierzputowski, the coach of Iga Świątek, donated by Radio MORS ended with the sums of PLN 152.50 and PLN 102.50 respectively.

We also know that many other units and employees of the University of Gdańsk have put up for auction lectures, gadgets, etc.

We would like to thank everyone involved in support of WOŚP, who through auctions prepared by the University of Gdańsk, wanted to support this year's collection for paediatric laryngology, otolaryngology and head diagnostics departments. In total, we managed to collect PLN 8,630. Cheers!

Julia Bereszczyńska / Press Office of University of Gdańsk