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dr Monika Lipińska, photo by Alan Stocki/UG The scientific interests of dr Monika Lipińska from the Laboratory of Plant Taxonomy at the Faculty of Biology, UG, revolve around the orchid family, and her research is aimed at learning and better understanding the taxonomy, biology and ecology of tropical orchids. Guatemala, Ecuador,…
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Dr Beata Czechowska-Derkacz, Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Philology, University of Gdańsk, talks with dr Aleksandra Wierucka about holidays as a time of sacrum, customs, tradition and shamanism. - You study other cultures from an anthropological perspective. What is the tradition of celebration and why are holidays in different cultures important? - Every group and every culture has its…
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On scientific paradoxes, milestones in quantum mechanics research, and quantum cryptography and teleportation with prof. Marek Żukowski, director of the International Center for Quantum Technology Theory at the University of Gdańsk, speaks dr Beata Czechowska-Derkacz. Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, the leading experimenters, were…
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Dr Beata Czechowska-Derkacz talks about new and traditional forms of burial and cemetery design with mgr Krystian Puzdrakiewicz from the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gdansk. November is a time when we talk about death in the context of spirituality, religion and philosophy. But I would like to talk about the more tangible aspects of…
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On October 25 between 11:10 and 13:27 in Gdańsk we will be able to enjoy a partial eclipse of the Sun. At its peak, 41 per cent of our star will be obscured. It is worth remembering that this unusual coincidence, when two bodies with a very similar angular diameter can meet in our sky, has made a significant contribution to the development of science. We asked dr hab. Marcin Wieśniak, prof. UG from the Institute of…