Polish Academy of Sciences
History[change | change source]
The Polish Academy of Sciences is an institution of studies of the Polish state, with seat in Warsaw. It had been established in 1952 by the partnership of previous societies of studies, including Polish Academy of Abilities (Polska Akademia Umiejętności, in short PAU), with its seat in Cracow, and the Scientific Society of Warsaw (Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie) which had been established in the 18th century as Society of Warsaw of the Friends of Sciences (Warszawskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk).
In 1989, the Polish Academy of Abilities, in Cracow, assume again its independent existence, out of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw.
Polish Academy of Sciences at Present[change | change source]
The Polish Academy of Sciences funciona as docta society which acts through a chosen corporation of distinguished scholars and of institutions of research. The Academy also acts through its committees, creating an important scientific consulting body.
Remarkable members[change | change source]
- Tomasz Dietl physicist;
- Bohdan Paczynski astrophysicist;
- Adam Schaff (Marxist philosopher who had been a member of the Academy);
- Aleksander Wolszczan astronomer.
Foreign members[change | change source]
- Aage Niels Bohr physicist;
- Karl Alexander Müller physicist;
- Roger Penrose mathematician;
- Carlo Rubbia physicist;
- Chen Ning Yang physicist.
Related pages[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- (in English)Website of PAN