Pacify the protein and win over a disease
Will it be enough to pacify the activity of certain proteins in order to hold back the development of many dangerous diseases including Alzheimer’s disease? An article on a breaking through discovery has just been published in PNAS, a prestigious magazine of American Academy of Sciences. Its first author is Karolina Mikulska-Rumińska, Dr., a biophysicist from NCU.
Laureate of the 20th edition of the “Polityka” award in science
Dr. hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. UMK, is one of the laureate of the 20th edition of the “Polityka” award in science.
Cisco Networking Academy Expert Level Instructor Award
Dr hab. Mariusz Piwiński, prof. UMK, has been rewarded the Cisco Networking Academy Expert Level Instructor Award for the sixth time. This prize is awarded annually to approximately 10 percent of the best Cisco Network Academy instructors in the world.
Prof. dr hab. Winicjusz Drozdowski - new Dean of Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics (2020-2024).
Dr hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. UMK, awarded
Dr hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. NCU, received the Prize in Natural Sciences including Earth Science in this year's edition of Polish Academy of Sciences Gdańsk Award for young scientists. Congratulations!
Results of NCN calls for proposals
National Science Center announced the results of calls for proposals: OPUS, PRELUDIUM and SONATA. Among the winners there are scientists from Institute of Physics NCU. Congratulations!
Award for the best PhD thesis on quantum information defended
Dr. Katarzyna Siudzińska's PhD thesis "Evolution of open quantum systems governed by unitarily covariant quantum channels" was distinguished in the National Quantum Information Center (KCIK) Silver Award for the best PhD thesis on quantum information defended in 2019.
A project by Syderal Polska and International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies in Gdansk and Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics NCU got support by National Center for Research and Development (NCBR). The main goal is to design and test a space certified electronic controller for entangled photon pair generator. The part of the project at National Laboratory of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics at NCU concerns the optical setup which will be used as a test-bed for the electronics.
NCU coordinator of the project is dr Piotr Kolenderski.
Prof. Stanisław Chwirot died
On April 21, 2020, at the age of 69, died Prof. Stanisław Chwirot, a former Vice-Rector for Science, the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in years 2008-2016, and a long-time Director of the Institute of Physics.
Decree by the Rector - 13th March 2020
Decree no 34 by the Rector of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
from 13 March 2020
on the prevention of spreading COVID-19 virus among the members of Nicolaus Copernicus University’s community
Announcements concerning the SARS-CoV-2 spread prevention
The announcements by the Dean and the Dean's Office concerning the SARS-CoV-2 spreading prevention
Announcement by the Dean
The announcement by the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics concerning the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
A ground-breaking study on ferroptosis published in Nature Chemical Biology
A multidisciplinary team of scientists, which includes dr. Karolina Mikulska-Rumińska from the Department of Biophysics of the Institute of Physics at the Nicolaus Copernicus University made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the ferroptosis process and indicate a key role of nitric oxide (NO) in the cell death regulation of ferroptosis process in pro-inflammatory conditions. The results of the study were published in the prestigious Nature Chemical Biology journal.