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NCBJ at 20th Science Festival in Warsaw

Science Festival 2016
During this year event NCBJ is going to present several exhibits/presentations/physical experiments familiarizing the general public with ionizing radiation and its major applications. ----

Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

A frame from visualization of two black holes colliding into a single hole and emitting gravitational waves
On December 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration observed gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime – for the second time. The gravitational waves were detected by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA. ----

11th edition of the „Path of Physics” contest concluded

The „Path of Physics” contest finals (photo Copernicus Science Centre)
On April 9, 2016 the high-school students qualified to the „Path of Physics” contest finals presented their works at premises of Institute of Physics PAS in Warsaw to contest jury, organizers, tutors/teachers, and invited guest. The guests included Professor Marian Grynberg from Warsaw University (a member of the contest Advisory Committee), Professor Jerzy Zachorowski from Jagiellonian University (Cracow) and Dr. Krzysztof Karpierz from Warsaw University. ----

5th anniversary of events in Fukushima nuclear power plant. Get the facts

Earthquake followed by tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 – five years ago – brought some disastrous consequences in Japan, including a catastrophe in the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Even as much as 5 years has passed since the catastrophe, many false information are still vivid among the public, and some misstatements circulating the media are still negatively influencing the entire nuclear power industry.     ----

Professor Wrochna gave a lecture during ceremonial inauguration of the Children’s University academic year

Inauguration of the Children’s University academic year
Children’s University new academic year was ceremonially inaugurated on October 3, 2015. During the ceremony the best lecturers and workshop leaders of the previous academic year 2014/2015 selected by the children have been distinguished and awarded. The ceremony culminated in a lecture entitled “What our Universe is made of?” given by Professor Grzegorz Wrochna, NCBJ Director General. ----