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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. ----

Get in touch with nuclear reactor, ionizing radiation, and mysteries of the Universe

NCBJ in 19th edition of Science Festival in Warsaw
NCBJ participates in organization of this year 19th edition of Science Festival in Warsaw. Events of the Festival Warsaw will start on Saturday, September 19, 2015. We have prepared a number of lectures (in Polish), workshops, excursions and scientific shows presenting selected topics of research conducted in our Institute, which (we hope) will be interesting for both youth and adults. Our employees will tell you what methods are used to study radiation emitted by nuclei, how scientists are trying to reveal genesis of our Universe, or how the largest research facilities on Earth are being developed/constructed. All interested are invited to attend our events organized in the Warsaw University Physics Faculty building at 5, Pasteura str. in Warsaw, and to participate in an excursion to Świerk. ----