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The Golden Medal of Chemistry competition for the best bachelor or bachelor of engineering thesis
The main prize in the fourth edition of the "Golden Medal of Chemistry" competition - the Golden Medal of Chemistry and 10,000 PLN sponsored by the DuPont Polska was awarded to Michał Hamkało from Warsaw University. During a special meeting at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the PAS, the bachelor's degree alumni were awarded also with the Silver and the Bronze Medals of Chemistry and with four distinctions. Three additional distinctions have been awarded by DuPont.
Dream Chemistry Award - scientific award for a chemical dream project
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Chem. Soc. Rev., [IF=30.4]. "One-dimension-based spatially ordered architectures for solar energy conversion", S.Liu, Z-R.Tang, Y.Sun, J.C.Colmenares, Y-J.Xu

Chemical Sci.
, [IF=8.6], "Development of zinc alkyl/air systems as radical initiators for organic reactions", M.Kubisiak, K.Zelga, W.Bury, I.Justyniak, K.Budny-Godlewski, Z.Ochala, J.Lewiński

Chemical Rev
. [IF=45,7] The Molecular Identification of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere: State of the Art and Challenges, B.Noziere, R.Szmigielski, et al.

Nature Chem. (IF=21.8), "Controlling intramolecular hydrogen transfer in a porphycene molecule with single atoms or molecules located nearby", T.Kumagai, F.Hanke, S.Gawinkowski, J.Sharp, K.Kotsis, J.Waluk, M.Persson, L.Grill

Chemical Sciences [IF=8.6] Inherently chiral electrodes: the tool for chiral voltammetry, S.Arnaboldi, T.Benincori, R.Cirilli, W.Kutner, M.Magni, P.Mussini, K.Noworyta, F.Sannicolo

Progr. Polymer Sci. [IF=26,9], "Functionalized polythiophenes: Recognition materials for chemosensors and biosensors of superior sensitivity, selectivity, and detectability",
T.-P.Huynh, P.S.Sharma, M.Sosnowska, F.D'Souza, W.Kutner
A "Star Wars" laser bullet - this is what it really looks like
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? The answers lie in a film made at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw.
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Dutch chemist Dr Evan Spruijt won Dream Chemistry Award '2014. The members of the Award's Scientific Committee have in this way expressed their appreciation for a visionary project of creating artificial cells - microdroplets of water capable of autonomous growth and division. Creation of such cells in the laboratory would be an important step towards a deep understanding of physical and chemical foundations of life.
see 11th March ceremony
Frontiers of Science - that's where we are
of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS for the best paper published in the reporting period 2014
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Dream Chemistry Award for the scientific project of your dreams up for grabs again!
The European ERA Chair
grant awaits a top academic
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, has recently received a European ERA Chair grant of 2.5 million euros. Soon, the grant will enable a world-class specialist in the field of biology, working where it meets with chemistry or physics, to be employed at the Institute.
7th International Workshop
Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing SMCBS'2015"
Pułtusk, Poland, November 7-9, 2015
IPC PAS celebrates 60 years of scientific
contribution to the development of chemistry
Light does not have to be a (rapid) killer
of chemical molecules
Chemical molecules strongly interacting with light generally disintegrate very rapidly. At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, the main mechanism conducive to this destruction has been determined. This knowledge makes it possible to enhance the photostability of molecules several times over, which is of significance not only for the measurement methods used in laboratory studies, but also for manufacturers of everyday objects, especially those made of coloured polymers.
In a standard scientific career usually several years pass between being awarded a master's degree and earning a doctorate. Krzysztof Sozański from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has become a doctor shortly after graduation, at the age of 24 years. Such rapid progression was possible thanks to his early involvement in research work.
From Master to Doctor - in just a few months
Omnipresent, dangerous, unknown:
what exactly is particulate matter?
The current development of analytical methods has finally opened the door to learning about the chemistry of the organic compounds that form the dust particles floating in the air, claim the authors of a report published in the journal Chemical Reviews. In the light of the latest research the main culprit responsible for creating airbone particulate matter has turned out to be - apart from car engines and furnaces - the seemingly harmless tree.
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Head of Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems
The best will establish a new Chair: The launch of the prestigious ERA Chair grant competition
World-class experts in the field of research on the borders of biology, chemistry and physics are being given the opportunity to create their own Chair in one of the best Polish research institutions. In the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw the competition for the prestigious European ERA Chair grant has just been launched.