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A Century of Polish Physics

The Polish Physical Society was established in 1920. Exactly 100 years later, Polish scientists and physics enthusiasts met at the centennial anniversary of the first meeting. The event showcased the importance of Polish scientists and their contribution to international research in physics.


The centennial meeting of Polish physicists convened in October 2020. Participants listened to over 20 presentations and viewed research results presented in over 100 e-posters. Some of the topics covered included the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO and VIRGO detectors, the Polish scientists’ contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson, and the collaboration of Polish researchers on neutrino experiments, for which the Japanese physicist Takaaji Kajita received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2015.


The meeting was a hybrid event, with presentations taking place online and in venues that are historically relevant for the Polish Physical Society, such as the Warsaw University of Technology. The centennial Polish Physical Society event was open to all in-person and online participants.

The event was organised by the Centre for Cooperation and Dialogue of the University of Warsaw, a unit dedicated to promoting UW researchers’ scientific achievements, knowledge sharing, and open access to research resources for a broad spectrum of recipients, partners, and external partners. The Centre’s goal is to showcase scientific research and to support scientists, research departments, and other university units in confronting social and economic challenges. 


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We developed a complex communications plan of the event, drafted press releases, and communicated with the media during the event itself. Apart from the media coverage of the anniversary meeting, our aim was to enhance the visibility of University of Warsaw physicists and to showcase them as outstanding scientists in the field. As part of the two-month campaign, we published some 40 articles in the media on both the centennial and the physicists themselves. Over a third of this content appeared on the radio.

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