Polish scientists make ground-breaking discoveries. Meet some of them and discover their achievements.
Forgotten Polish inventors
Without Jan Czochralski’s inventions, electronics would not have developed in such a spectacular fashion. Appreciated in the West, he still remains obscure in Poland. Like many other outstanding Polish inventors.
Prof. Wiesław Wiktor Jędrzejczak
“I really am a happy doctor, because I could turn around the lives of patients whose fate meant death sentences,” Professor Wiesław Wiktor Jędrzejczak, a bone marrow transplant pioneer in Poland and the second doctor in the world to perform umbilical cord blood transplantation from two donors, says in an interview for Polska.pl.
Prof. Jan Lubiński
He has created the world’s first preventive genetic–oncological programme that detects genetic predisposition to the risk of cancer.
Prof. Karol Myśliwiec
An outstanding archaeologist and Egyptologist, the Director of the Research Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a University of Warsaw professor.
Prof. Henryk Skarżyński
The most important invention of the past 25 years are implants which cure deafness, developed by Professor Henryk Skarżyński.
Prof. Aleksander Wolszczan
One of the most outstanding Polish astronomers, discoverer of the first planets outside the Solar System.
Prof. Agnieszka Zalewska
Polish professor of physics, on 1January 2013 took over the Presidency of the CERN Council in Geneva, the world's largest particle physics research facility.
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
His discovery of a means of polymer synthesis is widely applied in the production of substances like glues, sealants and paint.
Prof. Maria Siemionow
Outstanding surgeon, transplantologist and the author of the first in the United States and fourth in the world successful face transplant.
Prof. Zbigniew Religa
He performed his pioneer heart transplantation surgery, the first surgery of this type in Poland, in 1985.
The "godfather" of the newborns lives. About Ludwik Hirszfeld
A, B, AB and 0 – these are the names of blood groups attached to us basically from birth. Did you know that these designations were introduced in 1928 as a result of a discovery made by the Pole Ludwik Hirszfeld? He also introduced the Rh factor designation. Thanks to his achievements, world medicine is now able to carry out safe blood transfusions and doctors around the world have been able to save the lives of many newborns!