2023.11.22 The 2023 Polish Particle and Nuclear Theory Summit will be held 22-24 November, 2023 at the Institute for Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) in Krakow, Poland. This mini-workshop aims to bring together the Polish particle and nuclear theory community and hear about current research topics and ideas. The workshop features a dedicated Early Career Researcher session.
2023.11.23 High-energy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider are capable of producing a quark-gluon plasma. But are heavy atomic nuclei really necessary for its formation? And above all: how are secondary particles later born from this plasma? Further clues in the search for answers to these questions are provided by the latest analysis of collisions between protons and protons or ions, observed in the LHCb experiment.
2023.11.08 Ethanol fuel cells are regarded as promising sources of green electricity. However, expensive platinum catalysts are used in their production. Research on laser melting of suspensions, carried out at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, has led researchers to materials that catalyse ethanol with a similar – and potentially even greater – efficiency to platinum, yet are made of an element that is many times cheaper than platinum.
2023.10.18 When we illuminate something, we usually expect that the brighter the source we use, the brighter the resulting image will be. This rule also works for ultra-short pulses of laser light – but only up to a certain intensity. The answer to the question why an X-ray diffraction image 'darkens' at very high X-ray intensities does not only deepen fundamental understanding of the light-matter interaction, but also offers a unique perspective for the production of laser pulses that have significantly shorter pulse duration than those currently available.
2023.10.06 The 2nd Annual meeting of EU Project EURO-LAB will be held in Krakow from the 9th afternoon to 11th afternoon of October 2023 and will be hosted by IFJ PAN. During the meeting the activities in the first year of EURO-LABS will be analysed and the strategy and goals for the next year will be discussed. There will be a vibrant exchange of ideas towards to further improve the cross fertilization and avenues for future collaborations among the communities. During the meeting the first annual report of EURO-LABS will be finalized and submitted.