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The meetings in the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year will be conducted remotely via Zoom application (link). The Doctoral School Seminars are held at 4:30 pm and are conducted in English. 

26.11.2020 — Prof. Paweł Strzelecki: An example of geometric analysis at work: the Poincare Conjecture and Perelman's proof
29.10.2020 — Dr. Anna Barnacka: From Stars to Startups
 

Dates of the next seminars: 17.12.2020, 28.01.2021, 25.02.2021, 25.03.2021, 29.04.2021, 27.05.2021, 24.06.2021.

List of seminars that took place in the 2019/20 academic year:

27.02.2020 — Prof. Karol Życzkowski: An Introduction to Quantum Information
23.01.2020 — Prof. Elżbieta Kołaczkowska: Catch me if you can: on variety of ways neutrophils can kill pathogens
19.12.2019 — Prof. Andrzej Kotarba: Application of microorganisms for nanomaterials synthesis
28.11.2019 — Prof. Jarosław Grytczuk: Primes, Fractals, and Contemporary Music
17.10.2019 — Dr. Sebastian Szybka: Diagrammatic Notation
 
Contacts:
Prof. Michał Ostrowski – dates and topics
Monika Król – administration

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From Stars to Startups by Dr. Anna Barnacka

As an astrophysicist I studied the mysteries of supermassive black holes using arrays of Cherenkov telescopes and when the resolution of these gigantic observatories was insufficient, I proposed using galaxies as high-resolution cosmic telescopes. After receiving Ph.D. in astronomy and physics from Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Warsaw and Paris Sud 11 I become an assistant professor at Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University. Seven years ago, I arrived as a post-doc to work as a NASA Einstein Fellow at Harvard. There, just as a hobby, I invented a new technology that turns earbuds into high-precision devices to gather biometric data. The scientific endeavors pursued in my free time become now a fast-growing start-up with 10 full-time employees and prototypes in clinical trials. During the seminar I intend to present "lessons learned" about how to turn the scientific experiments into a business. Critical takeaways on founders' agreements, winning investors, building teams, contracts, and intellectual property protection will be discussed.