Science: Polish Perspectives is a popular science conference directed at young researchers, PhD students and undergraduates of Polish origin, conducting their research at universities and institutes outside of Poland. This year, it will be two days in Oxford, packed with amazing posters, talks and workshops on every scientific discipline, ranging from the limits of quantum interference to the question of ownership of mammoth’s DNA.
Because we believe in two things: that doing Science is also about its popularisation and that Polish scientists abroad need a sense of community. The myth of a dirty lab coat researcher is appealing, but the Conference is here to show the real, entertaining, and inspiring face of Science. As (most of us) are of Polish origin, we are also sharing the experience of doing research abroad. In an attempt to gather all those puzzle pieces from all over the World in a single place we invite you to Oxford – your piece will surely fit in!
Saying that SPP will change your life may sound like an exaggeration, but we have the data to back up our view: some of us chose a different career path, others started a succesfull scientific colaboration and some even met their spouses!
Stratospheric balloon workshop by Maciej Jakimiec and Jędrzej Górski, Copernicus Project & FREDE Project Design, build, and test in the Earth’s atmosphere a simple space probe. You will learn basics about balloon and rocket missions in so called near space. We are about to build a small space probe from common components which will monitor and document atmospheric conditions on its way up. Workshop will take place on the 18th of November and launch will take place at noon on the 20th of November.
The elevator pitch — the art of convincing the world in 45 seconds by Olle Bergman Learn how to explain yourself, your activities and your ambitions in a concise and effective way. No matter if you’re an early career scientist, a young entrepreneur or a junior policymaker: an effective elevator pitch can make things happen faster in your professional life. The workshop leader Olle Bergman will take you through the process of picking the right content, shape some convincing messages and choose the right wording to make your pitch punchy and memorable. This exercise is likely to boost your self-confidence and make you feel what a great person you are.
Business revolution on Mars by the Boston Consulting Group
Wondering how far one can go? Let’s take Mars as our first objective. Imagine you have a chance to make a fundamental breakthrough and use the fourth planet to revolutionize the market. We bet you are interested! Sign up for our unique workshop and work in small teams to make Mars a lucrative space for business. This amazing workshop will be provided by BCG Consultants from the Warsaw office. Invitations for shortened application process and awesome prizes in BCG Poland are waiting for the best teams!
Homecoming corner – grant opportunities
Learn what possible grant opportunities are waiting for you back in Poland.
You will receive short presentations about selected grant programs and you will have occasion to ask practical questions to organisation representatives and selected speakers with grant experience.
Surgery Session will take place in parallel with the workshops, on the Friday morning.
Join us at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford this Autumn!
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
CA, United States
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Univeristy of Louisville School of Medicine / James Graham Brown Cancer Center
KY, United States
Warsaw University of Technology / Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
University of Oxford Quantum technologies – a 21st century revolution?
Imperial College London Viral machines: one millionth our size and beating us
Marcin Józef Suskiewicz
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Vienna, Austria Re-imagining This Thing Called Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany Shining light on neurons: application of optogenetics from rodents to non-human primates
The University of Edinburgh Plastics – an environmental threat or a solution to global energy crisis?
University of Birmingham Challenges in autonomous robotic manipulation
ETH Zürich Investigating very tiny things inside tiny living organisms
University of Warsaw, currently at UCL Walking soft robots, small and… smaller
Aberystwyth University Do we need to choose between nature conservation and people’s well-being? Searching for an optimal solution in Madagascar
University of Cambridge, Penteract28 Ltd. Real-time Holography – Dream or Reality?
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford Sea Monsters Emerge – a palaeontologist’s perspective on evolutionary biology
Technical University Berlin/Cardiff University In the times of ‘Gold rush’
Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Food Sciences, Department of Food Engineering and Process Management The Use of Different Kinds of Solutes Alternative to Sucrose in Osmotic Dehydration of Apples
University of Bristol Neuropsychological impairments in depression – can we measure these in rats?
Imperial College London Innovation in Sports Technology as a Way to Reach One’s Personal Best in Club Throwing
National Centre for Nuclear Research Digging into polish tax law: or how I stopped worrying and loved data science
Princeton University, Seven Bridges Genomics Genomic data simulation of populations with the use of graph methods
University of Leicester The science behind our everyday food choices
Courtauld Institute of Art Geckos on the Mona Lisa. New adhesives for art conservation.
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at TU Dresden, Warsaw University of Technology Thermoplastic composites shape forming or how to use your beloved car as your coffin.
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany Carbon composites: a way to improve concrete structures
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Photonic whirls – can we use light to manipulate the liquid?
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland/Stanford University Evolution based RNA 3D structure prediction
University of Southampton Automatisation of wind tunnel-based aerodynamic optimisation
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw To switch or not to switch, dilemmas of riboswitches (and folks trying to pack them into X-ray diffracting crystals with happy phasing)
University of Warsaw/University of Manchester Do you get what you give? – exchange networks in science
University of Surrey Service Development Project for Neurodevelopmental Movement Disorders: Exploring the relationship between tic severity and anxiety in tic disorders
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