This year, we asked 3 questions to our partners’ representatives:
Who is your favourite scientist?
What is your favourite scientific fact or discovery?
What is your largest accomplishment (not necessarily scientific)?
My favorite scientist: Leonardo Da Vinci for daring to being so open minded and therefore being ahead of his time
My favorite scientific fact: The Expanding Universe Theory
My greatest accomplishment/success: Joining United Nations 14 years ago
Łukasz Rey – Principal and Recruiting Director
My favourite scientist: Michio Kaku
My favourite scientific fact: Planet Gliese 436b is in the same time both made of ice and… burning… I find it a fascinating symbol of breaking the conventional ways of thinking
My greatest accomplishment/success: Being able to live the life I love
Michał Owerczuk – Project Leader
My favourite scientist: Sir Isaac Newton
My favourite scientific fact: The planet Saturn is so light it would actually float in water (if there was an ocean big enough)
My greatest accomplishment/success: Teaching my 1y3m daughter what sounds different animals make (including the lion) ☺
Michał Tykarski – Senior Associate
My favourite scientist: Richard Feynman
My favourite scientific fact: “The worst theoretical prediction in the history of Physics” – Measured Cosmological Constant differed by 100 orders of magnitude from the theoretical one
My greatest accomplishment/success: 3D printing vacuum components that kept ‘high vacuum’
Kinga Pławik – Associate
My favourite scientist: Leonardo da Vinci
My favourite scientific fact: A shrimp’s heart is located in its head.
My greatest accomplishment/success: Managed to do three months’ worth of homework comprising of Old Church Slavonic translations, using a German dictionary. Did not go crazy.
Sonia Bartolik – Recruiting Coordinator
My favourite scientist is: Nikola Tesla
My favourite scientific fact or discovery is: in styrofoam there is 98% of air
My largest accomplishment (not necessarily scientific) is: climbing Machu Picchu
Paulina Skrzypek – Recruiting Coordinator
My favourite scientist is: Oliver Sacks
My favourite scientific fact or discovery is: dreams can help solve puzzles
My largest accomplishment (not necessarily scientific) is: graduating from the University of Edinburgh
My favourite scientist: Linus Pauling for receiving two, almost three Nobel Prizes
My favourite scientific fact: human genome of 3 billion base pairs would fill 2000 books of 1000 pages each; a human would have to type 50 years for 8 hours every day to type the entire sequence; if you compare humans, only 2 books are different 1998 are the same
My greatest accomplishment/success: receiving the International Order of Smile, same award that was given to Pope John Paul II