4th CAS Distinction for Professor Jan Stewart, 12.04.2018

Distinction of the Centre for Advanced Studies "Pythagorean Universe" Laus tibi, non tuleris qui vincula mente animoque for Professor Ian Stewart from the University of Warwick, 12.04.2018.

On April 12, 2018, for the fourth time, a Distinction of the Centre for Advanced Studies, Warsaw University of Technology "Pythagorean UniverseÔÇť Laus tibi, non tuleris qui vincula mente animoque (Praise to You for not letting your mind and spirit be bound) was awarded.

The ceremony, organized that day in the Little Hall in the Warsaw University of Technology Main Building, was devoted to the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Advanced Studies. The major point of the ceremony was award a special guest Professor Ian Stewart from the University of Warwick (Great Britain) a Distiction of the Centre for Advanced Studies "Pythagorean Universe" and the title of Master of  the Centre for Advanced Studies WUT and handing the statuette in the form of a crystal dodacahedron  with a blended outline of PlatoÔÇÖs Academy. The presentation was accompanied by invited guests:  representatives of the University's authorities - Rector of the PW - Prof. Jan Szmidt, Vice-Rector for Science - Prof. Rajmund Bacewicz and Prof. Marianna Jacyna, Prof. Miros┼éaw Karpierz, Prof. Zbigniew Brz├│zka, Prof. Franciszek Krok, Prof. J├│zef Lubacz, Prof. Jan S┼éyk, Deputy Director of the CAS Dr. Piotr Przyby┼éowicz, Prof of WUT, and external guests, among others: Agnieszka Sl├│sarska (ATDI),Prof.  Zbigniew Marciniak, Prof. Michael Giersig, Prof. Ewa Bartnik, Prof. Jan Piela, Prof. Marek Demia┼äski, Dr. Leszek Mellibruda, Prof. Kazimierz St─Öpie┼ä, Prof. Marek Trippenbach, Prof. Marek Ku┼Ť, as well as students and high school students from all over Poland.

After the inauguration of the ceremony by the Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies Prof. Stanisław Janeczko, the Rector of the WUT, Prof. Jan Szmidt and former Rector of WUT Prof. Włodzimierz Kurnik gave a speech, emphasizing the special role and values contributed by the Centre to the overall mission of the Warsaw University of Technology as a higher education institution. The laudation in honor of the laureate of the Distinction, Prof. Ian Stewart, was delivered by Dr. Krzysztof Ciesielski, a mathematician from the Institute of Mathematics at the Jagiellonian University. The wide range of interests and the comprehensive achievements of Professor Stewart as a scientist, mathematician, popularizer of science and writer, winner of numerous international awards, holder of five honorary titles prove that the outstanding activity of this year's winner perfectly reflects the motto of the award: Laus tibi, non tuleris qui vincula mente animoque (Praise to You for not letting your mind and spirit be bound)The ceremony was enriched by a lecture by Prof. Ian Stewart entitled "How to Tell the Ducks from the Rabbits. Mathematics of Visual Illusions" and a performance of the Polish Flute Quartet with classical works by J.S. Bach, W.A.. Mozart, N. Paganini, E. Bozza.

As a continuation of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Advanced Studies, a symposium "Recognition and Creation in Science and Technology" was held on 13-15 April 2018 in Sterdyń, which honorary guest was Professor Ian Stewart, the winner of the CAS award.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the biography of this year's winner, Prof. Ian Stewart and a photographic report of the event.