Open lecture

70 years ago at Hoża 69

prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kajetan Wróblewski

Wydział Fizyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego


Nov. 21, 2022, 11 a.m., ul. Pasteura 5, sala 0.06

On Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11.00 am, Jerzy Pniewski and Leopold Infeld Colloquium of the Faculty of Physics will be held in room 0.06. Our guest will be Professor Andrzej Kajetan Wróblewski from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw. He will give a lecture entitled "70 years ago at Hoża 69". In his lecture, Prof. Wróblewski will talk about one of the most important experimental discoveries made at the Warsaw physics center.

Before the Colloquium, at 10.30 a.m., we invite you to informal discussions over coffee and cookies in the hall in front of room 0.06.

Best regards,

Barbara Badełek
Jan Chwedeńczuk
Jan Kalinowski
Jan Suffczyński

Andrzej Kajetan Wróblewski
70 years ago at Hoża 69

Exactly 70 years ago, in the autumn of 1952, two little-known employees of the University of Warsaw physics center at Hoża 69: an electrical engineer Marian Danysz, and a freshly promoted Ph.D. Jerzy Pniewski announced a surprising discovery that atomic nuclei may contain not only protons and neutrons but also quite mysterious entities called V-particles. It was the beginning of hypernuclear physics which became a flourishing branch of nuclear physics. As the last living witness of those events, I shall present some original documents and an account of what appeared to be the most important experimental discovery in the history of Warsaw university physics.

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