Today we are celebrating Polish Science Day for the first time.
Today’s celebration is a recognition of the achievements of all our native scientists having an enormous impact on human course of history:
- Mikołaj Kopernik – astronomy pioneer, creator of heliocentric theory.
- Jan Heweliusz – astronomer, mathematician, brewer, author of the groundbreaking work: Selenographia, sive Lunae descriptio.
- Ignacy Mościcki – genius scientist, inventor, former President of Poland. Polish Chemical Industry Pioneer.
- Ignacy Łukasiewicz – pharmacist and entrepreneur, inventor of the kerosene lamp. Oil industry pioneer in Europe.
- Karol Olszewski and Zygmunt Wróblewski – chemists, first in the world that condensed oxygene and nitrogen.
- Maria Skłodowska-Curie – a pioneer researcher of radioactivity, discoverer of Polonium and Radium, and two-time Nobel laureate.
- Henryk Arctowski – glaciologist and traveler, author of over 300 works depicting his expeditions and presenting polar research’s results.
- Ludwik Hirszfeld – doctor, bacteriologist and immunologist, founder of the polish immunology school and a new science branch sero-anthropology. Co -discoverer of ABO blood group system.
- Jan Czochralski – chemist, metal scientist, discoverer of the commonly used method of silicone monocrystals obtaining, later known as the Czochralski Method, which is a basis for the production of the integrated circuit.
- Marian Rejewski – cryptologist who was the first to decipher the Enigma code, contributed to changes in the course of World War II.
- Stefan Banach – founder of the Lviv mathematical school, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential mathematicians of the 20th century.
As enthusiasts of science (25% of Blirt’s employees have a PhD degree) introducing to the world of science its innovative solutions, Team Blirt celebrates this day with great pride and joy.