Jerzy Pniewski and Leopold Infeld COLLOQUIUM November 21
On Monday, November 21, 2022 at 11.00 am, Jerzy Pniewski and Leopold Infeld Colloquium of the Faculty of Physics WU 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 centre.
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.
Exactly 70 years ago, in the autumn of 1952, two little known employees of the University of Warsaw physics centre at Hoża 69: an electrical engineer Marian Danysz, and 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.