ASTROCENT promotional film

We are all exploring the hidden universe…

This film is the emblematic representation of the project “AstroCeNT: Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Centre”, modern centre of Particle Astrophysics created in Warsaw in 2018. The film tells the general public an scientific community about the successes that have been achieved during the existence of the project (5 years on the day the film was created), as well as about the bright horizons that the future has in store for us.

Public lectures “Exploring the Hidden Universe” at AstroCeNT

On February 22, we had the honor of hosting two Nobel laureates in physics, Arthur McDonald and Barry Barish, who gave captivating public lectures “Exploring the Hidden Universe” at AstroCeNT. Now, we are delighted to present to you the recorded sessions of these lectures. Whether you were unable to attend on the lecture day or simply wish to relive the captivating moments, we invite you to join us in this extraordinary journey through the cosmos.


Report sets course for future of European astronomy

In May 2023, ASTRONET, a consortium of European funding agencies and research organisations, presented a new report to transform our understanding of the Universe in the next decade. The ASTRONET Strategic Plan for European Astronomy (Science Vision and Infrastructure Roadmap 2022-2035) is the latest comprehensive roadmap produced by the ASTRONET network of European funding agencies communities and research organisations. ASTRONET is an independent consortium whose aim is to create a common science vision for all European astronomy by convening diverse groups to describe the challenges facing some of the biggest questions in science.

AstroCeNT group leader Prof. Tomasz Bulik is Polish representative in Astronet (as a member of the Polish Astronomical Society).

NCAC is a member of Hyper-Kamiokande Consortium

As part of the Ministry of Education and Science program “Support for the participation of Polish scientific teams in international research infrastructure projects”, the Hyper-Kamiokande consortium has received funding of over 67 million PLN to participate in the construction of the Hyper-Kamiokande radiation detector in Japan. The Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (NCAC) is one of nine Polish members of the Hyper-Kamiokande  consortium.

Reception at the Embassy of Canada to Poland (+photo gallery)

On the 22nd of February, after the public talks by the two Nobel Laureates in Physics organized by AstroCeNT, a reception for the distinguished guests was held at the Embassy of Canada to Poland in Warsaw. The event was dedicated to the cooperation of our countries in the field of research on dark matter (the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration), gravitational waves (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA collaboration) and neutrinos (Hyper-Kamiokande) and was attended by Polish and foreign diplomats, representatives of Polish educational and scientific institutions, Polish scientists and guests from abroad.

During the reception at the Canadian Embassy the importance of international cooperation in promoting scientific research and understanding of the Universe was emphasized. By bringing together experts from different countries and fields, the event provided a space to exchange ideas and forge new partnerships.a