2021.06.09 Inside each proton or neutron there are three quarks bound by gluons. Until now, it has often been assumed that two of them form a “stable” pair known as a diquark. It seems, however, that it’s the end of the road for the diquarks in physics. This is one of the conclusions of the new model of proton-proton or proton-nucleus collisions, which takes into account the interactions of gluons with the sea of virtual quarks and antiquarks.
2021.05.27 Malignant tumour cells undergo mechanical deformation more easily than normal cells, allowing them to migrate throughout the body. The mechanical properties of prostate cancer cells treated with the most commonly used anti-cancer drugs have been investigated at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow.
2021.05.20 Do we have free choice or are our decisions predetermined? Is physical reality local, or does what we do here and now have an immediate influence on events elsewhere? The answers to these questions are sought by physicists in the Bell inequalities.
2021.04.29 When heavy ions, accelerated to the speed of light, collide with each other in the depths of European or American accelerators, quark-gluon plasma is formed for fractions of a second, or even its “cocktail” seasoned with other particles.
2021.04.19 On April 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Krakow @ FAIR Virtual Workshop (organized by Jagiellonian University and IFJ PAN) will be held, where the goals and advancement of the construction of a new research infrastructure in Darmstadt (Germany) - FAIR will be discussed, as well as the participation of Krakow research groups from the Jagiellonian University, the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and AGH University of Science and Technology.