The winners of the 2013 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of Life Sciences:

Prof. Andrzej K. Tarkowski from the Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw, for discoveries explaining the fundamental mechanisms responsible for the early development of mammalian embryos;

  • in in the field of Chemical and Materials Sciences:

Prof. Sylwester Porowski from the Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, for developing a high-pressure method for producing gallium nitride monocrystals;

  • in the field of Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences:

Prof. Marek Żukowski from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the University of Gdańsk, for research on multi-photon entangled states, which led to formulation of information causality as a principle of physics;

  • in the field of the Humanities and Social Sciences: 

Prof. Jan Woleński from the Institute of Philosophy at Jagiellonian University, for a comprehensive analysis of the work of the Lvov-Warsaw school and for placing its achievements within the international discourse of contemporary philosophy.

 

The winners of the 2012 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of life sciences:

prof. Krzysztof Palczewski (PhD) from  the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA for characterizing crystal structures of native and activated G protein-coupled receptor, rhodopsin, involved in eyesight.

  •  in the field of chemical and material sciences:

prof. Mieczysław Mąkosza (PhD) from the Institute for Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences for discovery and introduction of vicarious nucleophilic substitution into the canon of organic chemistry.

  •  in the field of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering: 

prof. Maciej Wojtkowski (PhD) from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń  for developing and introducing Fourier domain optical coherence tomography into clinical ophthalmology.

  • in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences:

prof. Ewa Wipszycka (PhD) from the University of Warsaw for her wide-reaching reconstruction of the functioning of monastic communities in Egypt during the late antiquity.

 

The winners of the 2011 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of humanities and social sciences:

prof. dr hab. Tomasz Giaro (PhD) from the Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw for an interdisciplinary analysis of the category of truth in the doctrines of law from antiquity to the present – opening new prospects for understanding of the law as one of the foundations of European civilization;

  •  in the field of life sciences:

prof. dr hab. Jan Potempa (PhD) from the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Faculty  Jagiellonian University and the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville Dental School (USA)  for the characterization of a new family of bacterial proteases and for demonstration of their role in the development of periodontal disease;

  • in the field of mathematics, physics and engineering: 

prof. dr hab. Maciej Lewenstein (PhD) from the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) and Institució Catalana de Recerca and Estudis Avançats in Barcelona for achievements in the area of quantum optics and the physics of ultra-cold gases;

  • in the field of chemical and material sciences:

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Frąckowiak (PhD) from the Chemical Technology Faculty Poznan University of Technology for research on new materials, carbon composites and their use for electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

 

The winners of the 2010 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of humanities and social sciences:

prof. dr hab. Anna Wierzbicka PhD hab., from the Australian National University in Canberra, for developing the theory of the natural semantic metalanguage and discovering a set of elementary meanings common to all languages;

  • in the field of life sciences and medicine:

prof. dr hab. Tomasz Guzik PhD hab., from the Faculty of Medicine of the Collegium Medicum of Jagiellonian University, for demonstrating the importance of the immune system in the pathogenesis of hypertension;

  • in the field of exact sciences:

prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Marek Krygowski PhD hab., from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw, for creating a method for quantifying the aromaticity of organic compounds.

In the field of technical sciences the prize was not granted.  

 

The winners of the 2009 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

prof. dr hab. Jerzy Strzelczyk from the Institute of History at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for the dissertation A Pen in Slender Hands, which takes a fresh look at the contributions made by creative works by women to the development of European civilisation from antiquity through the first millennium AD;

  • in the field of life sciences and medicine:

prof. dr hab. Andrzej Koliński from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Warsaw for development and practical application of unique methods for protein structure prediction;

  • in the exact sciences:

prof. dr hab. Józef Barnaś from the Faculty of Physics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for development of the theoretical foundations of spintronics, particularly explanation of the phenomenon of giant magnetoresistance;

  • in the technical sciences:

prof. dr hab. Bogdan Marciniec from the Faculty of Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for discovery of new reactions and new catalysts for processes leading to synthesis of organosilicon materials for industrial applications.
 

The winners of the 2008 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Prof. Stanisław Mossakowski from the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, for his comprehensive, interdisciplinary monograph on the Sigismund Chapel of the Wawel Cathedral – a leading  historic building  of Polish and Italian Renaissance art;

  • in the field of life sciences and medicine:

Prof. Jacek Oleksyn from the Institute of  Dendrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kórnik, for his contribution to the discovery of the universal, bio-geographic correlations between plant characteristisc, that are fundamental for understanding ecoligical processes on a global scale;

  • in the exact sciences:

Prof. Ryszard Horodecki from the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Gdańsk for his contribution to creating the foundations of quantum information technologythe development of the basics of quantum physics;

  • in the technical sciences:

Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk from the Department of Telecommunications, AGH University of Science and Technology for his research in the theory of  high-speed telecommunication network nodes as the basis for building  the next generation Internet.

 

The winners of the 2007 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Prof. Karol Modzelewski (PhD hab.) from the Institute of History, University of Warsaw, for his research on the emergence of the European identity revealing the importance of pre-Christian and multicultural tradition for the contemporary concept of Europe, presented in his work Barbarzyńska Europa (Barbarian Europe);

  • in the field of life sciences and medicine:

Prof. Włodzimierz J. Krzyosiak (PhD hab.) from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznaf, for discovering the mechanism of selective silencing of genetic information that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases;

  • in the exact sciences:

Asst. Prof. Andrzej L. Sobolewski (PhD hab.) from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of
Sciences, Warsaw, for explaining the photostability of biological matter by discovering a new mechanism of radiationless deactivation of electron-excited states of DNA and proteine;

  • in the technical sciences:

Prof. Andrzej Nowicki (PhD hab. eng.) from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, for developing the theoretical foundation and production implementation of ultrasound scanners with colour imaging of blood flow. 

 

The winners of the 2006 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Piotr Sztompka from the Jagiellonian University’s Institute of Sociology, for an original overview of the ideas of contemporary sociology, allowing for a better understanding of the determinants and dynamics of complex changes in modern societies documented in such books as: Socjologia. Analiza społeczeństwa [Sociology.An Analysis of Society] and Socjologia zmian społecznych [Sociology of Social Change];

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Mariusz Z. Ratajczak from the Department of Physiology of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin and from the University of Louisville in the United States – for discovering cells funtionally resembling embryonic stem cells in bone marrow and umbillical blood;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Tomasz Dietl of the PAS Institute of Physics and Warsaw University’s Institute if Theoretical Physics – for developing the theory, confirmed in recent years, of diluted ferromagnetic semiconductors, and for demonstrating new methods in controlling magnetization;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Leon Gradoń from the Warsaw University of Technology’s Department of Chemical and Process Engineering – for developing the theory of aerosol and microparticle transport processes in gases and liquids and its application in technical and medical equipment.

 

The winners of the 2005 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Karol Myśliwiec of the PAS Centre of Mediterranean Arechology in Warsaw, for the discovery of the tomb of Vizier Merefnebef in the necropolis of Saqqara (Egypt), documented in the monograph The Tomb of Merefnebef (2004);

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, retired professor of the PAS Institiute of Paleobiology in Warsaw, for a creative synthesis of research on the Mesozoic evolution of mammals presented in the fundamental work Mammals from the Age of Dinasours(2004);

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Roman Słowiński of the Poznań University of Technology’s Institue of Computing Science, for developing a methodology for computer-aided decision-making based on incomplete data.

No prize was awarded in the exact sciences.

 

The winners of the 2004 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Jadwiga Staniszkis, of the Warsaw University Institute of Sociology, for her studies aimed at developing a theoretical framework for, and interpreting the current transformation process in Poland and elsewhere in the world, presented in her books Postkomunizm (Post-Communism, 2001) and Władza globalizacji (The Power of Globalisation, 2003);

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Janusz Limon of the Gdańsk Medical Academy Department of Biology and Genetics, for his outstanding contribution to the development of cytogenetic methods used in the diagnosis of malignant tumours;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Wojciech J. Stec of the PAS Centre for Molecular and Macromolecular Research in Łódź, for obtaining new biologically active compounds with a high treatment potential, using his own innovative method for the synthesis of thiophosphate DNA analogues;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry (USA) and the PAS Centre for Molecular and Macromolecular Research in Łódź, for developing new methods for controlled radical polimerisation and their application in industry. 

 

The winners of the 2003 FNP Prizes were:

  

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Jerzy Szacki, professor emeritus at Warsaw University, for his fundamental work Historia myśli socjologicznej [A History of Sociological Thought] (2002), a comprehensive and innovative diachronic presentation of the various perspectives and perceptions of social phenomena;

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Roman Kaliszan of the Gdańsk Medical Academy Faculty of Pharmacology, for applications of mathematical modelling and chromatography in defining the correlation between the chemical structure of drugs and their pharmacological properties;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Dr Marek Pfützner of the Warsaw University Institute of Experimental Physics, for experimental confirmation of a new type of radioactivity – the two-proton decay.

No prize was awarded in the field of the technical sciences.

 

The winners of the 2002 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Lech Leciejewicz of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of History of Wrocław University, for his work The New Shape of the World: The Birth of Medieval European Civilisation;

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Mariusz Jaskólski of the Adam Mickiewicz University Faculty of Chemistry in Poznań, for explaining the mechanisms leading to the formation of amyloidal aggregates of human protein (cystatin C): an important factor in various brain disorders and diseases in humans;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Andrzej Udalski of the Astronomical Observatory of Warsaw University, for his work concerning the revision of the distance scale of the Universe and discovering many planetary low-luminosity companions to solar-type stars; and

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Adam Proń of the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Chemistry and the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique in Grenoble, for his contribution to research on electroactive polymers and the development of processible conducting polymers.

 

The winners of the 2001 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Stefan Swieżawski, Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Lublin, for his work A History of European Classical Philosophy, being decisive in the research upon the changes in European philosophical thought in antiquity and the Middle Ages;

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Maciej Gliwicz, Institute of Zoology, University of Warsaw, for revealing the role of predation in shaping animal demography, life histories and behaviour;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Ludomir Newelski, Institute of Mathematics, University of Wrocław, for his work in the field of mathematical logic, being a breakthrough in model theory and algebra;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Michał Kleiber, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, for describing new computational methods of analysis and optimisation in non-linear thermomechanics of deformed bodies.

 

The winners of the 2000 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Jan Strelau of the Warsaw University Faculty of Psychology, for his innovative regulative theory of temperament, and in particular for his work Temperament: A Psychological Perspective (1998);

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Leszek Kaczmarek of the PAS Institute of Experimental Biology, for his work on the impact of stimuli on gene expression in selected brain structures of mammals (Professor Kaczmarek is also a beneficiary of the Scholar Grants Programme);

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Bogumił Jeziorski of the Warsaw University Faculty of Chemistry, for developing a new formulae of exact quantum calculations of interatomic and intermolecular interactions;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Jan Węglarz of the Poznań University of Technology Institute of Information Technology, for developing a variety of methods for designing IT systems for production management and control, using discrete-continuous scheduling

 

The winners of the 1999 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Professor Mieczysław Tomaszewski, Professor Emeritus of Cracow Musical Academy, for his publication Chopin: The Man, the Work, the Resonance, an innovative synthesis of knowledge about the great composer;

  • in the field of medicine and the life sciences:

Professor Maciej Żylicz of the Intercollegiate Biotechnology Department of the University of Gdansk and Gdansk Medical Academy, for research on regulatory proteins constituting part of the system protecting cells against undesirable changes in their external environment;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

D.Sc. Zdzisław Kowalczuk of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Technical University of Gdańsk, for research in the field of automation concerning the design of continuous time control systems.

No prize was awarded in the field of the exact sciences.

 

The winners of the 1998 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Prof. Janusz Sondel of the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law, for his Latin-Polish Dictionary for Lawyers and Historians, constituting a significant contribution to the knowledge about Latin sources of Polish culture;

  • in the field of medicine and the life sciences:

Prof. Andrzej Szczeklik of the 2nd Internal Diseases Section of the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, for discovering the anti-thrombotic properties of aspirin, and studies on the pathogenesis and treatment of aspirin-induced bronchial asthma;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Prof. Lechosław Latos-Grażynski of the University of Wrocław Faculty of Chemistry, for his studies on porphyrines and metalporphyrines with specific molecular and electronic structures;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Prof. Leszek Stoch of the Faculty of Materials Technology and Ceramics of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, for explaining the phenomenon of multi-stage crystallisation of vitreous materials and developing a method for the production of new forms of glass for pro-environmental applications.

 

The winners of the 1997 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

Prof. Andrzej Paczkowski of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences for his work Pół wieku dziejów Polski 1939-1989 [Half a Century of Polish History 1939-1989];

  • in the field of medicine and the life sciences:

Prof. Ryszard Gryglewski of the Pharmacology Department of the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, for a series of studies on the regulation of thromboresistance;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Prof. Tomasz Łuczak of the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, for his work on the theory of random discrete structures;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Prof. Antoni Rogalski of the Institute of Technological Physics of the Military Institute of Technology in Warsaw for his studies on infrared radiation detectors using triple semi-conductive compounds.

 

The winners of the 1996 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities and social sciences:

to Prof. Jerzy Gadomski of the Institute of the History of Art of the Jagiellonian University for his three-volume work, Gothic Tabular Paintings of the Little Poland Region”;

  • in the field of exact sciences:

Prof. Bogdan Paczyński, currently Professor of the Astronomic Observatory of Princeton University, USA, for the development of a new method of detecting space objects and establishing their mass using the gravitational lenses effect;

  • in the field of medicine and the life sciences:

to Prof. Aleksander Koj of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, for a series of papers concerning the regulation of the acute phase protein synthesis;

No awards for 1996 were granted in the field of the technical sciences.

 

The winners of the 1995 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities:

Professor Teresa Michałowska of the PAS Institute of Literary Research, for her fundamental work Średniowiecze (The Middle Ages, 1995), presenting Polish and Latin writings of the first half of the Second Millennium and their role in Polish culture in a new perspective;

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Stanisław Konturek of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Physiology, for his studies on the importance of local blood circulation in the mucous membrane of the stomach and the duodenum in the cyto-protective function of the mucous;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Adam Sobiczewski of the Andrzej Sołtan Institute of Nuclear Studies, for his studies predicting the existence of unexpectedly stable nuclei of the heaviest elements, later confirmed in laboratory tests conducted in 1993;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Maksymilian Pluta of the Institute of Applied Optics, for his three-volume work Advanced Light Microscopy, presenting pioneering ideas related to phase-contrast microscopy and interference polarisational microinterferometry as applied in the construction of optical tools.

 

The winners of the 1994 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities:

Roman Aftanazy, retired curator at the Library of The Ossolinskis National Institute, for his eleven-volume work under the collective title Materiały do dziejów rezydencji (Materials for the History of Residences);

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Zbigniew Ryszard Grabowski of the PAS Institute of Physical Chemistry, for developing new methods for molecule generation in states with significant electron charge dislocation;

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Krzysztof Selmaj of the Medical Academy of Łódź, for his studies into new immunological mechanisms in auto-immunological diseases of the nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis in particular.

No prize was awarded in the field of the technical sciences.

 

The winners of the 1993 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Wiesław Wiktor Jędrzejczak of the Central Hospital of the Military Medical Academy in Warsaw, for his series of studies on the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in blood-cell generation;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Stanisław Lech Woronowicz of the Warsaw University Department of Mathematical Methods in Physics, for his studies on quantum groups and their relations with C* algebras;

  • in the field of the technical sciences:

Professor Kazimierz Sobczyk of the PAS Institute of Fundamental Research, for his studies on the stochastic dynamics of systems and construction materials.

No prize was awarded in the field of the humanities.

 

The winners of the 1992 FNP Prizes were:

 

  • in the field of the humanities:

Professor Marian Biskup of the PAS Department of History of the Pomeranian Region, for his study Wojna Pruska, czyli walka Polski z zakonem krzyżackim z lat 1519-1521 (The Prussian War, or Poland’s Fight with the Teutonic Order 1519-1521);

  • in the field of the life sciences and medicine:

Professor Ewa Kamler of the Polish Association of Hydrobiology, for her Early Life History of Fish published in London by Chapman and Hall;

  • in the field of the exact sciences:

Professor Aleksander Wolszczan of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, for discovering the first extrasolar planet system.

No prize was awarded in the field of the technical sciences.

 

 

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