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  1. Kiire liitumine rahaliiduga aitab järele jõuda ELi liidritele / Leszek Balcerowicz

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    Balcerowicz, Leszek


    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 16. juuni lk. 8. Parim strateegia on liituda eurotsooniga nii ruttu kui võimalik, kuna see ergutab viima lõpule reforme, arvab Poola riigipanga president Leszek Balcerowisz

  2. Leszek Kolakowski: La importancia de seguir pensando lo irresoluble

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    Gómez, Carlos


    Full Text Available After the presentation and the biographical outline, a few core aspects of Kolakowski’s work are taken into consideration: the criticism of Marxism, the interest in religion and the metaphysical questioning. His connoisseurship of classical sources and of the leading trends in present-day philosophy, together with his follow-up of the controversies of our time, account for Kolakowski’s philosophical cosmopolitanism, notwithstanding the independence of his thinking, nourished by tensions whose upholding —rather than the unilateral positioning by one stance or the other— is of the essence. Even when a social order and a system of thought cannot be called upon to solve our questions, the thinking that takes them into account, instead of endeavouring in waiving them, has the advantage of showing us why, even if we cannot unravel them painstakingly, it is important for us to keep posing them.

    Tras la presentación y un esbozo biográfico, se consideran algunos ejes de la obra de Kolakowski: la crítica del marxismo, el interés por la religión y el cuestionamiento metafísico. El profundo conocimiento de los clásicos y de las principales tendencias de la filosofía contemporánea, así como el seguimiento de los debates nuestro tiempo, hacen de Kolakowski un pensador cosmopolita, a pesar de la independencia de su pensamiento, nutrido de tensiones que es preciso saber mantener en vez de decantarse unilateralmente por uno de los polos de las mismas. Aunque no podamos esperar un orden social y un sistema filosófico que logren resolver nuestros interrogantes, el pensamiento que los considera, en vez de procurar cancelarlos, tiene la ventaja de mostrarnos por qué, pese a que no podamos resolverlos de manera cabal, es importante que nos los sigamos planteando.

  3. Zdeněk Hájek – czeski (morawski) historyk dziejów Polski

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    Baron, Roman


    Roč. 140, č. 4 (2013), s. 333-347 ISSN 0083-4351 Institutional support: RVO:67985963 Keywords : Czech-Polish Relations * Masaryk University * Czech Historiography * Zdeněk Hájek Subject RIV: AB - History

  4. Demokraatia on vastuolus loodusega / Leszek Kolakowski ; tõlk. Hendrik Lindepuu

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    Kolakowski, Leszek


    Autor avaldab arvamust, et demokraatia ohustab rahvust ja rahvus ohustab demokraatiat. Tuleb analüüsida rahvuslikke kirgi ning vajaduse korral peavad demokraatlikud institutsioonid neid kirgi vaos hoidma

  5. Kolakowski : kaks vaatepunkti, kaks dialektikat / Andre Trinity

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    Trinity, André, pseud., 1974-


    Rets. rmt.: Kolakowski, Leszek. Horror metaphysicus. Tallinn, 2000 ; Kolakowski, Leszek. Religioon : Kui Jumalat ei ole olemas...Jumalast, kuradist, patust ja nn religioonifilosoofia teistest muredest. Tallinn, 2004

  6. 3 Compa

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    Administrator Abstract. Evapotranspiration is one of the major components of the hydrologic cycle is highly important in studies ... such as hydrological and ecosystem models, ..... River Basins, Evapotranspiration, Leszek. Labedzki ...

  7. To understand Poland / Joanna Bar

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    Bar, Joanna


    Uurimustest Poola igapäevaelu kohta Nõukogude perioodil : Wedel, Janine. The private Poland : an anthropologist look at everyday life ; Dziğiel, Leszek. Paradise in a concrete cage : daily life in communist Poland. Krak̤w, 1998

  8. Fulltext PDF

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    The abstruse meets the applicable: Some aspects of time-frequency analysis. 121. Foroutannia D see Lashkaripour R. 325. Gasinski Leszek. Multiplicity of nontrivial solutions for elliptic equations with nonsmooth poten- tial and resonance at higher eigenvalues. 233. Goswami Debashish. Invariants for normal completely ...

  9. Meie skandaalitsesime ka! Jaanipäeval võttis MM suuna teatrifestivalile "Baltoscandal" / Anu Aaremäe, Tiiu Suvi

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    Aaremäe, Anu


    Meeldejäävaimaid "teatripärleid" Rakvere teatrifestivalilt "Baltoscandal 2000" : Oskaras Korshunovas Theatre, Marius von Mayenburgi "Tule nägu" ("The Face of Fire"), lavastaja O. Korshunovas, Pit Uttoni ühemehetükk "Adolf", Sasha Pepeljajevi trupi "One Second Hand" ja poola "Moisture", lavastaja Madzik Leszek

  10. Baltoscandalistide massiline meeleavaldus / Tõnu Kaalep

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    Kaalep, Tõnu, 1966-2018


    Meeldejäävaimaid "teatripärleid" Rakvere teatrifestivalilt "Baltoscandal 2000" : ameeriklasest filosoof, loodussõber ja klarnetist David Rothenberg ja "Tunnetusüksus", itaallaste "Scanning Bachae", Tsheljabinski "New Arts Ensemble", poola Leszek Madzik ja tema liikuvate dekoratsioonidega tuba

  11. Individual differences in gendered person perception: a multifactorial study



    M.A. The psychological study of gender has evolved to comprise both dispositional and social cognitive perspectives (Morawski, 1987). Recent theoretical debates within these fields have centred on multifactorial and unifactorial conceptions of gendered factors (Spence, 1993), and the cognitive representation of gender (Howard & Hollander, 1997). This study aimed to investigate specific phenomena implicated in the above approaches. Firstly, it assessed the influence of using gender as a bas...

  12. Raman Scattering in La0.2Sr0.8FeO3-δ thin film: annealing-induced reduction and phase transformation (United States)

    Islam, Mohammad; Xie, Yujun; Scafetta, Mark; May, Steven; Spanier, Jonathan


    Raman scattering in thin film La0.2Sr0.8FeO3-δ on MgO(001) collected at 300 K following different stages of annealing at selected temperatures (300 K topotactic transformation of the crystal structure from that of the rhombohedral ABO3 perovskites to that of Brownmillerite-like structure consisting of octahedrally and tetrahedrally coordinated Fe atoms. We acknowledge the ONR (N00014-11-1-0664), the Drexel Centralized Research Facilities, the Army Research Office DURIP program, the Department of Education (GAANN-RETAIN, Award No. P200A100117), and Leszek Wielunski at Rutgers University.

  13. Estetyka a granice języka. Ludwig Wittgenstein i Arthur C. Danto

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    Full Text Available The article is an attempt to pinpoint the areas of Ludwig Wittgenstein aesthetic thought, in which he is crossing the borders principally imposed upon the method and the language of his philosophy. I am directing my attention to metaphysical and mystical motifs of his reflection devoted to aesthetics, the essence of art and the essence of reality. I wish to discuss this issue based on the texts of Arthur C. Danto containing analysis of chosen notions of Wittgenstein’s aesthetic investigations. Additionally in this matter I am appealing to appropriate theses of Leszek Sosnowski and Wojciech Sady, concerning above issues.

  14. Chest reconstruction using a custom-designed polyethylene 3D implant after resection of the sternal manubrium

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    Full Text Available Joanna Lipińska,1 Leszek Kutwin,1 Marcin Wawrzycki,1 Leszek Olbrzymek,2 Sławomir Jabłoński1 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, General and Oncological Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, 2Ledo, Lodz, Poland Introduction: Resection of manubrium or body of the sternum is associated with a necessity of chest wall reconstruction. Large sternal defects require the use of different types of implants to ensure acceptable esthetic effect for the patient and chest stabilization. Aim: The purpose of this case report is to present a novel method of reconstruction of manubrium removed due to renal cancer metastasis to the sternum.Case: We present the case of a patient, who had underwent right nephrectomy for clear cell kidney cancer, diagnosed with a metastatic tumor in the sternum resulting in destruction of manubrium. The patient undergone tumor resection with primary reconstruction with an individual prosthesis. Sternal defect was filled with a personalized, computed tomography scan-based 3D-milled implant made of polyethylene.Results: Sternal reconstruction was uneventful. The patient endured surgery well, and has been under surveillance in outpatient clinic, without any respiration disorders, implant movement or local recurrence.Conclusion: Custom-designed sternal implants created by 3D technique constitute an interesting alternative for previous methods of filling defects after resection of a tumor in this location. Keywords: 3D-milled implant, thoracoplasty, reconstructive surgery, chest reconstruction, sternal metastasis, sternal implant, sternal tumor 

  15. The social thought of Jesuits of the Galician Province between 1884 and 1918, as presented in “Przeglad Powszechny”

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    Stanisław Pyszka


    Full Text Available “Przeglad Powszechny” first appeared in 1884, when the Jesuits in Krakow agreed to take over “Przeglad Lwowski” from Fr. Edward Podolski, who had been its editor. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the editors-in-chief of the “Przeglad” were Marian Ignacy Morawski SJ, Jan Pawelski SJ, Jan Urban SJ and Jan Rostworowski SJ. Thanks to their efforts and extensive prior editorial experience, “Przeglad” stood for a high level of quality, and was one of the most highly valued social and cultural journals devoted to religious, philosophical, ethical, cultural, historical and political issues. The overriding aims set out by the editors of the review were the dissemination of properly Catholic principles of conduct and obedience to the Church. The article will present the social thought of the Jesuits as they appeared in “Przeglad Powszechny” from the time of its inception until the recovery of Poland’s independence.

  16. The concept of intermodal network development in Poland using multi-agent systems

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    Leszek MINDUR


    Full Text Available The market share and the development of intermodal haulages, they are still at a very low level. It amounts in total goods transported by rail to 2,5% - 3%. The major reason for this situation is lack of coherent method for intermodal network designing. Such method should take into consideration strong relations between transport users, transport service providers, so the micro scale, as well as the regions where they are operating, so the meta scale.The aim of this paper is to present method which makes possible elimination of existing barriers in intermodal transport. The proposed method, for the sake of relations between actors involved in intermodal transport organisation, refers to multi-agent system concept. This system assumes coordinated actions in favour of concrete problem solution with support of cooperating agents, that is, in described paper, actors connected with intermodal transport.Paper presents results of the research project N509 398536, called: „Intermodal logistics network in Poland – concept of model solutions and implementation aspects” carried out by the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing under scientific leadership of professor Leszek Mindur.

  17. Discourse upon the family in the pages of „Przegląd Powszechny” in the Second Polish Republic [Dyskurs o rodzinie na łamach „Przeglądu Powszechnego” w II Rzeczypospolitej

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    Full Text Available Przegląd Powszechny” was founded in 1884 by a Polish Jesuit Marian Morawski. This monthly periodical aimed at promoting the knowledge of Catholic principles among intellectuals and to reflect upon the current issues concerning social, academic, or literary life. Extensive articles in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, theology, religious studies, social ethics were published. Regular columns referred to the contemporary national, social, cultural and religious issues as well as book reviews. One of the social issues raised in the periodical was the problems concerning the contemporary family. The authors drew attention to the role of the family in educating; they addressed issues concerning pro-family education. They provided interpretation for the “legal aspect of the issue” regarding divorce or abortion. Through their contributions, they also wanted to sensitize the readers to the situation of Polish children in the family, or the necessity of health education for the Polish family. They participated in events connected with family issues and through reports informed society e.g. about the initiatives undertaken within this scope. Among those who explored family issues in “Przegląd Powszechny” was Stanisław Podoleński SJ. According to Janina Kostkiewicz, he was characterized by “involvement, long-standing and continuing, in the issues once focused on”. He displayed the knowledge of “initiatives undertaken in the issues examined through adequate organizations, associations, authorities of various levels”. In the Second Polish Republic, “Przegląd Powszechny” was one of the periodicals where the discourse upon the condition of the Polish family, its problems and dilemmas was undertaken

  18. The link between weight shift asymmetry and gait disturbances in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients

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    Full Text Available Andrzej Szopa,1 Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa,2 Anetta Lasek-Bal,3 Amadeusz Żak3 1Department of Physiotherapy, 2Department of Medical Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, 3Department of Neurology, Professor Leszek Giec Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland Introduction: While the asymmetry of body posture and the asymmetrical nature of hemiparetic gait in poststroke (PS patients are well documented, the role of weight shift asymmetry in gait disorders after stroke remains unclear. Objective: We examined the association of weight-bearing asymmetry (WBA between paretic and nonparetic lower limbs during quiet standing with the degree of deviation of hemiplegic gait from normal gait evaluated by the Gillette Gait Index (GGI incorporating 16 distinct clinically important kinematic and temporal parameters in chronic PS patients.Participants and methods: Twenty-two ambulatory patients with chronic stroke aged between 50 and 75 years were included in this study. Fourteen patients had hemiparesis on the nondominant side and 8 on the dominant side. The mean time PS was 2 years and 6 months. The reference group consisted of 22 students from the University of the Third Age presenting no neurological disorders. The examination consisted of posturographic weight-bearing (WB distribution and 3-dimensional gait analyses.Results: A significant positive relationship between WBA and GGI was revealed. Moreover, we observed a significant negative association between WBA and paretic step length and walking speed. With regard to kinematic data, the range of motion of knee flexion and peak dorsiflexion in the swing phase of the paretic leg were significantly negatively associated with WBA.Conclusion: Although further research is needed to determine a causal link between postural control asymmetry and gait disturbance in hemiplegics, our findings support the inclusion of WB measurements between paretic and

  19. Tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid nanoparticles for delivery across the blood–brain barrier

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    Full Text Available Mayank Chaturvedi,1 Yves Molino,2 Bojja Sreedhar,3 Michel Khrestchatisky,4 Leszek Kaczmarek1 1Laboratory of Neurobiology, Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland; 2Vect-Horus, Marseille, France; 3Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India; 4Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, NICN, UMR7259, Marseille, France Aim: The aim of this study was to develop poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA nanoparticles (NPs for delivery of a protein – tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases 1 (TIMP-1 – across the blood–brain barrier (BBB to inhibit deleterious matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs. Materials and methods: The NPs were formulated by multiple-emulsion solvent-evaporation, and for enhancing BBB penetration, they were coated with polysorbate 80 (Ps80. We compared Ps80-coated and uncoated NPs for their toxicity, binding, and BBB penetration on primary rat brain capillary endothelial cell cultures and the rat brain endothelial 4 cell line. These studies were followed by in vivo studies for brain delivery of these NPs. Results: Results showed that neither Ps80-coated nor uncoated NPs caused significant opening of the BBB, and essentially they were nontoxic. NPs without Ps80 coating had more binding to endothelial cells compared to Ps80-coated NPs. Penetration studies showed that TIMP-1 NPs + Ps80 had 11.21%±1.35% penetration, whereas TIMP-1 alone and TIMP-1 NPs without Ps80 coating did not cross the endothelial monolayer. In vivo studies indicated BBB penetration of intravenously injected TIMP-1 NPs + Ps80. Conclusion: The study demonstrated that Ps80 coating of NPs does not cause significant toxic effects to endothelial cells and that it can be used to enhance the delivery of protein across endothelial cell barriers, both in vitro and in vivo. Keywords: PLGA nanoparticles, drug delivery, protein delivery, sustained release, brain delivery, BBB penetration, RBCEC culture

  20. [The scientific conference: Konstanty Janicki (1876-1932): Professor of Warsaw University, eminent zoologist and protistologist, creator of the Polish parasitological school]. (United States)

    Moskwa, Bozena; Siński, Edward; Kazubski, Stanisław L


    The conference was organized for celebrating the memory of professor Konstanty Janicki, one of the most important Polish zoologist, protistologist and parasitologist. Professors Joanna Pijanowska, Edward Siński and Maria Doligalska were the hosts of the meeting at the Warsaw University. Four lectures were given during the conference. Professor Leszek Kuźnicki presented professor Janicki's life and followers who continued his research. Professor Stanisław Kazubski reminded the main topics of the parasitological studies conducted by professor Janicki. That lecture was illustrated by coloured diagrams taken from original papers published by Janicki. In the next lecture, professor Teresa Pojmańska reminded "the theory of the cercomer". She viewed some polemics and discussions made by the opponents of the theory. Professor Alicja Guttowa presented a paper on the history of the exploration of the D. latum life cycle and the main scientific researches carried out on each life stages of the broad tapeworm. Afterwards the lectures, professor Kazubski showed several pictures taken inside and outside of the Main School of the Warsaw University at the time when professor Janicki had been working there. The professor's students were also seen in these pictures. Next, associate professor Bozena Moskwa, the President of the Polish Parasitological Society presented the Konstanty Janicki Medal, awarded for outstanding activities for the benefit of parasitology. Up to data, 17 scientists and one school: the Warsaw Uniwersity was honored with this Medal. After the conference, participants visited the Powazki Cementary, where the renovated sepulchral monument of professor Konstanty Janicki was uncovered.

  1. Effects of immunosuppressive treatment on protein expression in rat kidney

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    Full Text Available Karolina Kędzierska,1 Katarzyna Sporniak-Tutak,2 Krzysztof Sindrewicz,2 Joanna Bober,3 Leszek Domański,1 Mirosław Parafiniuk,4 Elżbieta Urasińska,5 Andrzej Ciechanowicz,6 Maciej Domański,1 Tomasz Smektała,2 Marek Masiuk,5 Wiesław Skrzypczak,6 Małgorzata Ożgo,6 Joanna Kabat-Koperska,1 Kazimierz Ciechanowski1 1Department of Nephrology, Transplantology, and Internal Medicine, 2Department of Dental Surgery, 3Department of Medical Chemistry, 4Department of Forensic Medicine, 5Department of Pathomorphology, Pomeranian Medical University, 6Department of Physiology, Cytobiology, and Proteomics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland Abstract: The structural proteins of renal tubular epithelial cells may become a target for the toxic metabolites of immunosuppressants. These metabolites can modify the properties of the proteins, thereby affecting cell function, which is a possible explanation for the mechanism of immunosuppressive agents' toxicity. In our study, we evaluated the effect of two immunosuppressive strategies on protein expression in the kidneys of Wistar rats. Fragments of the rat kidneys were homogenized after cooling in liquid nitrogen and then dissolved in lysis buffer. The protein concentration in the samples was determined using a protein assay kit, and the proteins were separated by two-dimensional electrophoresis. The obtained gels were then stained with Coomassie Brilliant Blue, and their images were analyzed to evaluate differences in protein expression. Identification of selected proteins was then performed using mass spectrometry. We found that the immunosuppressive drugs used in popular regimens induce a series of changes in protein expression in target organs. The expression of proteins involved in drug, glucose, amino acid, and lipid metabolism was pronounced. However, to a lesser extent, we also observed changes in nuclear, structural, and transport proteins' synthesis. Very slight differences

  2. A Novel Information Retrieval Tool to Find Hospital Care Team Members: Development and Usability Study. (United States)

    Morawski, Kyle; Monsen, Craig; Takhar, Sukhjit; Landman, Adam


    usability scores, with an average SUS of 84.7, and a marginal NPS of +6.1. Overall, the use of Squire included 22,283 page views, most commonly to contact the admissions office or portable chest x-ray technician. Interviews highlighted common benefits of Squire, including decreased perceived time spent on hold with operators and improvement in connecting with the appropriate contact in specialized, complex departments. Future opportunities were also identified to improve Squire including adding a two-way communication between physician and nursing staff and providing offline access. Squire decreased the perceived time required to find an appropriate contact and had a favorable usability score; however, the NPS was marginal and several opportunities were identified to improve Squire for future use. ©Kyle Morawski, Craig Monsen, Sukhjit Takhar, Adam Landman. Originally published in JMIR Human Factors (, 16.04.2018.

  3. Dysfunction of the thyroid gland during amiodarone therapy: a study of 297 cases

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    Czarnywojtek A


    Full Text Available Agata Czarnywojtek,1,2,* Maria Teresa Płazińska,3,* Małgorzata Zgorzalewicz-Stachowiak,4 Kosma Woliński,1 Adam Stangierski,1 Izabela Miechowicz,5 Joanna Waligórska-Stachura,1 Paweł Gut,1 Leszek Królicki,3 Maja Zioncheck,6 Marek Ruchała1 1Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Internal Medicine, 2Department of Pharmacology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, 3Nuclear Medicine Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, 4Department of Health Prophylaxis, Laboratory of Medical Electrodiagnostics, 5Department of Computer Science and Statistics, 6Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland *These authors contributed equally to this work Aim: This study aims to explore and compare the efficacy of radioiodine treatment (RIT in hyperthyroid and euthyroid patients who have been treated with amiodarone (AM in the past or are currently undergoing AM treatment. Clinical observation of a group of patients with amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism during a 12-month follow-up period was used for comparison.Design: This was a observational, two-centered study. Patients were assessed at baseline and at 2 months, 6 months, 8 months, and 12 months after RIT.Patients: Group A: At baseline (61 males [M] and 17 females [F], mean age 50±19 years, there were 78 euthyroid patients with cardiac arrhythmias, who were treated with AM and developed amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis, and currently require retreatment with AM. Group B: Hyperthyroid patients (92 M and 26 F, mean age 72±11.8 years after AM therapy in the past. Group C: Hyperthyroid patients (66 M and 13 F, mean age 63.9±13.2 years currently treated by AM. Group D: Hypothyroid patients (6 M and 16 F, mean age 61.4±10.4 years after AM therapy. The patients from Groups A, B, and C were retreated with AM after ~3–6 weeks of RIT.Results: In Group A, after 12 months of RIT therapy, recurrent thyrotoxicosis was observed in six (7.7% cases, and persistent

  4. Foreword

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    Sujkowski, Z.


    formation of superconducting regions in layers of MgB 2 obtained by implantation of magnesium ions into a boron substrate followed by intense pulsed plasma treatment, and on the first evidence of ν μ oscillation in an accelerator-based experiment. In the technical category, the winning work was on large scale production of straw tube modules for the LHCb experiment at CERN together with the design of basic hardware modules concerning overall control of this experiment. Another technical achievement was that the system for brachytherapy of brain tumors based on the Photon Needle X-ray generator has entered the phase of clinical testing. Worth mentioning is also the work of our DESY team on the leptoproduction in a nuclear medium as well as that of our KASCADE collaboration participants on the detection and imaging of atmospheric radio flashes from cosmic ray air showers (see Nature 435 (2005) 313) Participation in the EURATOM fusion program was continued. The International Conference Plasma 2005 was organized by our Plasma Physics Department. Our activity in the field of general education and popularization of science has increased. As usual in such cases, we owe this to a few enthusiasts. My thanks for this go to Leszek Nowicki, Jacek Jagielski, Marek Pawlowski, Jacek Szabelski and many others as well as to our Training Department led by Professor Ludwik Dobrzynski. There was a small but significant change in the organization of the Institute: the formation of the Information Technology Division headed by Jacek Szlachciak. This brings a degree of order and expertise into the rapidly developing field with even more rapidly growing needs, possibilities and expectations. We all wish Jacek and his colleagues every successes in carrying out their tasks. The Reader of our Annual Reports may notice a certain novelty in this year's issue: the expanded general part including some details about events which we judge significant. I hope the Reader will find this part as well as the

  5. EDITORIAL The 17th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics (United States)

    Man'ko, Margarita A.


    -correlation function for graphs with and without time-reversal symmetry: the open system case Michał Ławniczak, Szymon Bauch, Oleh Hul and Leszek Sirko Independent nonclassical tests for states and measurements in the same experiment Alfredo Luis and Ángel Rivas On the classical capacity of quantum Gaussian channels Cosmo Lupo, Stefano Pirandola, Paolo Aniello and Stefano Mancini Entropic inequalities for center-of-mass tomograms Margarita A Man'ko Semiclassical dynamics for an ion confined within a nonlinear electromagnetic trap Bogdan M Mihalcea Zeno-like phenomena in STIRAP processes B Militello, M Scala, A Messina and N V Vitanov A beam splitter with second-order nonlinearity modeled as a nonlinear coupler V Peřinová, A Lukš and J Křepelka Energy-level shifts of a uniformly accelerated atom between two reflecting plates L Rizzuto and S Spagnolo Cross-Kerr nonlinearities in an optically dressed periodic medium K Słowik, A Raczyński, J Zaremba, S Zielińska-Kaniasty, M Artoni and G C La Rocca An approximate effective beamsplitter interaction between light and atomic ensembles Richard Tatham, David Menzies and Natalia Korolkova Stochastic simulation of long-time nonadiabatic dynamics Daniel A Uken, Alessandro Sergi and Francesco Petruccione