On February 19, 2023, on the 550th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Nicolaus Copernicus University will hold the World Copernican Congress in Poland. Its main purpose will be to present the state of research on the life and activities of the great astronomer, as well as its impact on the development of science.
The event is co-organized by the Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and the Institute of the History of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
The participants of the conference will include scientists from Polish and foreign scientific institutions. The events will take place from February to September 2023 in Toruń, Kraków and Olsztyn.
“The Copernican Congress will start in Toruń. Then the deliberations of the congress will move in May to Krakow, in June to Olsztyn, and the ceremonial ending of the event will take place again in Toruń”, informs the Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Prof. Andrzej Sokala.
Various thematic sections will be held in each city. Economists, philosophers and researchers of the history of these disciplines will be invited to Krakow. In Olsztyn, the sessions will be devoted to the biography of Copernicus, with particular emphasis on his education and the Warmian period in his life. Toruń will gather cultural experts, literary scholars and art historians interested in the place of the great astronomer in the culture of memory, as well as historians of astronomy and medical sciences.
Meanwhile, the competition for the logo and visual identification of the Congress was completed. The best project, out of 62 ideas submitted to the competition, was the work presented by the Poznań dobosz.studio.
“In the opinion of all the jury, the awarded project stood out from the very beginning with the simplicity of the form of communication and significant utility values”, says Dr Mieczysław Kunz, UMK, a secretary of the Competition Jury.