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Seminarium Instytutu

Prof. Richard Kermer (Sorbonne Paris)

Hundred Years of Relativity Theory in Poland

The history of the Theory of Relativity in Poland is related primarily to the Warsaw school, and began in pre-war times. Then Leopold Infeld's return to Poland played a great role in raising the next generation of relativists; including Andrzej Trautman. Further contributions of Polish physicists and mathematicians to the development of Relativity Theory will be presented along with its applications, particularly in astrophysics. The achievements of the Krakow school will also be mentioned.