International Scientific Conference


Krakow, June 22-25, 2017


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME (state at 12.06.2017 Changes are possible)


Thursday, June 22, 2017

9.00 – 13.00 Workshop for Young Researchers
9.00 – 10.00 Registration and Exposure of Posters
10.00 – 13.00 Workshop AGH Main Building, Room 213, 2nd floor

  • How to prepare a good publication?
  • How to prepare a successful application for fellowship?
  • Ethics in research & publications

Chairman: Prof. Edeltrauda Helios-Rybicka,

The Lecturer: Prof. Thomas Schimmel, Prof. Martin Oberlack, Prof. Roman Pfitzner, Prof. Jürgen Hescheler, Prof. Andreas Zuettel

 16.00 – Opening Ceremony The Juliusz Słowacki Theater
Chairmen: Prof. Henryk Figiel, Prof. Marian Jaskuła

16.00 Opening – Prof. Henryk Figiel – The Chairman of Conference
16.00 – 16.40 Welcome addresses

  • Prof. Helmut Schwarz – President of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
  • Dr. Michael Gross – Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Krakow
  • Mrs Elżbieta Koterba – Vicepresident of the City of Krakow
  • Prof. Tadeusz Słomka – Rector Magnificus of the AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Wojciech Nowak – Rector Magnificus of the Jagiellonian University
  • Prof. Stanisław Ledakowicz – President of the Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum

16.40 – 17.00 Musical Interlude
The Academic Choir Camerata Jagellonica of the Jagellonian University

17.00 – 17.20 A Group Photo of the Conference Participants & a Break

17.20 – 19.00 Plenary Lectures:

  • PL 1 – Prof. Jan Woleński “Science and Philosophy”
  • PL 2 – Prof. Ulrich Lüttge “Limits of Knowledge. Difficulty to Know What is Life and How it May be Sustained on Earth”
  • PL 3 – Prof. Bogusław Buszewski – Marian Smoluchowski and his Legacy in Exploring of the World

 19.00 – Cocktail party

Friday, June 23, 2017

8.30-10.30 Plenary session AGH Main Building, Aula 1st floor
Chairmen: Prof. Henryk Figiel, Prof. Andreas Zuettel

8.30 – 9.10PL 4Proteomics in Life Sciences – Fiction and Facts
Invited lecture
Prof. Klaus Unger
Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
9.10 – 9.45PL 5Dissonant Heritage – the Polish Experience
Invited lecture
Prof. Jacek Purchla
International Cultural Center, Krakow, Poland
9.45 – 10.15PL 6Awaiting a Revolution in Particle Physics. What can it be and when can it Happen?
Invited lecture
Dr. Sebastian Sapeta
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland

10.15 – 11.00 Coffee Break & Common Photo

11.00 – 13.00 Parallel sessions F1, F2, F3

Session F1 Frontiers and expectations in physics and mathematics I
Chairmen: Prof. Andrzej Więckowski, Dr. Michael Hall
AGH Main Building, Aula 1st floor

11.00 – 11.30F 1.1Matter at Extreme Conditions
Invited lecture
Prof. Edwin Laerman
Fakultät für Physik, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
11.30 – 12.00F 1.2Reducing Wealth Inequality in a Simple Statistical Model of Macro-Economy
Invited lecture
Prof. Zdzisław Burda
AGH University of Science and Technology,
Krakow, Poland
12.00 – 12.15F 1.3Turbulence – Ubiquitous but Unsolved Problem of Classical Physics
Prof. Julian Domaradzki
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
12.15 – 12.30F 1.4Influence of Solar Irradiation on Chemical Reactivity of Water
Dr. Igor Shevchenko
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry, Kiev, Ukraine
12.30 – 13.00Discussion

Session F2 Philosophy
Chairmen: Prof. Wodzisław Duch, Prof. Aleksander Strasburger
AGH Main Building, Room 129, 1st floor

11.00 – 11.25F 2.1On Non-transitive ‘Identity’
Invited lecture
Prof. Heinrich Wansing
Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
11.25 – 11.50F 2.2Real Possibilities - Does Physics Misrepresent Them?
Invited lecture
Prof. Tomasz Placek
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
11.50 – 12.05F 2.3Logic, Language and Limits of Human Sciences
Prof. Richard Zuber
CNRS, Paris, France
12.05 – 12.20F 2.4Leonard Nelson and the Problem of the Limits of Philosophical Knowledge
Prof. Tomasz Kubalica
University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
12.20 – 12.35F 2.5Cosmopolitism and Knowledge: the Kantian and Humboldtian Concept of Physical Geography
Prof. Antonio Marques
New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
12.35 – 12.50F 2.6Reifield Methodology: The Methodological Limits of Knowledge Production
Dr. Amr Elsherif (not confirmed)
Goethe University, Bad Vilbel, Germany
12.50 – 13.00Discussion

Session F3 Chemistry
Chairmen: Prof. Bogusław Buszewski, Prof. Safak G. Ozkan
AGH Main Building, Room 115, 1st floor

11.00 – 11.30F 3.1Quantum-mechanical Modeling – Insight into the Atomic Details of Chemical Systems
Invited lecture
Prof. Joachim Sauer
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
11.30 – 11.45F 3.2Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Some New Biologically Active Heterocyclic Compounds
Prof. Fathy Abdelrazek
Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
11.45 – 12.00F 3.3Synthesis and Pharmalogical Importance of 1,2,4-Triazoles
Prof. Yasseen Al-Soud
Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
12.00 – 12.15F 3.4Harvesting Visible Light Photons for Chemical Reactions
Dr. Javier Bardagi
National University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
12.15 – 12.30F 3.5Electrophoresis-based Methods for the Determination of Adamantane Drugs
Prof. Leena Suntornsuk
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
12.45 – 13.00Discussion

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch in KRAKUS restaurant

14.30 – 16.15 Parallel oral sessions of young researchers F4, F5 & F6

Session F4 Humanities
Chairmen: Prof. Andrzej Grabowski, Prof. Gordana Jovanovic
AGH Main Building, Room 129, 1st floor

14.30 – 15.00F 4.1Interdisciplinarity and Limits of Disciplines
Introductory invited lecture
Prof. Monika Walczak
The John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland
15.00 - 16.15Oral presentations of Young Researchers (up to 5 minutes)

Session F5 Life Sciences
Chairmen: Prof. Zbigniew Miszalski, Prof. Klaus Unger
AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor

14.30 – 15.00F 5.1Coating Ships with a Layer of Air Under Water: A Novel Approach for Drag Reduction and Antifouling
Introductory invited lecture
Prof. Thomas Schimmel
University of Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
15.00 - 16.15Oral presentations of Young Researchers (up to 4 minutes)

Session F6 Natural Sciences
Chairmen: Prof. Edeltrauda Helios-Rybicka, Prof. Martin Oberlack
AGH Main Building, Room 115, 1st floor

14.30 – 15.00F 6.1The Options and Limitations of Resources in the 21st Century
Introductory invited lecture
Prof. Andreas Zuettel
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Sion, Switzerland
15.00 – 16.15Oral presentations of Young Researchers (up to 4 minutes)

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

16.45 – 18.15 Session F 7 – Panel Discussion I AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor

Achievements of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation supporting international mobility of researchers:
Heinrich Pfeiffer’s secret of success and future challenges

[Chairmen: Dr. Gisela Janetzke, Prof. Marian Jaskula]

Participants: Dr. Dr. Gisela Janetzke, Dr. Jürgen Regge, Prof. Gordana Jovanovic, Dr. Valentina Mordvintseva, Prof. Alice Fialovski, Prof. Andrzej Więckowski, Prof. Franciszek Rozpłoch

18.30 Walk to the Main Square (“RYNEK”)

19.00  Concert & Reception Party


Saturday, June 24, 2017

8.30 – 9.00 Plenary session AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor
Chairman: Prof. Stanisław Ledakowicz

8.30 – 9.00PL 7The Programmes and Activities of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
MA Rebecca Grossmann
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany

9.00 – 10.30 Parallel sessions S8 and S9

Session S8 Law and Linguistics
Chairmen: Prof. Andrzej Bronk, Prof. Eva Jakab
AGH Main Building, Room 115, 1st floor

9.00 – 9.30S 8.1Can Public Morality be the Foundation of the Law?
Invited lecture
Prof. Piotr Tuleja
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
9.30 – 10.00S 8.2Justice and Truth in the Courtroom
Invited lecture
Prof. Włodzimierz Wróbel
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
10.00 – 10.15S 8.3Limits of Knowledge in the Analysis of Human Languages: Ontology, Gnoseologia, Genealogy
Prof. Michail Kotin
University of Zielona Gora, Zielona Gora, Poland
10.15 – 10.30Discussion

Session S 9 Frontiers and Expectations in Physics II
Chairmen: Prof. Zdzisław Burda, Prof. Edwin Laerman
AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor

9.00 – 9.30S 9.1Gravitational Waves: Search for the Limits of General Relativity
Invited lecture
Prof. Tomasz Bulik
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
9.30 – 9.45S 9.2Limits of Knowledge in Quantum Mechanics: the Good vs the Bad
Dr. Michael Hall
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
9.45 – 10.00S 9.3Exploring the Universe by Cosmic Observatories
Dr. Volodymyr N. Kondratyev
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
10.00 – 10.15S 9.4Limits of Knowledge in Physics and Mathematics
Prof. Piotr Sułkowski
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
10.15 – 10.30Discussion

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00 Parallel Sessions S10, S11 and S12

Session S10 Psychology & Communication
Chairmen: Prof. Małgorzata Sugiera, Prof. Heinrich Wansing
AGH Main Building, Room 129, 1st floor

11.00 – 11.25S 10.1Neuroscience. Zen Practice and Philosophy of Kitaro Nishida
Dr. Barbara Gabryś
University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britane
11.25 – 11.50S 10.2Brains and Limits of Self-knowledge
Prof. Włodzisław Duch
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
11.50 – 12.05S 10.3Kognitive Prozesse im Gehirn des Menschen aus linguistischer Sicht“ (Language and Cognitive Processes in the Human Brain) – the presentation in German
Dr. Antoni Dębski
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
12.05 – 12.20S 10.4Is Language a Barrier to Cognition?
Dr. Mirosława Czarnawska
Warsaw, Poland
12.20 – 12.35S 10.5Knowledge and Imagination in the Study of the Ancient World
Prof. Adam Łukaszewicz
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
12.35 – 13.00Discussion

Session S11 History & Archeology
Chairmen: Prof. Jarosław Wenta, Prof. Anti Selart
AGH Main Building, Room 115, 1st floor

11.00 – 11.20S 11.1Stereotypowy wizerunek staropolskiej szlachty a rzeczywistość historyczna (Stereotypical Image of Old Polish Nobility and Historical Reality Background) – presentation in Polish
Dr. Urszula Świderska–Włodarczyk
University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
11.20 – 11.35S 11.2Prof. Marian Smoluchowski - fizyk i romantyk (Marian Smoluchowski – A Romantic and a Physicist) – presentation in Polish
Dr. Grzegorz Słowik
University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
11.35 – 11.55S 11.3Limits of Knowledge in Constructing of the Historical Past: The Sarmatians
Dr. Valentina Mordvintseva
Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
11.55 – 12.15S 11.4Current knowledge on Early Homo
Prof. David Lordkipanidze
Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
12.15 – 12.35S 11.5Colchis – Land of the Golden Fleece in the Light of the New Archaeological Data
Prof. Joni Apakidze
Sokhumi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
12.35 – 13.00Discussion

Session S 12 Life sciences
Chairmen: Prof. Tadeusz Krzeminski, Prof. Yaseen Al-Soud
AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor

11.00 – 11.30S 12.1Pluripotential Stem Cells for Basic Research and Later Clinical Application
Invited lecture
Prof. Jürgen Hescheeler
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
11.30 – 11.45S 12.2Serendipity in Drug Discoveries
Invited lecture
Prof. Janos Fischer
Richter Plc, Budapest, Hungary
11.45 – 12.00S 12.3Lung Transplantation - Freedom of Innovation and Limits of Knowledge
Dr. Chung-Wai Chow
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
12.00 – 12.15S 12.4Transgenic Grain Legumes in Egypt: Current Status and Future Prospects
Dr. Moemen S. Hanafy
National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt
12.15 – 12.30S 12.5Striving Towards Abiotic Stresses: Role of the Arabidopsis CRK Family Members
Dr. Ágnes Cséplő
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
12.30 – 12.45S 12.6Biosynthesis of a Bioactive Acyclic-diterpenoid in Higher Plants
Prof. Wanchai De-Eknamkul
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
12.45 – 13.00Discussion

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Session S 13 AGH Main Building, 1st floor
Young Researcher’s Poster Session & Coffee
Chairman: Prof. Edeltrauda Helios-Rybicka

15.30 – 17.00 Parallel sessions S14 & S15

Session S 14 Social Communication
Chairmen: Prof. Tomasz Kubalica, Prof. Joni Apakidze
AGH Main Building, Room 129, 1st floor

15.30 – 16.00S 14.1Counter(f)actual Knowledges: Fictional and Mockumentary Narratives of the Last Decade
Prof. Małgorzata Sugiera
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
16.00 – 16.15S 14.2Limits to Growth, no Limits to Learning
Dr. Ildiko Tulbure
Clausthal University of Technology, Alba Iulia, Romania
16.15 – 16.30S 14.3National Repository for Higher Education in Serbia
Prof. Goran Topisirovic
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
16.30 – 17.00Discussion

Session S 15 Novel Materials & Technologies
Chairmen: Adam Borkowski, Andrzej Wolff
AGH Main Building, Room 115, 1st floor

15.30 – 16.00S 15.1Superconducting Magnetic Levitation – the Miraculous World of Superconductivity
Invited lecture
Prof. Ludwig Schultz
TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
16.00 – 16.20S 15.2Functional Nanostructures for Superconducting Electronics”
Prof. Anatolie Sidorenko
Institute of Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnologies ASM, Chisinau, Moldova
16.20 – 16.40S 15.3Synthesis of Zeolites from Solid Coal Combustion by-Products and Their Application in Environmental Pollution Prevention
Prof. Silviya Boycheva
Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
16.40 – 17.00S 15.4Ultrasonic Coal Flotation
Prof. Safak Gokhan Ozkan
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
17.00 – 17.15Discussion


19.30 Concert in St. Mary’s Basilica

21.00 Garlands – Fête de la Musique (in the invitation)


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Plenary Session AGH Main Building, Aula, 1st floor
Chairmen:  Prof. Bogdan Kosmowski, Prof. Andrey Morozov

9.00 – 9.30PL 8The Notion of Progress and the Limits of Knowledge
Invited lecture
Prof. Andrzej Bronk
The John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland
9.30 – 10.00PL 9Artificial Brain – An Non-Biological Intelligence Evolution Hypothesis
Invited lecture
Dr. Grzegorz Wójcik
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Lublin, Poland

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00 Round Table Discussion

The Limits of Knowledge – Quo vadis Science?
Moderators: Prof. Józef Spałek, Prof. Maciej Żylicz, Prof. Heinrich Wansing, Prof. Jürgen Hescheler

12.00 – 13.00 Closing of the Conference
Giving away prizes and honours to a young researchers.

14.00 Lunch & Departure of participants


Preliminary Schedule

(Stand 02.06.2017)