A one-day session to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Marian Mięsowicz (1907 - 1992) will be held on Friday, November 23, 2007, at the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cracow. The session will be associated with an exposition of photographs, documents, papers and other memorabilia pertaining to the life and activity of Professor Mięsowicz. A special volume bringing a collection of articles and reminiscences on Professor written by his colleagues and former students, published by PAU, will be available at the session.


23rd November 2007, the Assembly Hall of PAU, Cracow, 17 Sławkowska Street

8:00 – 9:00Holy mass for prof. Marian Mięsowicz in the Basilica of Holy Virgin Mary
9:30 – 9:40opening of the Symposium
9:40 – 10:10Marian Mięsowicz – Fascination with Liquid Crystals, Wacław Witko (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN) slides shown by J. Janik
10:10 – 10:55Marian Mięsowicz and Flows in Complex Fluids, Paweł Pieranski (University of Paris Sud) slides
10:55 – 11:30coffee break, opening of the photographic exhibition
11:30 – 12:15Marian Mięsowicz and Cosmic Rays – the Early Days, Arnold Wolfendale (Durham University) slides
12:15 – 13:00Cosmic Ray Physics – Past, Present and Future, Francis Halzen (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) slides
13:00 – 14:30lunch break
14:30 – 15:00Marian Mięsowicz – the Father of Cracow Particle Physics, Andrzej Białas (Jagiellonian University) slides
15:00 – 15:45From Cosmic Rays to LHC, Martinus Veltman (Univ. of Utrecht/Univ. of Michigan) slides
15:45 – 16:30Anticipating a New Golden Age, Frank Wilczek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) slides
16:30 – 17:00tea break
17:00 – 17:30Nuclear Geophysics in Poland and the Role of Marian Mięsowicz, Kazimierz Przewłocki (AGH Univ. of Science and Technology) slides
17:30 – 18:00Perspectives of Nuclear Physics Applications, Jerzy Niewodniczański (Polish National Atomic Energy Agency) slides
19:15 – 20:00Concert at the Church of The Holy Cross
20:00 – 22:30Reception at the Cracow City Hall