Optics in Toruń, Poland

Danuta Bukowska

Known for its beautiful buildings and view of the Vistula river, the city of Toruń is also home to Nicolaus Copernicus University—where a proud legacy in physics and astronomy began more than 50 years ago.


Panoramic view of Toruń at night.

Poland’s traditions in optics date back to the 1200s. Over the centuries, the country has produced some of the world’s finest scientific minds, including Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Hevelius, Albert Abraham Michelson and Marie Sklodowska-Curie.

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