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    The remains of prof. Wróblewski were buried in the National Pantheon

    The remains of the Polish physicist, prof. Zygmunt Wróblewski were placed in the crypt of the National Pantheon in the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Krakow on Tuesday (16 Nov). The scientist developed – together with Karol Olszewski – a cascade method of condensation gases, which was of great importance for science.

    The professor who died on April 16, 1888 – at the age of only 43 – was said goodbye to, among others, representatives of the scientific world, academics, and students of the Krakow High School No. 9 whose patron is the scholar.


    The Rector of the Jagiellonian University, Jacek Popiel, recalling the scientific path of Zygmunt Wróblewski, emphasized that the turning point for him was taking over the chair of experimental physics at the Krakow University.


    “Finally, he had full access to the laboratory, which he equipped with additional devices, including the one for liquefying gases that he had brought to Krakow from Paris. It is worth noting, however, that some of the equipment he used, he often constructed himself, selecting parameters and properties according to the conducted experiences,” indicated prof. Popiel.


    The cascade method of liquefying gases that prof. Wróblewski developed together with prof. Karol Olszewski (whose remains were buried in the Pantheon three years ago). On April 5, 1883, scientists from Krakow were the first in the world to obtain liquid oxygen, and a few days later – on April 13 – liquid nitrogen. It was of great importance for the progress of science.


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