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Prof. Jerzy Janik, physicist, about the scientific meetings in Castel Gandolfo

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Collection: Academics
Available languages: PL, EN
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Reference code:
419/I_1_8_377_b
Owner signature:
W/337/09/W/327-328
Title:
Prof. Jerzy Janik, physicist, about the scientific meetings in Castel Gandolfo
Date:
2009-10-15
Size and medium:
501 MB; MP4
Creator's name:
Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła II
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Centrum Myśli Jana Pawła II
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FILMED AT:
bd
RECORDING DURATION:
00:19:13
JOURNALIST:
Witan Marcin
CAMERAMAN:
Augustynek Piotr
Short biographical note:
Jerzy Janik (1927-2012) - graduate of mathematics and physics at the University of Warsaw. Professor specializing in neutron physics, a longtime employee of The H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Literature, Doctor Honoris Causa of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Doctor Honoris Causa of the United Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna.
Interest in the issue of the relationship between science and philosophy (as well as religion) was the main reason for the meeting of prof. Janik and Karol Wojtyła in the 1950s. On the initiative of prof. Janik a group of intellectuals who were conducting joint discussions on the selected subject was invited. After the election of Cardinal Wojtyła as Pope, seminaries were already held at Castel Gandolfo.
Summary:
PART II
Information about the election of John Paul II that his interlocutor received during his visit in France. Correspondence with Wojtyła after his election as pope and invitation to the first scientific seminary in Castel Gandolfo in 1980 (these scientific meetings lasted until the death of John Paul II).
Participation in the seminary of an Orthodox priest from Russia. Speeches of John Paul II during the debates. Organization of discussions at Castel Gandolfo, daily schedule. The significance of the pope's presence during these discussions.
The story of Ilija Michajłowicz Frank, who was an agnostic, and at the end of his life became a believer (Orthodox) and asked the interlocutor to pass this information to John Paul II.