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An image in the shades of blue representing the face of Nicolaus Copernicus.
World Copernican Congress. Krakow part
  • 24.05.2023
  • 26.05.2023

The year 2023 is the Year of Nicolaus Copernicus. The date is connected to the 550th birthday anniversary and the 480th death anniversary of this remarkable figure. The World Copernican Congress, organised in Toruń, Krakow, and Olsztyn, will be a special event to commemorate the great astronomer. The Krakow part of the Congress will take place between May 24 and 26, 2023 in the Jagiellonian University Auditorium Maximum (33 Krupnicza Street).

The main goal of the World Copernican Congress is to present an overview of research into the life and activity of this excellent scholar and astronomer and his influence on the development of science, culture, and art. The Congress is a dynamic event: its inauguration took place on February 19, 2023 in Toruń; subsequent sessions will take place in Krakow (May 24-26) and Olsztyn (June 21-24), only to return to Toruń in September.

The Krakow part of the Congress has been divided into two segments – philosophy: The Copernican Heritage and economy: On Money.

The first segment consists of three panels:

  • Copernicus’ Influence: on the evolution of worldviews
    A panel discussing Copernicus’ influence both on scientific and everyday perspectives on the world as well as the dynamics of changes in these perspectives. The panel will feature philosophers, historians, anthropologists, theologians, and literary scholars.
  • Revolutions in Science
    A panel devoted to the nature of the Copernican Revolution in science and, more generally, all great scientific revolutions. The panel will be attended by philosophers, science scholars, science historians, and psychologists. Professor Andrzej Jajszczyk from the AGH University will be a member of the plenary session titled Revolution and crisis in science: lessons from the past and future perspectives.
  • The Anthropic Principle
    A panel on the anthropic principle, first formulated during the 1973 Copernican Congress. The panel is dedicated to philosophers, cosmologists, and mathematicians.

The starting point for the second, economic section will be the Nicolaus Copernicus’ Monetae cudendae ratio treatise, dedicated to the considerations on the value of money and the monetary reform. This historical introduction shall provoke a discussion related to the present times and the future of monetary policy that has been going on between exquisite scientists, economists-practitioners, and the representatives of the most important financial institutions.

The participation in the World Copernican Congress in free, however, registration is mandatory.

More details about the Congress


One of the partners of the Year of Nicolaus Copernicus in Krakow is the AGH University represented by the Space Technology Centre, which, among other things, organises the 6th KGK Space Resources Conference.

The Year of Nicolaus Copernicus in Krakow