Three quarters >of an hour< with research is a series of talks with scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology about research projects implemented under research grants, obtained in competitions organized as part of the project “Excellence Initiative – Research University”.
Each episode is related to one project, and the purpose of such meetings is to familiarize the listener with the subject of the research and to present its practical dimension.
In the first episode, Darek Aksamit, a medical physicist from the Faculty of Physics Warsaw University of Technology, talks to Dr. Agnieszka Siemion (also from the Faculty of Physics WUT), who leads a team of scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology and the Center of Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) in Vilnius. The group is working on the use of terahertz radiation to image the phantom of healthy and cancer-changed tissues. The research is carried out as part of the FOTECH-1 research grant, organized as part of the project “Excellence Initiative – Research University” at the Warsaw University of Technology. More about the project here.
During the conversation, the concepts related to terahertz radiation are introduced in an accessible way, problems with generating and detecting such a wave range are also mentioned. The great application potential of this underestimated area of electromagnetic radiation is emphasized, especially in the context of x-rays that are more harmful to living organisms. The material is available as a podcast on popular streaming platforms, and the entire transcript can be read here.