Przemysław Dereń

Przemysław Dereń

Institute of Low Temperatures and Structural Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław  


Assoc. Prof. Przemysław Jacek Dereń is a physicist and coordinator of the NEW LOKS project, a two-time winner of the prestigious Brussels Europa international innovation competition.

In the movie “Gravity,” fragments of an old, disused satellite crash into a space station. The collision results in the formation of a high volume of debris, which in turn damages more satellites, causing the breakdown of GPS and the Internet, putting our planet on the brink of chaos. Although this is merely a science fiction blockbuster, the situation it depicts could easily occur in Earth’s orbit. How can we prevent it from happening?


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