The opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2016/2017 took place on October 27, 2016 at Biocentrum Ochota (Auditorium & Exhibition hall of the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAN).

On September 24-30,2016 Science Festival took place at IPPT PAN. In the annual event we presented the series of lectures and laboratory presentations for audience of all ages.

The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland granted a patent for the team of IPPT: prof. Tomasz A. Kowalewski, Diana Lamparska, Krzysztof Zembrzycki and Tomasz Kowalczyk, Ph.D. The invention "Method of producing mats of nanofibers" refers to a new method of forming membranes of electrospun nanofibers used rotating surface of the water as a collector nanofibers.

We are pleased to announce a monograph "Why must we work in the phase space?" (IPPT Reports 1/2016) by Jan J. Sławianowski, Frank E. Schroeck Jr., Agnieszka Martens. The authors are going to prove that the phase-space description is fundamental both in the classical and quantum physics.

On August 23, 2016, the General Assembly of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) has elected Professor Henryk Petryk the Secretary General.

The 40th Solid Mechanics Confrence SolMech 2016 organized by our Institute took place from August 30 to September 2, 2016.