During the recent XXXVI Convention in Sarbinowo 21-22 March 2015, prof. Zbigniew Kowalewski has been elected Chairman of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (PTMTS) for the new XXXVII cadence. Moreover prof. Zbigniew Kowalewski and Assoc. Prof. Elżbieta Pieczyska have been awarded the Gold Medals for Merit to PTMTS.

We are pleased to announce three new monographs: "Adaptive Feedback Control System for Reduction of Vibroacoustic Emission" (Ł. Nowak, IPPT Reports 2/2014), "Vibration Control with Smart Materials" (Cz. Bajer, B. Dyniewicz, D. Pisarski, J. M. Bajkowski, series: Biblioteka Mechaniki Stosowanej) and "Systemy uwalniania leków oparte na nanowłóknach" (P. Nakielski, IPPT Reports 1/2015.

On February 17, 2015, the professor’s nomination was granted to Jerzy Litniewski by Mr Bronisław Komorowski, the President of Poland. The nominee is an associate professor at Department of Ultrasound.

The Foundation for Polish Science has announced the winners of the third edition of the IMPULS competition.

We are pleased to announce the monograph GRAFEN - IPPT PAN COMPUTER OF BIOCENTRUM OCHOTA GRID, Eligiusz Postek, Tomasz A. Kowalewski, Editors.

The report concerns the computing cluster at IPPT PAN. The first part of the report is a user manual of the cluster. In the following one, we described selected applications of numerical methods in the computational biology, tectonophysics and fluid mechanics. Finally, we depicted a few selected computer programs that are implemented on the cluster.

On January 22, 2015, newly elected members of the Institute’s Scientific Council gathered on their first meeting in the new 2015-2018 term of office.