Professor of Physics
Ludwik Kostro studied physics and philosophy at the "Sapienza" University and the Gregorian University in Rome from 1963 to 1970. In 1975 he joined the University of Gda?sk, until 1994 as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the Physics Institute and from 1994 onward as a Full Professor in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, of which he served as Director. He is presently Director of the Department for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science at the same University. Since 1988 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physics Essays (Ottawa, Canada). He is a member of the board of the Interdivisional Group of History of Physics at the European Society of Physics, and serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Conferences on Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory held every two years at Imperial College in London and sponsored by the British Society for Philosophy of Science. Since 1986 he has been Secretary of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the Gdansk Scientific Society. He is the author of 79 scientific papers in physics and philosophy, as well as several books, e.g., Eros, Sex and Abortion in the Critical Catholicism (Scientia, 1999). He has been awarded a number of major prizes. The French Government decorated him with the Les Palmes Acad?miques medal.