CCC

CCC stands for the three leitmotifs of the 19th ESFC conference which serve as science and art anchors of the meeting.
 
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe (heliocentric model). The publication of Copernicus' model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution. A student of the Universities of Cracow and Bolonia, Copernicus was consciously a citizen of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. We aim at organizing a half-day trip to Copernicus’s birthplace in Toruń.

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849), "a Varsovian by birth, a Pole at heart and by his talent a citizen of the world", is the most eminent piano composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. His music being described as “cannons hidden among flowers”, and his performances, led to Robert Schumann’s famous statement: "Hats off, gentlemen! A genius". We plan to bring the 19th ESFC attendees to Chopin’s birth place at a small village close to Warsaw, where concertos in the open air are held on weekends, as well as to the Chopin Institute and museum at Ostrogski palace.

Mme. Curie (1867–1934), born Maria Salomea Skłodowska, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win it twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She named the first chemical element that she discovered in 1898 polonium, after her native country. In 1995 she became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. Local trips to Mme. Curie’s birth place in the old town of Warsaw (now the headquarters of the Polish Chemical Society), as well as to the Radium Institute for the research and the treatment of which she founded in 1925, will be organized.