The author of this website and materials presented here is me - Marek Ples. I am a biotechnologist by education - this science perfectly combines biological, medical, chemical and physical fields of science. In the past, I was involved in practical issues in the field of genetics and medicine - in particular, treatment of burns and transplantation. I am currently working on my PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
I am also the author of tens of articles in fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and physics - both in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as in popular scientific ones. Bibliography in chronological order is available here.
One of manifestations of my passion for science popularization is creation of private project WeirdScience, and thus this website.
I am happy to work with all forms of knowledge popularization in mentioned science fields. I have been interested in natural sciences and electronics for a very long time, actually since early childhood. Fortunately, my interests met with understanding of my family.
Professor Jan Gaj in his book "Laboratorium fizyczne w domu" (eng. "The Physics Laboratory at Home") wrote that a physicist is a man who did not grow up from opening his grandfather's watch only to find out what is inside and how it actually works. I think that this idea can be extended to representatives of all natural sciences. In my opinion, the constant repetition of the spell "What-How-Why?" allows you to understand the world and appreciate its beauty.
Apart from matters which interest me, which I presented on this website, I also take interest in other fields and activities. I love good books and movies and I am passionate about classical music, but not only. Contemporary music also has a lot to offer.
If you would like to exchange any of your thoughts with me, please feel free to contact me. You can find contact details here.