Dr. honoris causa, Lvivska Politechnika

The photograph of the table: I am even in a better company than I thought! I knew about Maria Skłodowska-Curie as the first recipient of a honorary degree from the Politechnika. I did not know about Ferdinand Foch – the only person in history who was Marshall of France, of Poland and of Great Britain. It says so on his monument which stands at Trocadero in Paris (a hill overlooking the Eiffel Tower): Foch, Marechal de France, d’Angleterre et de Pologne.
Note there is no first name. Apparently he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies against Germany and Austria during World War I. It should says also: Dr. honoris causa, Lvivska Politechnika!
Another „colleague” I did not know about is Ignacy Moscicki. He was a chemist, a professor at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (Swiss National Politechnika) in Zurich and an inventor of the first method to make ozone, called an apparatus to make mountain air. Later on of course he was President of Poland.
Roman Ingarden was a world-known philosopher. I have invited for a seminar his son, Roman Stanislaw Ingarden, a good physicist working on the theory of information, but not a world class like his father.
Kazimierz Bartel was a Prime Minister of Poland after World War I and a friend of the pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Witold Brostow [2004]

 

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