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prof. dr hab. Jan Petykiewicz 1932-2021

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The funeral Mass will be celebrated on April 28, 2021, at 12:00 in the Church of St. Krzysztof in Warsaw, ul. Niedzielskiego 4, followed by a discharge to the family grave at the Wawrzyszewski cemetery in Warsaw.

Holy Mass will be broadcast online. Link 1  Link 2


It is with deep regret that we inform you that he died on April 14, 2021


Prof. dr hab. Jan Petykiewicz


Elected Dean of the FTiMS Faculty in the first democratic elections in 1981. 

Director of the Institute of Physics, co-founder and activist of NSZZ Solidarność. 

Decorated with the Medal of the Warsaw University of Technology. 

Outstanding scientist in the field of wave optics theory, particularly the theory of diffraction, integrated and non-linear optics. 

Author of monographs and textbooks, educator of many generations of opticians.

An excellent educator and academic teacher. 

He inspired his attitude and aroused respect.

A wonderful, kind man.

His work made a great contribution to the achievements of the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University of Technology.

We express our deepest sympathy to the professor's family.


Dean, Faculty Council, staff, and students
Of the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University of Technology