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Tomasz Stanisław Kowalski
dr. hab. prof. UJ
Department Pracownia Logiki
Phone ext. 1745
Email tomasz.skowalski<-at->uj.edu.pl
Address Grodzkka 52, 31-044 Kraków
Room room 30
Office hours Monday 15:00-16:00
site-www tomasz-kowalski.github.io
Research
interests
logi, algebra, model theory

Publications (website in preparation)

List of publications

 

Here is my full publication list


And here is my briefest CV.

I got my PhD here and worked for a bit at the Department of Logic. I left in 1998 to see more of the world. I was a rover for 23 years. Worked at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Australian National University, University of Cagliari, University of Lisbon, University of Melbourne, La Trobe University. It's good to be back to Ithaka. 

Ithaka

Translated by Edmund Keeley
As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
 
Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.
 
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
 
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
 
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.