Robert Firmhofer

Dyrektor Robert Firmhofer

Historian of philosophy. Co-founder and CEO of the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. Co-founder and organizer of the Science Picnic – Europe’s largest outdoor science communication event. In 1994-2004 deputy director of the Polish Radio BIS and in 2004-2005 editor in chief for science and education. Since 2008 he has been a member of the board of ECSITE – European Association of Science Centres and Museums; in 2011-2013,
he served as president of the board of the organization. Since 2017 member of the board of ASTC – Association of Science and Technology Centres. Robert Firmhofer is also a member of the Science Communication Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Science Festival Programme Board. He has been engaged in the development of modern science communication for years. For outstanding achievements in this field, in 1998 he received the prestigious Hugo Steinhaus award, and in 2012 President Bronisław Komorowski awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 2014 he received the French National Order of Merit.