ABOUT THE ISSRNS
The ISSRNS is a series of biennial conference meetings organized in Poland since 1992. It has traditionally been devoted to recent advances and new techniques employing synchrotron radiation (SR) in physics, chemistry, materials science, crystallography, biology and medicine as well as in the fields of archeometry, environmental protection, geology, quality control, etc. The aim of this interdisciplinary meeting is also to bring together scientists working with synchrotron radiation and those who would like to learn more about the sources and specific experimental techniques.
The ISSRNS has a format of advanced workshop covering recent developments of synchrotrons and short-wavelength free electron lasers and providing a forum for reporting the most recent achievements in fundamental and applied research. Several introductory and tutorial lectures addressed to young researchers (M.Sc. and Ph.D. level), as well as to new potential users of the synchrotron radiation are foreseen.
ISSRNS 2014, the International Year of Crystallography and other events
The year 2014 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Crystallography. This fact will be honored at the ISSRNS 2014 by a special session devoted to the recent milestone advances in the discipline, whose progress is strictly related to the development of modern SR sources - synchrotrons and short-wavelength FELs.
In Poland, the first national synchrotron SOLARIS in Krakow is under construction, to be operational in late 2014. A concept of POLFEL, the Polish free electron laser proposed to be constructed at National Center for Nuclear Research in Otwock/Świerk also reaches its maturity. These facts will pronouncedly extend the program of the incoming meeting beyond its traditional topics to promote integration of the SR community of users, designers and constructors of the advanced synchrotron sources.
Warsaw (Pol.: Warszawa) - The Capital City of Poland. The town is located on the Vistula River, in the central stretch of its reaches, in the flat region only about 100 m above sea level, in the central-eastern part of Poland. The historic center of Warsaw, together with the Royal Castle, is situated on the picturesque high escarpment on the left bank of the Vistula River. The old town, with a vast majority of historical houses, palaces and churches with their interiors, had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered in World War II, during which 85% of its buildings were destroyed.
Currently, Warsaw is the major center of education in Poland. More than twenty university or academy-level institutions educate 280,000 students. Apart its leading role as a political and business center of Poland, Warsaw is now a city of culture and science, with numerous theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries, music centers and cabarets.
Conference center at Hotel BOSS is situated on the right bank of the Vistula river, near the administrative city limit of Warsaw, 20-25 km off the city center, on the edge of the Mazovian Landscape Park, a large (c.a. 160 sq. km), natural remnant of much greater ancient forest. This picturesque region, with forest grown on sandy Mazovian soil has for years attracted visitors from the Warsaw agglomeration who relax and get in some fresh air.
CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
June in Poland is usually a warm, nice month with plenty of sunshine and blooming trees and flowers. The daily mean temperature at this time of the year is about 17 °C, with average high 22 °C during the day. However, cold weather and rains may happen with temperature drop down to 5 °C, especially during the night. Therefore warm clothes and umbrellas may be useful.
The Organizing Committee cannot accept any liability for medical or other problems. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and other insurance.
The official language of the Symposium is English.