Cracow School of Theoretical
About the School
School of Theoretical Physics has been organized yearly since 1961. Its
topics cover various aspects of theoretical physics, however, reviews of
experimental results are usually also presented. Several pedagogical lectures,
aimed at graduate students and young postgraduates who work in the particular
field, are always arranged. The written version of the lectures is published
in the school proceedings by Acta
Physica Polonica B. Lecture sessions will be arranged in mornings and
evenings. Afternoons will be free for discussions. Some time in the evening
sessions will be allocated for short presentations by younger participants
of the School. One day during the School will be free.
About the place.
is a popular summer and winter resort in Southern Poland, 100 km south
from Cracow. The Tatra
Mountains, a range of alpine character with peaks 2000-2600m high,
surrounding Zakopane provide excellent walking and hiking opportunities.
Zakopane is also famous for one of the most interesting of Polish theatres
and some good art galleries. Cracow,
the former capital of Poland is a unique city at the European scale. Its
architectural monuments ranging through romanesque, gothic, baroque and
renaissance styles containing the imposing fortifcation of the Wawel Castle,
several tens of churches and many other historic edefices are the most
remarkable. The layout
of the City with the immense area of the Main Market Square dating
to its location in 13th century is exceptional as well. Cracow is also
one of the most important centres of Polish intellectual and artistic life.
Its Jagellonian University was founded in 1364. Cracow hosts a great number
of active art galleries, theaters, orchestras and choirs and many international
art and music festivals take place here. To stress its role in the European
cultural life, the European-Community authorities have chosen Cracow to
act as one of nine cultural capitals of Europe in the year 2000. One day
during the School will be free, in order to allow the participants for
going for a longer hike in the Tatra mountains or visiting Cracow or neighbouring
Wieliczka, where a medieval
salt mine is located.
Accommodation in Zakopane
will be lodged in the "Geovita" hotel. The lecture hall, the restaurant
and the reception desk will be there as well. The hotel is located a short
distance from the centre of the town. Its address: DW "Geovita", 34-500
Zakopane, Wierchowa 4. Some participants may be also lodged in one of the
hotels in the neighbourhood of the "Tatry" hotel. The accommodation will
be mainly in double rooms, however, restricted amount of single rooms is
available upon request.
There is a
large number of flights from various European airports to the Cracow (Krakow)
airport and they provide the most convenient way to get to Cracow. Otherwise,
one can fly to Warsaw and take an express train to Cracow afterwards. It
takes 2 hours 40' to get from Warsaw to Cracow, however, it can take almost
as much time to get from the Warsaw airport to the railway station, especially
in rush hours, so the travel can become long this way. Coach transportation
will be organized to take the participants from Cracow directly to the
hotel in Zakopane.
Guests needing a visa to enter Poland should apply for it well in advance.
fax: ++ 48 12 6334079