6th International Conference
on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter
6-9 July 2004, Cracow, Poland
Cracow (present population of about 1 million inhabitants) has a long historical tradition of culture and science. Its old centre is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. Resplendent with historical monuments, it offers a unique atmosphere both for regular sight-seeing and for leisurely strolls. The Tatra Mountains and the salt mine in Wieliczka are other places in the region that would be worth visiting.
The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, is the oldest one in this part of Europe (Nicolas Copernicus was one of its students). Its ancient buildings, dating back to the 14th century, accommodate the University Museum, which the participants will have a chance to visit. Presently the university has some 35000 students (including the medical faculties).
The Department of Theoretical Chemistry, organizing the conference, was founded in 1952, and was chronologically one of the first departments of this kind in the world.