22-27 May 2017, Zakopane School of Physics Breaking Frontiers: Submicron Structures in Physics and Biology, Zakopane, Poland

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LII Zakopane School of Physics

"Breaking Frontiers: Submicron Structures in Physics and Biology"

Zakopane (Poland)
22nd to 27th May 2017

Symposium web page: zakopane2017.ifj.edu.pl

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The school is organized by the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow.


* Structures and properties of low-dimensional materials
- design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials
- coatings, multilayers, thin films, nanoparticles
- nanopatterning – pre- and post-growth processing, self-assembly and self-organization
- biological applications of nanostructured materials and nanoscaled magnetoelectronics

* Physics for medicine and biology
- DNA, cell and tissue damage
- influence of external factors on cells and tissues properties
- biofilms and biomaterials, bio-markers and bio-sensors
- molecular and intercellular interactions

* Towards protection of natural environment
- photosynthesis
- heavy metal stress, pollution, corrosion
- protection mechanisms evolved by living organisms
- monitoring and protection
- renewable sources of energy

* Recent technical achievements in submicron structure investigations
- IR, X-ray and particle micro- and nano-beams
- advanced imaging techniques
- sample preparation


Registration & payment: March 31st, 2017
Submitting abstracts: March 31st, 2017
Late payment: after March 31st, 2017
Manuscript submission: May 22nd, 2017

Contributions not accepted for the oral presentation may be presented during the poster session.


Registration is now OPEN


Young Researcher Bursaries of up to 500€ per person to attend this School are available. Support is for current PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, however, we encourage also undergraduate students to apply.


Ferenc Borondics Gif sur Yvette State of the art infrared spectromicroscopy
Russell Cowburn Cambridge Thin film magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications
Alexandre M. Dazzi Orsay AFMIR: when AFM meets IR
Wojciech Gawełda


Ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy of transition metal complexes relevant for catalysis
Matthias Hagner Konstanz 3D nanotomography of superconducting wires
Vaclav Holy Prague Processes of self-organization during deposition and growth of nanoparticles
Karol Janulewicz Warszawa Phase transitions in solids by femtosecond laser irradiation. Extreme states of matter
Zoltan Jurek Hamburg New research opportunities with the use of Free Electron Laser facilities
Denys Makarov Dresden Flexible electronics: from interactive on-skin devices to in vivo applications
Chris Milne Villigen Opportunities for research at the SwissFEL X-ray Free Electron Laser
Natalie Mueller Kouto Synchrotron radiation based evaluation of functional nanomaterials for environmental applications
Jerzy Pełka Warszawa XUV and X-Ray Free Electron Lasers in biology and medicine: current status and trends
Marek Przybylski Kraków Fundamental Limits of Nanotechnology
Anantharaman M. Riyer Cochin tba
Ryszard Sobierajski Warszawa Scientific opportunities and challenges at Free Electron Lasers
Olga Sosnovtseva Copenhagen Raman spectroscopy - A tool for redox biology research
Holger Stiel Berlin Nanoscale imaging using laser based laboratory X-ray sources
Jakub Szlachetko Kielce Nonlinear interaction of X-rays with matter
Sven Toleikis Hamburg X-ray FELs - ideal photon sources to investigate ultra-fast phenomena and extreme conditions in matter
Przemysław Wachulak Warszawa Nanoimaging using soft X-ray and EUV sources
Beata Ziaja-Motyka


Transitions in matter induced by intense X-ray radiation and their diagnostics