10th International Conference on Luminiscence and Optical Spectroscopy, Prague 1996

Jan Hala - ICL 96 halaicl at karlov.mff.cuni.cz
Tue Jul 18 09:05:57 EST 1995

                           First Circular

          Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences

International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy
                         of Condensed Matter

                         August 18-23, 1996

The 1996 International Conference on Luminescence and Optical
Spectroscopy (ICL96) will take place at the Palace of Culture in
Prague, Czech Republic, in the period of August 18-23, 1996.  The
conference is organized every three years, the preceding ones
were held in 1966 in Budapest (Hungary), 1969 in Newark
(Delaware, USA), 1972 in Leningrad (USSR), 1975 in Tokyo (Japan),
1978 in Paris (France), 1981 in West Berlin, 1984 in Madison
(Wisconsin, USA), 1987 in Beijing (China), 1990 in Lisbon
(Portugal) and the latest one in 1993 in Storrs (Connecticut,
USA). The International Conference on Luminescence provides an
interdisciplinary forum to present the most recent developments
in fundamental and applied luminescence in organic and inorganic,
crystalline, amorphous and biological materials and systems.

International Organizing Committee: W.M. Yen   (Chair)	     USA
Local Organizing Committee:           J. Hala  (Chair)       Prague
                                    J.A. Mares (Vice Chair)  Prague
International Program Advisory Committee:
                                      P. Reineker (Chair)    Germany

The conference will consist of keynote plenary lectures, invited
and contributed oral communications in two parallel sessions, and
of poster sessions. Poster sessions will be utilized for informal
and stimulating discussions and exchange between participants.

 1.  Bulk semiconductors
 2.  Rare-earth and Transition-Metal Ions in  Insulators
 3.  Microstructures and Restricted Geometries
 4.  Disordered and Amorphous Materials
 5.  Organic Materials
 6.  Fluorescent Probes
 7.  Biological Systems
 8.  Point Centers and Defects in Crystals
 9.  Scintillators
10.  Non-linear Processes
11.  Ultra-fast Phenomena
12.  Coherent Processes
13.  Excitons and Collective Phenomena
14.  Energy Transfer and Dynamics
15.  Electroluminescence
16.  Fluorescence Microscopy
17.  Applications in Ecology
18.  Novel Techniques
19.  Others

The scope of  ICL'96 will be open to all aspects of fundamental
and applied luminescence research, including both experimental
and theoretical investigations. However, in selecting the
contributed and poster papers, priority will be given to those
with the above given topics. The organizers of the ICL'96 also
want to present luminescence applications in modern technologies,
such as:
- LED and semiconductor lasers
- new luminescence materials
- solid state laser materials,
- scintillators
- non-linear organic and inorganic materials
- ecological monitoring.
We believe that in the program we will find a good equilibrium
both between theoretical and experimental aspects of
luminescence research, and between presentations of inorganic,
organic and biological systems and materials.

Those who are interested in the ICL496 conference are requested
to complete the attached preliminary application card before the
end of September 1995. The Second Circular containing detailed
information will be mailed in the end of 1995.

ICL'96 will be held at the Palace of Culture which is the largest
congress center in Prague. The facilities of the Palace offer a
complete conference service, including modern lecture halls and
auditoria, rooms for poster sessions, restaurants, light
refreshment, etc. The Palace of Culture is located close to the
Vysehrad hill, one of the seven hills of Prague and the one which
is, across the Vltava river, opposite to the Prague Castle hill.
One of the most beautiful views of the Castle and Prague is from
the north-western part of the Palace. The Palace of Culture is
easily accessible by the Underground (line C) from the center of
Prague in a few minutes.
Many visitors believe that Prague is one of the most beautiful
cities worldwide. History of Prague as a capital of the Czech
state started in the 9th century since when Prague Castle was the
seat of the kings from the Czech Premysl dynasty. During the
following ten centuries Prague developed into a metropolis with a
population exceeding one million people. The long historical
development of Prague reflects itself in its architecture:
outstanding examples of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance,
Baroque, Rococo, and Classicist styles, as well as of Art Nouveau
and the early 20th century Modernism make Prague an architectural
museum of Western civilization. Countless churches, theaters,
museums, galleries and concert halls, together with the complex
of the Prague Castle, the seat of the President Havel, complete
the picture of Prague as a contemporary cultural Mecca. We
believe that you will be amazed not only by the ICL'96 but also
by Prague itself. Staying two or three days longer after the
Conference may be a good idea!

The most convenient travel to Prague is via the Prague-Ruzyne
International Airport, about 15 km from the city center. The
airport has daily connections with and via the most important
European, American and Asian airports. In Europe you can also get
to Prague by train from most European capitals. Prague is also
easily accessible by car from all directions. In the city you can
use its extensive and convenient public transport system
consisting of the Underground (three lines), trams and buses.

An exciting and interesting program of social events is planned
for the conference participants and their guests. We would like
to show you the beauties of the city and the country, such as
castles and chateaux,  spas, towns where famous Czech glass,
jewelry and beer are manufactured, and other interesting places.
Details of the social program will be  given in the Second

organized before and after the ICL496: The International Workshop
on Electroluminescence (Prof. H.-E. Gumlich, Technical University
Berlin) Berlin, Germany, August 13-15, 1996
The 2nd International Conference on Fluorescent Probes and
Fluorescence Microscopy  (Prof. J. Slavik, Czech  Acad. Sci.)
Prague, Czech Republic, August 25-28, 1996

Another meeting - ESCON'96 (Prof M. Schreiber, Technical
University Chemnitz-Zwikau) - related to the ICL'96 will be
organized in Bad Schandau, Germany, August 15-17, 1996

I wish to receive for my participation at the ICL'96:
Second Circular
Call for Papers

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J. Hala - ICL'96	
Department of Chemical Physics & Optics
Faculty of Mathematics & Physics
Charles University, CZ 121 16 Prague 2
Ke Karlovu 3, Czech Republic

e-mail: halaicl at karlov.mff.cuni.cz
phone : +422 21911421
fax   : +422 21911249

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