15th Summer School on Crystal Growth - ISSCG-15
August 4-10, 2013 Gdańsk, Poland
From Jan Czochralski to high-pressure nitride growth – the development and topics of crystal growth in Poland
Nucleation and Growth Kinetics
In-situ observation of crystal growth by advanced optical methods
Growth from melt
Solution growth of inorganic and organic molecular crystals - cancelled by lecturer
Metalorganic Vapour Phase Epitaxy of GaN on Si: from Principles to Devices
Biomineral and Biomimetic Crystallization
Dorota A. Pawlak
Self organizing materials
A competition for ISSCG-15 students will be held and recognition for 3 outstanding posters will be given. The awards shall consist of a Certificate for the winning author and cash for $150 (1st prize), $100 (2nd prize) and $50 (3rd prize).
Poster boards will accommodate A1 size posters. We strongly recommend that posters are in Portrait orientation.
Submitting the abstract is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate the School without poster presentation.
We kindly ask you to read instructions posted below.
You can choose two experiments and we are waiting for your declaration during registration (Sunday and Monday). The experimental session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Experiment 3: "Microcrystalline analysis of cations"
Experiment 4: "Rapid crystallization of sodium thiosulfate Na2S2O3"
Experiment 5: "Growth of electrodeposited Cu fractals"
Experiment 6: "Deformation of a nanowire"
2014 - the International Year of Crystallography ( prospectus in English);
Registration is subject to acceptance by the Organizing Committee. In the case that a registration is refused by the Committee then the full fees will be refunded.
Early Bird Discounted Fee: 2000 PLN (aprox. 490 Eur)
Before June 1st, 2013
Late Registration (Higher Fees): 2200 PLN (aprox. 540 Eur)
After June 1st, 2013
Registration Cancellation Deadline:
June 15, 2013
If you wish to cancel your registration you should email us this in writing. Cancellations made before the June 15, 2013 will be refunded in 100% of the amount paid. Cancellations made after the June 15, 2013 will be refunded in 50%.
The summer school will be held at Main Building of the Gdansk University of Technology and hosted by the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics
Gdansk University of Technology
Here is an useful map that shows details of the campus including location of dormitories and the Man Building.
The dormitory address (DS 4) is "Do Studzienki 61" in Gdansk. Remember - this is Gdansk Technical University campus, NOT University of Gdansk (!).
For a more detailed Google map of the location of the campus click here.
There is a Tourist Information desk in the arrival hall of the
Please go there and meet with other participants (look for ISSCG-15 sign or poster).
You can share a taxi or take a bus together.
There is a currency exchange office at the airport, but the rate
insane. You will get about 25% less than you can expect. Therefore if you
think you must have Polish zloty for taxi, bus, etc. maybe you can exchange
only 5 or 10 EUR (you may pay for a bus ticket and taxi using credit card -
more information below). On Monday you will be able to exchange your cash in
the town with a much better rate.
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is an international airport located in Rebiechowo west of Gdansk, close to the city centres of the Tricities: Gdansk (12 km), Gdynia (23 km) and Sopot (10km). There are direct domestic and international connections:
Gdansk can be reached by train from all bigger Polish cities and neighbouring countries. On the website of Polish Railway ( PKP) you can check possible connections, plan your journey route and check prices.
Gdansk is connected to the south by the A1 motorway with Torun, Lodz and Katowice. The S7 route connects Gdansk with Warszawa and Krakow.
There are direct connections to Gdansk and Gdynia from Sweden and Finland. Polferries operates ferry service between Gdansk and Nynäshamn in Sweden, Stena Line operates ferry service between Gdynia and Karlskrona in Sweden and Finnlines operates ferry service between Gdynia and Helsinki in Finland.
By public transportation
From the airport take bus number 110 to Gdansk-Wrzeszcz (the trip takes approximately 25 minutes, the timetable is available here. Afterwards take three stops by tram number 5, 6, 9, 11 or 12 towards Gdansk. If you plan to travel by public transportation, buy the 24-hours ticket in the ticket machine located near main bus stops in Gdansk or in the bus. You should validate your ticket in machine on a bus.
If you decide to take a bus - at the bus station there are two
machines (they look like this:
http://radaujescisko.pl/zdjecia/automaty-biletowe-w-gdansku.jpg) and you can
choose language (PL, ENG, GER). You can pay using a credit/debit card in
those machines. You can also buy a ticket from a bus driver but you will
have to pay using Polish zloty.
Taxis are almost always available at Gdansk airport. They are faster, but also more expensive than the public transportation.
We do not recommend accepting a "casual" taxi from the airport.
highly recommend ordering a taxi in advance or calling "Hallo Taxi" company
from the airport. More info you can be found here (in ENG):
You will get 20% discount by ordering taxi this way. You will also
to pay taxi by credit card, but it should be clearly mentioned in your
ordering form. Travel from the airport to the dormitory by the specified
taxi service will cost about 50 PLN (~12 EUR). A taxi from the other
company - taken directly from the airport may cost much more.
By public transportation
From the train station you should take tram number 2, 6, 9, 11 or 12 to the "Opera Baltycka" stop. The trip takes 8 minutes. Single journey tickets are available in ticket machines and in trams. Remember to validate your ticket in the vehicle.
There is a taxi stop in front of the Gdansk Glowny train station. The journey takes around 10 minutes and should not cost more than 50 zl.
Gdansk - the thousand-year-old, beautiful port on the Baltic Sea has a gentle climate and beautiful beaches. In its golden age, this "Pearl of the North" enjoyed the unique status of a municipal republic. It was a melting pot of cultures and ethnical groups. The air of tolerance and the wealth built on trade made culture, science, and art flourish. A famous seaside resort Sopot is nearby. The exclusive architecture of the Old Town, including the largest brick Gothic church in the world, and a dozen gates including the historic Crane Gate (XIV century) situated on the Motlawa River, is undoubtedly worth exploring. No visitor to Gdansk will be able to resist its charm. When visiting the charming and truly unique Mariacka Street you will be amused by the beauty of the amber on sale. To buy a piece of amber from Gdansk is a must! We look forward to welcoming you in Gdansk!
You are responsible for making your own arrangements. However, we have reserved a number of college rooms that can be booked with a special discount by 1st of June 2013. The price for a single room is 50 PLZ (~ 13 EUR) per night and this is a special rate for the school participants only. In order to book a room please contact directly to the person responsible for booking via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note these are the dormitory rooms at the University campus, located approximately 1km from the Gdansk University of Technology campus building, in which all sessions will take place. There are 56 single and 56 double renovated rooms, equipped with basic furniture: a bed, a desk, a wardrobe, and a fridge. There is a bathroom (shower and toilet) which is shared with the other room.
Here are two pictures of the exemplary room.
Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics
ul. Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12
Fax: [+48] 58 347 2821