4-8 August 1997, Krystal Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Next workshops on Laser Physics:
L P H Y S'98
L P H Y S'99

Organized by
International journal Laser Physics
General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Technical University, Prague
Sponsored by
Russian Federation Ministry of the Science and Technology
Co-sponsored by
University du Quebec, INRS-Energie et Materiaux, Canada

CHAIRMAN: Alexander M. Prokhorov (Russia)
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Pavel P. Pashinin (Russia)

S.N. Bagayev (Institute of Laser Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
V.S. Bagnato (University de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
N.P. Bigelow (University of Rochester, USA)
C.J. Borde' (Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie & Universite' Paris-Nord, Paris, France)
S.L. Chin (Laval University, Quebec, Canada)
F. De Martini (University of Rome, Rome, Italy)
A. Dudelzak (Canadian Space Agency, Quebec, Canada)
A.M. Dykhne (Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, Moscow, Russia)
R.W. Eason (University of Southampton, UK)
G. Ferrante (Palermo University, Italy)
C. Fotakis (Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Greece)
S.A. Gonchukov (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia)
S.R. Hartmann (Columbia University, New York, USA)
G. Huber (Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany)
M. Jelinek (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
V.I. Konov (General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
N.I. Koroteev (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
N. Kroo (Central Research Institute for Physics, Budapest, Hungary)
P. Leiderer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
J.T. Manassah (The City University of New York, New York, USA)
G.J. Muller (Institute of Laser and Medicine Technology, Berlin, Germany)
S. Nakai (Osaka University, Japan)
V.V. Osiko (General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
P.M. Saari (Estonian Institute of Physics, Tartu, Estonia)
V.V. Samartsev (Kazan Physics Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
W. Sandner (Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany)
I.A. Shcherbakov (General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
R.W. Solarz (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA)
R. Steiner (Institute of Laser Technologies in Medicine, Ulm, Germany)
E.A. Vinogradov (Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Russia)
H. Walther (Max-Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany)
C. Yamanaka (Institute for Laser Technology, Osaka, Japan)
V.I. Yukalov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia)
E.M. Zolotov (General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia) SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM Traditionally a few selected topics in a large area of laser physics will be considered at the separate seminars. General section will attempt to cover some developments and trends in scientific fields where lasers are being studied and used. Two halls will be available for parallel work. The program will consist of invited lectures together with contributed oral and poster presentations. In addition to scientific posters an advertising matter of institutions, firms and industrial products would be welcome (Evgeny M. Zolotov). The total number of Workshop participants is planned to be about 110. The Workshop language is English.

Here you can find the full WORKSHOP'S PROGRAM

SCIENTIFIC SEMINARS and their Co-Chairs:

APPLICATIONS and ABSTRACTS Attendants are invited to present contributions related to workshop program. Addresses or applications in an arbitrary form together with abstracts should be e-mailed to Dr. Andrey N. Kapitanov, or preferably directly to the Russian co-chair of corresponding seminar. One-page abstract must contain: title; list of authors (principal author first); affiliations; correspondence including phones, faxes, e-mails; and the text of abstract.

PROCEEDINGS The Workshop materials accepted by International Advisory & Program Committee will be published in the international journal Laser Physics. At this site the rules of manuscript preparation could be found.

WORKSHOP FEES An early registration fee of $ 250 is valid prior to June 4, 1997.
After 4 of June, 1997, full registration fee of $ 300 should be paid. Bank transfer due date is July 31, 1997. Cash payment of full registration fee can be made at registration desk on site. No personal cheques or credit cards will be accepted. The registration fee covers all Workshop's printed materials, the welcome party, and banquet. This fee also covers the Special Issue of Laser Physics journal with Workshop Proceedings. Special Issue will be mailed to participants within several months after Workshop.
Student registration fee is $ 150 if paid before June 4, 1997 and $ 200 if paid after June 4, 1997. The fee covers all Workshop printed materials, welcome party and a banquet.
Fee payment should be made by telegraphic transfer to the following account:

Do not forget to indicate in your transfer that the payment is in reference to Workshop-97. It will be appreciated if a copy of your bank's transfer advice confirming your payment is sent to our fax: +7 095 148-2780.

Registration of the participants starts on August 3 at the Krystal Hotel


LPHYS'97 will be held at Krystal Hotel, J. Martiho 2/407, 16041 Praha 6 - Veleslavin; phone: 316-2761, fax: 316-4215.
Jose Martiho is a small quiet street parallel to Evropska on the right side if running from airport. Evropska is a big street connecting airport and city's central area. Krystal hotel locates somewhere in the middle of Evropska. Hotel is ten minutes by streetcar from the central part of the city and fifteen minutes by city bus to airport.

This hotel serves well for conference activity being a centre of management studies of the Charles University and Czech Technical University. This is a reason for some discount prices for workshop participants.

Hotel checkout time is 11 a.m., but luggage could be saved up to 4-5 p.m..


Being at the airport take the bus No. 119 and run along Evropska up to the station KOOSPOL (8 stops). Walk hundred meters to J. Martiho and then to the left up to the hotel.

At the main railway station HLAVNI NADRAZI take metro (line C) and go one stop to station MUSEUM. Here make a transfer to line A and go to the end station DEJVICKA. Here you can take trams (streetcars) No. 2 or 26 and go to the station KOOSPOL (8 stops); or take the bus No. 119 to reach KOOSPOL station at the 3rd stop. Coming to KOOSPOL from the center you should cross Evropska street. 
The price of a bus ticket is 10 Cz Kr. Tickets are also valid for metro and trams.

Be careful with TAXI drivers. Ask the total cost in advance. It is good to conceive your route. The cost of taxi from airport is about 200 Cz Kr (not more than $10), from train station it could be 500 Cz Kr.

CULTURE PROGRAM Workshop will be provided with a culture program including sightseeing tours of magnificent city of Prague, theaters, museums and jazz sessions.