Warsaw University, Heavy Ion Laboratory, 30.06 - 4.07.1998



The conference is organized to commemorate the centennial of the discovery of Polonium and Radium. The main goal of the meeting is to discuss the achievements and future of the low energy nuclear physics after first hundred years. The conference will be hosted by the Heavy Ion Laboratory of the Warsaw University operating a recently commissioned K=160 heavy-ion cyclotron and therefore is also supposed to become a forum to exchange ideas about programs which can be attractive for heavy-ion low-energy accelerators.


  • Exotic nuclei (nuclei far from stability, uncommon isomeric states...);
  • Coulomb excitation and Coulomb-nuclear interference;
  • Giant resonances;
  • Nuclear reactions close to the Coulomb barrier (direct transfer, fusion, preequlibrium,...... );
  • Deep-inelastic reactions;
  • Applications (astrophysics, medical, materials technology).

Advisory Board:

Juha Äystö (Jyväskylä University)
Jorrit de Boer (LMU Munich)
George Dracoulis (ANU Canberra)
Till von Egidy (TU Munich)
Hubert Flocard(IN2P3 Paris)
Joël Galin, (GANIL Caen)
Andrée Gizon (ISN Grenoble)
Mark Huyse (IKS Leuven)
Atilla Krasznahorkay (INP Debrecen)
Reiner M. Lieder (IK Julich)
Witold Nazarewicz (ORNL Oak Ridge)
Wolfram von Oertzen (HMI Berlin)
Yuri Ts. Oganessian (JINR Dubna)
Ernst Roeckl (GSI Darmstadt)
Mitsuo Sakai (INS Tokyo)
John F. Sharpey-Schaffer (NAC Faure)
Örjan Skeppstedt (Chalmers University, Göteborg)
Jan Styczen (INP Cracow)
Zdzislaw Szymanski (Warsaw University)
Zdzislaw Wilhelmi (Warsaw University)

The conference proceedings will be published in a refereed journal. The program will include several invited talks covering the primary topics as well as a number of contributed presentations selected on the basis of the abstracts which should be preferentially sent via e-mail.
The proposed subjects do not necessarily have to strictly adhere to the list of primary topics! The objective of the event is to present new vistas, so all good ideas are welcome.
Abstracts should be no longer than one page and received as soon as possible, but no later than by 31 of March 1998. They can be transmitted via e-mail as plain ASCII text or as an attached MSWord for Windows file or posted (diskette + hard copy) to HIL. The only requirement is the outline of the abstract. Authors selected for the oral presentation will be notified by the end of April. Abstracts will be presented in a booklet with the conference program.
The last day of the conference will start with a panel discussion with the working title: Heavy ion physics - decline and revival. During this event short, five-minutes presentations, covering both general issues and specific problems can be presented and discussed. The conference will be concluded by a summary lecture.

Poster boards will be available. The size of a poster should not exceed 80 x 120 cm. Poster session is independent of the oral presentations, therefore even if you do not plan to give a seminar you are encouraged to present a poster.


Nikolas Alamanos, France
Juha Äystö, Finland
Angela Bonaccorso, Italy
Rafal Broda, Poland
Peter Butler, England
Douglas Cline, USA
Carlos H. Dasso, Denmark
Jacek Dobaczewski, Poland
Jorge Fernandez-Niello, Argentina
Doris Forkel-Wirth, Switzerland
Ettore Gadioli, Italy
Sydney Gales, France
Daniel Guerreau, France
Dieter Habs, Germany
Ari Jokinen, Finland
Marta Kicinska-Habior, Poland
Matti Leino, Finland
Anne M.J. Paans, Holland
Marek Pfützner, Poland
Udo Schröder, USA
Jocelyne Sauvage, France
Ziemowid Sujkowski, Poland
Massimo Di Toro, Italy
Andrzej K. Wróblewski, Poland


Those who wish to attend the conference are asked to fill the enclosed registration form and return it (by post, e-mail or fax) no later than by the end of April.
The conference fee amounts to 280 USD. This covers lunches, social events - welcome reception, conference dinner and a concert - as well as conference proceedings.
Payment (280 USD or equivalent in any convertible currency) should be made to:

Fundacja Cyklotronu
ul. Pasteura 5A, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland

Bank: PKO BP V o/Warszawa, Poland
Bank address: ul. Grojecka 1/3; 02-019 Warszawa, Poland
Account number: 10201055-144094-270-1

Late payments can be made at the reception desk in which case only Polish currency will be accepted. Money can be exchanged at the airport, in all major banks and at numerous money exchange points. Early payment via bank transfer will be appreciated and will assure either discounts for hotel rates or priority in reserving cheap guest rooms. Please fax or mail the copy of the receipt of money transfer.
The fee for accompanying persons is 120 USD and covers participation in social events.


Participants who need visa for an entry in Poland should contact the Polish Embassy or Consulate in their residence country in due course. In case when letter of invitation or confirmation of participation is needed please contact the organizers.


Deadline for abstracts: 31 of March
Deadline for registration: 30 of April
Selected authors notification: 30 of April
3rd announcement: end of May
Deadline for camera ready texts: 30 of June
before the end of May - full refund (fee and accommodation minus operational cost)
after the end of May - 50%
CONFERENCE: 30 June - 4 July
welcome reception: 30 of June
conference dinner: 2 of July
concert: 3 of July
post-conference excursion: 5 of July (for more details see our WWW page soon)

The 3rd Announcement will provide scientific program and useful travel information



The organizers can assist you with arranging the accommodation in Warsaw. The following options are available:
HOTELS: prices given below are for room per night and include breakfast. In case of earlier prepayment the reduced prices will be available.

base price / reduced price

VERA*** 15 min walk from the conference site

single 94 USD / 71 USD
double 110 USD / 83 USD

GROMADA*** 30 min walk or 10 min by public bus from conference site

single 80 USD / 68 USD
double 86 USD / 73 USD

HOSTELS (limited number of places): prices include breakfast.

PAN of the Polish Academy of Science 15 min walk

single 33 USD
double 40 USD

HERA of the Warsaw University 30-40 min by public buses
(a bus shuttle will be provided only in the morning - travel time 20 min)

single 21 USD
double 29 USD
rooms with WC & washbasin (showers available outside the rooms)

In case of hotels VERA and GROMADA the discount will be available depending on earlier reservation and prepayments. If you are interested, please fill out an appropriate place in the attached registration form and make the money transfer together with your conference fee.
Guest rooms in HOSTELS will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of the conference fee and accommodation prepayment.

                                                                 For the organizing committee:

Tomasz Czosnyka Co-Chairman (HIL)
Jerzy Jastrzebski: Co-Chairman (HIL)
Anna Stolarz: Scientific Secretary (HIL)
Danka Chmielewska: SINS, Swierk
Jan Zylicz: Inst. Exp. Phys., Warsaw University

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