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XXI Czech-Polish seminar

Structural and ferroelectric phase transitions

Sezimovo Usti, Czech Republic
May 19 – 23, 2014

The idea of regular scientific meetings of physicists involved in studies of ferroelectrics and phase transitions in Poland and Czechoslovakia followed inevitably from the success of first such an event in Blazejewko in 1979. The Seminar was organized in collaborating of the Department of Dielectrics of the Institute of Physics of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Ferroelectric Lab of the Institute of Molecular Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences. The Seminars are an international forum for presentation of recent results, unconstrained discussions and initiating of joint studies. This conference series results not only in scientific integration but also in close cooperation and friendship. The bianual event usually brings together about 100–120 participants in a proportion: approximately one third from the Czech Republic, one third from Poland and the rest from other countries.

History of the seminars

I.Blazejewko, Poland1979
II.Melnik, Czechoslovakia1980
III.Kolobrzeg, Poland1981
IV.Piesky, Czechoslovakia1982
V.Kozubnik, Poland1983
VI.Liberec, Czechoslovakia1984
VII.Karpacz, Poland1986
VIII.Senohraby, Czechoslovakia1988
IX.Poznan–Kiekrz, Poland1990
X.Paseky nad Jizerou, Czechoslovakia1992
XI.Paseky nad Jizerou, Czechoslovakia1994
XII.Jurata, Poland1996
XIII.Liblice, Czech Republic1998
XIV.Swinoujscie, Poland2000
XV.Nectiny, Czech Republic2002
XVI.Great Mazurian Lakes, Poland2004
XVII.Znojmo, Czech Republic2006
XVIII.Zakopane, Poland2008
XIX.Telc, Czech Republic2010
XX.Ustron, Poland2012
XXI.Sezimovo Usti, Czech Republic2014