Prague, Czech Republic
September 20 – 24, 2010
The series of International Symposia on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures (ISFDs) is devoted to basic and applied aspects of phenomena originating from structural changes in condensed matter connected with breaking of crystal symmetry. The scope of ISFDs covers in particular:
The symposia have been organized in even years in between International and European Meetings on Ferroelectricity:
|1.||Volgograd (Soviet Union)||1989|
|5.||State College (Pennsylvania, USA)||1998|
|10.||Prague (Czech Republic)||2010|
The venue of 10-th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures was Kaiserstejnsky Palace, Malostranske namesti 23/37 (in the middle of the photo below; see a map) in the very heart of the historical centre of the Czech capital, Prague.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for its historical monuments, classical architecture and rich cultural heritage that continues today in many theaters, concert halls, opera houses and galleries. Come and discover this wonderful city and walk in the footsteps not only of Franz Kafka and Antonin Dvorak but also of Tycho de Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Christian Doppler, Albert Einstein, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Vladimir Prelog and others.
Bus 119: Prague Airport (Letiste Ruzyne) → Dejvicka (end stop of the bus and Metro line A terminal), then take Metro: Dejvicka → Malostranska (2 stations), then take tram 12 or 20: Malostranska → Malostranske namesti (1 stop, walking distance if not carrying heavy luggage). The journey takes less than 1 hour including the changes and waiting times. The bus stop is situated directly in front of the airport terminal.
Prague public transport is fast, efficient and frequent. Metro and most daily trams and buses operate every day from 5 AM till midnight. Night trams and buses (line numbers beginning with 5) operate throughout the night. Similar to most capitals, the concentration of picpockets is elevated, be aware in the historical centre as well as on your route from/to the airport.
Basic fare of 26 CZK (approx. 1 EUR) entitles the holder to use all means of public transport (Metro, trams, buses and cable car to the Petrin hill) for up to 75 minutes including unlimited number of changes. The ticket must be validated using a yellow box while entering the first bus or tram, or while first entering designated area in Metro. After validation, just keep the ticket with you.
Tickets can be purchased at:
When entering the bus, remember to validate the ticket.
The fast bus line operates daily from 5 AM till 10 PM in regular intervals of 30 minutes. The bus stops at Prague Airport → Dejvicka (Metro A) → Masarykovo Nadrazi railway station (Metro B) → Prague Main Railway Station (Metro C). The fare is 50 CZK or 30 CZK if travelling just between the airport and Dejvicka Metro terminal.
From Dejvicka Metro terminal, use Metro and tram as described under Public transport.
The journey from the airport to Malostranske namesti (Small Side square) or any of the recommended hotels takes less than half an hour and should cost around 500 CZK. The taxi rank of both official airport companies (AAA radiotaxi and Radiocab) is situated directly in front of the airport terminal. For the journey back, we strongly recommend ordering a taxi from your hotel reception rather than finding a cab in the street.
All principal railway stations are situated along Metro stations. There are only 3 Metro lines in Prague (A, B, C) so it is not difficult to reach Malostranska station (line A). From Malostranska, take tram 12 or 20 to Malostranske namesti (1 stop).
If you decide to take a taxi, we strongly recommend ordering one rather than finding a cab in the street. For AAA radiotaxi, just call 14014 and wait 5–10 minutes until your taxi (yellow colour) picks you up.
(Photographs courtesy of fungus2)
The scientific programme of the 10-th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures was focused on:
The official language of the conference was English.
For a list of confirmed speakers for the PFM workshop, see the PFM section.
Technical programme of ISFD-10 symposium was scheduled from Monday Sept. 20 morning till Friday Sept. 25, 14:00. The parallel PFM workshop started on Wednesday Sept. 22 at 11:15 and ended on Friday Sept. 25 at 14:00. Friday afternoon was reserved for optional tours.
|9:00–10:30||Session 1||Session 5||Session 9||Session A||Session E|
|11:00–13:00||Session 2||Session 6||Session 10||Session B||Session F|
|14:40–16:30||Session 3||Session 7||Session C||Excursions|
|16:30–17:00||Tea time||Tea time||Tea time||Tea time|
|17:00–18:00||Session 4||Session 8||Poster session II||Session D|
|Evening programme||Welcome coctail||Poster session I||Concert||Conference dinner|
|18:00–19:30||Registration at Kaiserstejnsky Palace|
(Malostranske namesti 23/37, Praha 1)
| ||SESSION 1 (9:00–10:30; chair J. Petzelt)|
FERROIC DOMAIN PHYSICS IN PERSPECTIVE
|9:00||L. M. Eng (Dresden)|
Quo vadis, ferroics?
|9:45||N. Setter (Lausanne)|
Domain-walls as functional mobile interfaces
| ||SESSION 2 (11:00–13:00; chair P. Saint–GrÃ©goire)|
|11:00||W. Cao (Penn State)|
Contributions of domain walls in domain engineered ferroelectric crystals
|11:45||A. Roytburd (Maryland)|
Thermodynamics of polydomain heterostructures
|12:30||M. Polomska (Poznan)|
Ferroelastic domain structure in some hydrogen selenate and sulphate single crystals
| ||SESSION 3 (14:40–16:30; chair W. Cao)|
THEORY OF DOMAIN WALL I.
|14:40||G. Catalan (Barcelona)|
Emerging properties inside (multi)ferroic domain walls
|15:25||A. K. Tagantsev (Lausanne)|
Charged domain walls in ferroelectrics
|16:10||V. Janovec (Prague)|
Microscopic stucture of ferroelastic–ferroelectric domain walls in trigonal perovskites
| ||SESSION 4 (17:00–19:00; chair W. Schranz)|
FERROELECTRICITY AND SPIN SPIRALS
|17:00||D. Meier (Bonn)|
Imaging and control of domains in a spin-spiral multiferroic
|17:45||M. Loire (Grenoble)|
Magnetoelectric handling of antiferromagnetic domains in ferrotoroidic MnPS3
|18:10||A. Cano (Grenoble)|
Pseudo-proper ferroelectricity in thin films
|18:35||A. Scaramucci (Groningen)|
Domain walls in conical spiral multiferroics
|19:00||MONDAY POSTER SESSION|
| ||SESSION 5 ( 9:00–10:30; chair J. L. Jones)|
MATERIALS WITH A MORPHOTROPIC PHASE BOUNDARY I.
|9:00||Z.–G. Ye (Burnaby)|
Domain structure and phase symmetry in novel piezoelectric PZT and relaxor-based single crystals
|9:45||I. M. Reaney (Sheffield)|
Intermediate phases in perovskite solid solutions
| ||SESSION 6 (11:00–13:00; chair I. M. Reaney)|
MATERIALS WITH A MORPHOTROPIC PHASE BOUNDARY II.
|11:00||S. Wada (Yamanashi)|
Microstructure control and piezoelectric properties of barium titanate â€“ potassium niobate solid solution system ceramics by MPB engineering
|11:45||M. Pasciak (Canberra)|
Accessing local structure of ferroelectrics: diffuse scattering and atomistic simulations
|12:15||M. Iwata (Nagoya)|
Field Induced Transition and Behavior of the Phase Front in Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 – 8% PbTiO3
|12:30||J. L. Jones (Gainesville)|
In situ diffraction measurements reveal origin of electro-mechanical strain in ferroelectric ceramics at subcoercive, cyclic electric fields
| ||SESSION 7 (14:40–16:30; chair A. K. Tagantsev)|
THEORY OF DOMAIN WALL II.
|14:40||I. Grinberg (Pennsylvania)|
First-principles based multi-scale studies of domain wall motion in ferroelectrics
|15:25||P. Marton (Freiburg)|
Atomic-scale study of switching processes in PbTiO3 with defects
| ||SESSION 8 (17:00–19:00; chair S. Kamba)|
BISMUTH FERRITE UPDATE
|17:00||L. Q. Chen (Penn State)|
Phase–field modeling of ferroelectric domains in multiferroic BiFeO3 thin films
|17:40||A. Morelli (Halle)|
Bismuth ferrite nanostructures created by focused ion beam milling
|18:10||F. Johann (Halle)|
Strain and doping engineering of epitaxial bismuth ferrite films
|19:00||Reflections and concert in St. Nicholas Church (opposite side of the square)|
| ||SESSION 9 ( 9:00–10:30; chair L. Q. Chen)|
PHASE-FIELD MODELLING OF DOMAIN PATTERNS
|9:00||A. Artemev (Ottawa)|
Phase field modeling and thermodynamics analysis of domain structures in BaxSr(1-x)TiO3 â€“ BaySr(1-y)TiO3 bilayers
|9:30||N. Ng (Singapore)|
A real space phase field framework to simulate domain patterns in nanoferroelectrics
|9:50||P. Ondrejkovic (Prague)|
The piezoelectric response of nanotwinned BaTiO3
|10:10||T. Sluka (Lausanne)|
The effect of an elastically incompatible domain structure on the piezoelectric properties of BaTiO3
| ||SESSION 10 (11:00–13:00; chair S. Wada)|
EXTRINSIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO PIEZOELECTRICITY AND POLARIZATION REVERSAL
|11:00||D. Damjanovic (Lausanne)|
Domain wall contributions to electro-mechanical properties: new challenges
|11:35||J. Ouyang (Shandong)|
Extrinsic piezoelectric properties of epitaxial heterophase polydomain ferroelectric films
|11:50||S. Zhukov (Darmstadt)|
Polarization reversal dynamics in virgin and fatigued ferroelectric ceramics: an inhomogeneous field mechanism
|12:15||J. RÃ¶del (Darmstadt)|
Influence of electric field and mechanical stress on structure and properties of BNT-BT
| ||Free time (14:30–16:30)|
|17:00||WEDNESDAY POSTER SESSION|
| ||SESSION A (9:00–10:30; chair L. M. Eng)|
|9:00||V. Ya. Shur (Ekaterinburg)|
Formation of nanodomain structures in lithium niobate and lithium tantalate crystals
|9:45||J. F. Scott (Cambridge)|
| ||SESSION B (11:00–13:00; chair E. Soergel)|
|11:00||M. D. Fontana (Metz)|
Raman probing of antiparallel ferroelectric domains
|11:25||T. R. Volk (Moscow)|
Domain dynamics and regular domain arrays in relaxor ferroelectric SrxBa1-xNb2O6 crystals
|11:50||M. S. Nebogatikov (Ekaterinburg)|
3D imaging of the nanoscale domain structures by confocal microRaman spectroscopy in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 crystals
|12:15||M. SchrÃ¶der (Dresden)|
UV–induced domain wall conductivity in Mg-doped lithium niobate at room temperature
|12:35||A. Brugere (Grenoble)|
FEM simulation of nanodomain formation in LiTaO3
| ||SESSION C (14:40–16:30; chair G. Rosenman)|
MICRO- AND NANOSCOPIC PATERNS IN FERROELECTRICS
|14:40||E. Soergel (Bonn)|
From ferroelectric domains to photonic micro-components
|15:05||A. Haussmann (Dresden)|
Bottom-up assembly of metallic and molecular nanostructures through ferroelectric lithography
|15:30||F. Laurell (Stockholm)|
Chemical patterning of lithium niobate to obtain high fidelity domains by electric field poling
|15:50||A. Bartasyte (Nancy)|
Curious periodic domains in lithium tantalate-niobate crystals
|16:10||P. Mokry (Liberec)|
Dielectrophoretic forces generated by ferroelectric polydomain films
| ||SESSION D (17:00–19:10; chair J. Kulda)|
ADVANCES IN TECHNIQUES
|17:00||S. V. Kalinin (Oak Ridge)|
Probing bias–induced phase transitions at a single defect
|17:45||K. Ji (Tsukuba)|
Probing ultrafast relaxation dynamics of ferroelectric clusters in paraelectric BaTiO3
|18:10||A. Kholkin (Aveiro)|
Temperature and depth dependence of PFM patterns in PZN–PT
|18:30||R. Proksch (Asylum Research)|
Singing in Harmony - Multifrequency Techniques in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
|18:50||A. Bykov (NT–MDT)|
Instrumentation for PFM research in nanotechnology
| || |
| ||SESSION E ( 9: 00–10:30; chair I.Szafraniak–Wiza)|
|9:00||G. Rosenman (Tel Aviv)|
Ferroelectric and related phenomena in biological and bio-inspired nanostructural materials
|9:45||Y. Uesu (Tokyo)|
SHG microscopic observations of periodically inverted domain structures in muscle fibers
| ||SESSION F (11:00–12:35; chair A. Gruverman)|
DYNAMIC ASPECTS OF MICROSCOPIC DOMAIN STRUCTURES
|11:00||W. Schranz (Wien)|
Elastic softening and domain freezing in perovskites
|11:45||A. S. Sidorkin (Voronezh)|
Formation of domain structure and domain wall motion in real ferroelectrics and ferroelastics
|12:30||H. Seiner (Prague)|
Formation and thermally driven dynamics of interfacial microstructures in CuAlNi shape memory alloy.
|12:45||D. Shilo (Haifa)|
Dynamics of twinning processes in ferroelectrics and ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
|13:10||CLOSING SESSION (13:10–13:30)|
For the PFM workshop programme, see the PFM section.
ISFD-10 had a satellite workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) with tutorials, exhibition and practical classes.
This PFM workshop continued in the tradition of the Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshops held recently in Oak Ridge (USA), Lausanne (Switzerland), Aveiro (Portugal) and Tsukuba (Japan). The websites of the previous and forthcoming PFM meetings can be consulted at
The 9th PFM Workshop was held side by side to ISFD-10 in Prague, September 22 – 24, 2010.
The PFM technique starts to play a leading role in investigation of numerous nanoscale phenomena in polar, ferroelectric, multiferroic and related materials, such as domain structure and dynamics, polarization switching, fatigue and other local electromechanical response effects. The aim of this workshop was to promote dissemination of the related experience and to build a network of advanced practicioners of this rapidly evolving discipline. Programme included tutorial lectures by S. V. Kalinin (ORNL, USA), A. Gruverman (Univ. of Nebraska, USA), A. Kholkin (U. Aveiro, Portugal) and M. Alexe (Max Planck Institute, Germany), covering description of the basic principles of PFM operation and image interpretation as well as the highly appreciated reports on the the cutting-edge scientific achievements and most recent technical developments. Lectures were complemented by practical classes with demonstration of PFM equipment performance.
Technical programme of the PFM workshop was scheduled from Wednesday Sept. 22 at 11:15 till Friday Sept. 25 at 14:00. Friday afternoon was reserved for optional tours.
|8:50||PFM training sessions||PFM training sessions|
|9:00||Session A||Session E|
|11:00||Session B||Session F|
|14:40||Break||PFM training sessions||Session C||Excursions|
|16:30||Tea time||Tea time|
|17:00||Poster session II||Session D|
|11:15||Registration to PFM Workshop at Kaiserstejnsky Palace|
(Malostranske namesti 23/37, Praha 1)
| ||FIRST TUTORIAL SESSION (13:15–16:30)|
|13:15||Tutorial lecture 1 - by A. Gruverman (Nebraska)|
Principles and instrumental aspects of Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
|14:00||Tutorial lecture 2 - by S. Kalinin (Oak Ridge)|
Theory of PFM in piezoelectric materials
|15:00||Tutorial lecture 3 - by M. Alexe (Halle)|
PFM on nanoscale ferroelectrics: size effects, domain stability, and artifacts
|15:40||Tutorial lecture 4 - by S. Kalinin (Oak Ridge)|
High-frequency PFM and advanced imaging modes in PFM
|17:00||WEDNESDAY POSTER SESSION|
| ||MORNING TRAINING SESSIONS (8:50–12:00)|
|8:50||Programme in workgroups|
| ||SECOND TUTORIAL SESSION (13:00–14:30)|
|13:00||Tutorial lecture 5 - by A. Kholkin (Aveiro)|
Advanced topics in PFM: relaxors & polymers
|13:45||Tutorial lecture 6 - by A. Gruverman (Nebraska)|
PFM studies of polarization dynamics in capacitors
| ||AFTERNOON TRAINING SESSIONS (14:40–16:30)|
|14:40||Programme in workgroups|
| ||SESSION D (17:00–19:00)|
Joint programme with ISFD-10, including:
|18:30||R. Proksch (Asylum Research)|
Singing in Harmony - Multifrequency techniques in piezoresponse force microscopy
|18:50||A. Bykov (NTâ€“MDT)|
Instrumentation for PFM research in nanotechnology
|9:00–13:00||SESSIONS E & F|
Joint programme with ISFD-10
For the ISFD symposium programme, see the Programme section.
|Abstract submission:||May 15, 2010|
|Acceptance notification:||May 20, 2010|
|Registration and early fee payment:||July 15, 2010|
|Manuscripts:||September 20, 2010|
Registration of all participants is handled by the Conference Secretariat:
GUARANT International Ltd. /ISFD 2010
Opletalova 22, 110 00 Prague 1
Tel: +420 284 001 444
Fax: +420 284 001 448
To register for the Symposium, please complete the on-line Registration. It consists of a simple Personal data form and the Registration form where you can choose your fees as well as book your accommodation or social events. Payment by bank transfer or by Mastercard/Eurocard, VISA, Diners Club and American Express credit cards is possible after the Letter of Confirmation is issued (it will be sent to you by e-mail within 3 working days after submission of your registration form).
until July 15
after July 15
|Delegate||450 EUR||550 EUR||650 EUR|
|Students**||300 EUR||550 EUR||650 EUR|
|PFM Workshop Admittance Fee for ISFD Participants||100 EUR||160 EUR||200 EUR|
|PFM Workshop Admittance Fee Only||300 EUR||360 EUR||400 EUR|
|Accompanying Person||100 EUR||120 EUR||150 EUR|
|Conference Dinner||40 EUR||40 EUR||40 EUR|
|*||Subject to availability - early registration recommended.|
|**||Student participants must provide proof of their student status. We would like to ask you to send us a copy of a written proof to the fax number: + 420 284 001 448 or in a scanned form by email: .|
Registration Fee Includes:
PFM Fee Includes:
Accompanying Person’s Fee Includes:
Early registration fee will only be accepted if the Registration Form and payment are received by the Symposium Secretariat by July 15, 2010 at the latest.
Late registration fee will only be accepted if the Registration Form and payment are received by the Symposium Secretariat by September 19, 2010.
On-site registration will be available at the Symposium venue from September 19, 2010.
However, we recommend to consider registering in time as the conference venue has a limited capacity and we may not be able to accept late registrations.
Please read carefully the conditions on cancellation and refunds.
Lunches will be served in the restaurant Profesni dum located just a few steps from the Kaiserstejsnky Palace across the Malostranske Namesti (Small Side Square).
Only full registration fee to the ISFD Symposium (delegate or student) or PFM workshop registration fee does include lunches.
The organizers would like to thank the participants for their contributions. The ISFD and PFM programme has been finalized now and abstract submission has been closed.
Please check the length of your presentation in the programme. Within the allocated time, speakers are asked to leave about 10 percent of their time for questions and comments from the audience. Standard facilities are available :
For your presentation, you can use either your own notebook or the conference one. If you intend to use the conference notebook (preferably), please make sure to upload your presentation file well in time. Please bring in your storage medium (USB flash disk, CD ROM) to the registration office at least 4 hours in advance. You can also use our upload form (the same form you have used for sending the abstract) but only until September 16.
On the conference notebook, the following presentation file formats are supported:
For poster presentations, cork poster boards will be provided. We recommend a maximum size of 95 cm (37 inches) in width and 120 cm (47 inches) in height. Please do not use self-adhesive tapes or Velcro which will not work. Pins will be available on site.
There will be two poster sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings. All participants presenting posters are kindly asked to mount their posters on Monday, September 20 in the morning or at least before the poster session starts. The posters should be cleaned up before lunch on Friday, September 24.
The authors of accepted abstracts are invited to publish their contributions in a special issue of Phase Transitions. The Guest Editors of this special issue are
In addition to the e-version on CD, two identical hard copies of doubly spaced manuscript should be submitted at the ISFD-10 registration desk in Prague on Monday, September 20. Participants arriving to Prague after Monday, September 20 may submit their manuscripts by e-mail to
but only until September 16.
Later manuscripts will not be accepted.
The standard length of the doubly spaced manuscripts is up to 20 pages, including references and estimated space for tables and figures. For the instructions of publishing in PT see:
The reference style can be found at:
To speed up publishing in Phase Transitions, the referees will be asked to prepare their reports during the Symposium or sent them to email@example.com before October 5. To ensure a rapid publication, the deadline for final submission of the revised manuscripts to is October 29.
GUARANT International has been appointed as the official hotel accommodation agent for the International Symposium on Ferroic Domains (ISFD 2010) and will handle all related arrangements.
A number of hotels of various categories at reduced rates will be available for participants of ISFD 2010. A list of hotels can be found here:
All rates quoted are per room per night including breakfast and 10 % VAT.
All hotels are located within a reasonable distance from the Kaiserstejnsky Palace.
|Hotel||Category||Price in EUR|
SGL / DBL
|Aria||*****||229 / 229||1|
|Hoffmeister||*****||115 / 115||1|
|BW Hotel Kampa||****||90 / 96||1|
|U Brany||****||95 / 106||1||No vacancies|
|U Schnellu||****||90 / 96||1||No vacancies|
|Waldstein||****||95 / 106||1|
|Atos||***||54 / 78||2||No vacancies|
|Jeleni dvur||***||72 / 79||2|
|Kampa Garden||***||64 / 75||1||No vacancies|
|U Zlate podkovy||***||70 / 78||1|
|Strahov||student hostel||21 / 33||3|
* Travelling time to the Conference Venue:
Please note that price of accommodation is not included in the registration fees.
A detailed description of the listed hotels can be found on the conference web.
For group reservations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at e-mail address , telephone number: +420 281 001 444, or fax number: +420 284 001 448.
To make a hotel reservation, it is necessary to fill in the on-line Accommodation Form
Please note that the on-line Accommodation Form is only accessible with a password. Simply fill in the Personal Data Form and a password will be sent to you. Your password is the same for all on-line forms.
Reservations will be processed on a “first come, first-served” basis. Due to heavy demand and to the fact that distribution of rooms in many hotels is limited, accommodation cannot be guaranteed after August 10, 2010 although GUARANT International will make every effort to meet participants’ requirements.
Any reservation made after August 10, 2010 is subject to availability.
All rates quoted are per room per night including breakfast and 10% VAT. Should VAT change before the beginning of the Conference, the Conference Secretariat will automatically change the price of your hotel room and inform you in writing about the new rate.
Extras are to be paid directly at the hotel reception before departure.
A one-night deposit is required to guarantee the reservation. After the first night deposit is received, your hotel reservation will be confirmed by e-mail. The remaining amount has to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in/out.
A one-night deposit must be paid until August 10, 2010.
The full payment of hostel accommodation is required to guarantee the reservation of your accommodation at student hostel Strahov. After the full payment is received, your reservation will be confirmed in writing by e-mail.
Hostel accommodation must be paid until August 10, 2010.
Please read carefully the conditions on cancellation, changes and refunds.
Special tours and excursions have been arranged exclusively for the Delegates and Accompanying persons at the 10th International Symposium on Ferroic Domains and Micro- to Nanoscopic Structures.
A minimum number of participants is 15. Conference Secretariat reserves the right to cancel the tour for which a minimum number of participants have not registered. In this case another tour will be offered or a refund will be paid after the Conference.
Booking in advance is recommended, on-site availability cannot be guaranteed.
For booking of tours please use the appropriate online form.
|T1 - Prague Castle|
|Date:||Friday, September 24, 2010; 14:00 – 17:00|
|End:||Prague castle area|
|Price pp:||28 EUR|
|Price includes:||Admission to the Prague Castle circle B and St. Vitus Cathedral, Eng. sp. guide, no transportation.|
This half-day sightseeing tour to Prague Castle - the seat of the Czech President, includes admission to the Old Royal Palace with the Vladislav Hall, the seat of former Bohemian kings and to St Vitus Cathedral which originated from the 14th century. You will see St George’s Basilica, the Royal Garden and Golden Lane whose famous inhabitants included the writer Franz Kafka. You will have the opportunity to admire a variety of architectural styles showing the progress of European architecture throughout the centuries.
|T2 - Prague´s Jewish Ghetto (Cancelled)|
|Date:||Friday, September 24, 2010; 13:00 – 16:00|
|Price pp:||45 EUR|
|Price includes:||Admission to areas of the Jewish Quarter and the Old-New Synagogue, Eng. sp. guide, no transportation.|
This half-day walking tour will take you to the historical heart of the city – Old Town, which was settled more than 1000 years ago. The tour begins on the Old Town Square with beautiful houses, palaces and churches of various architectural styles and Prague’s famous astronomical clock. The tour continues to the Jewish Quarter. The story of Prague’s Jewish community can be traced back to the middle of the 10th century. This tour will visit the evocative Old Jewish Cemetery, which dates from the 15th century, Europe’s oldest Synagogue – the Gothic style Old-New Synagogue, the High Synagogue, the Town Hall, the Pinkas Synagogue and the Ceremonial Hall with its collection of children’s art from the Terezin concentration camp.
|T3 - Boat Cruise with Coffee and Cake|
|Date:||Friday, September 24, 2010; 14:00 – 17:00|
|End:||Old Town - close to Intercontinental hotel|
|Price pp:||38 EUR|
|Price includes:||Transfer from Kaiserstejnsky Palace to boat - short sightseeing during the transfer, 50-minute boat cruise, refreshments, Eng. sp. guide|
This tour offers you the opportunity to observe Prague from the deck of a boat. The river cruise calms the psyche, evoking a romantic atmosphere and reviving one’s fantasies. During the cruise you will have the opportunity to admire Prague’s cultural, historical and architectural jewels such as Vysehrad Castle - the former seat of medieval Czech Kings, the National Theatre - the most important and lasting symbol of Czech culture and national spirit, Palace Zofin, Lichtenstejnsky Palace with its colonnade in Art-Nouveau style – unique in Europe, the Charles Bridge and, as well, the unmistakable, unforgettable panorama of Prague Castle for which Prague has become so well-known.
Having taken in all the history, you can further enjoy the tour by relaxing over coffee and cake, and some music on the river under the ancient stone abutments of Charles Bridge.
|T4 -Prague´s Baroque (Cancelled)|
|Date:||Friday, September 24, 2010; 13:00 – 17:00|
|End:||Prague castle area - Strahov|
|Price pp:||40 EUR|
|Price includes:||Admission to St. Nicholas Church, transfer from Kaiserstejnsky Palace to Prague castle area – Pohorelec, admission to Loreto Church and Strahov Monastery, Eng. sp. guide.|
Prague’s architecture bears not only traces of the Gothic period, but also the heavy influence of the Baroque period, which contributed much to the present-day appearance of Prague. Baroque monuments can be found almost every step of the way in the city. This tour includes the former Strahov Monastery, which was founded in 1140 but reconstructed in the Baroque style in the 17th century. You will visit its remarkable interiors, including its Theological and Philosophical Halls. The tour also includes the Loreto Church, an entire complex that grew around the Santa Clara shrine and is one of the purest examples of Prague Baroque. Lastly, the tour will visit the Church of St. Nicholas, a landmark of the Lesser Quarter, which was designed by two of the most famous architects of Prague Baroque – Kristof Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignac.
Please read carefully the conditions on cancellation, changes and refunds.
|Conference Chair:||Jirka Hlinka|
|Programme Chair:||Vaclav Janovec|
|Scientific Secretary:||Alexey Bubnov|
|Editorial Secretary:||Ivan Gregora|
Traditionally over a hundred top experts from around the world including Japan, USA, Canada, Russia, China and Australia as well as representatives of companies producing and utilizing new materials based on domain structures are participating in the ISFD Symposium and as well as in the PFM workshop. Important role in successful organization of the Symposium is the participation of sponsors and exhibitors. For more information, please contact us through . We would appreciate very much if your company or organization could take part in the Symposium.
GUARANT International Ltd, Czech Republic
Opletalova 22, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 284001404
Fax: +420 284001448
Institute of Physics AS CR
Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 266052134
Fax: +420 286890527
Web site: http://palata.fzu.cz/isfd10/