Photochemistry and Spectroscopy Department

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences


Polish Photoscience Seminar 2019


With this conference we intend to create a stimulating discussion forum for young researchers working in different research fields within and related to photophysics, photochemistry, and photobiology.

Topics include:
- fluorescence methods, including microscopy,
- Raman spectroscopy,
- infrared spectroscopy,
- photophysics in nanoscale,
- experimental, theoretical and synthesis approaches,
- single-molecule techniques,
- time-resolved photophysics.

Świętokrzyska Polana (link:

- double room: 720,43 PLN/person,
- single room: 870,43 PLN/person.

Payments should be done till 20 April for Amid Prestige, account number:

ING Bank - 27 1050 1461 1000 0090 3172 8125, providing in the transfer title: PPS2019 and the names of participants, for which the transfer is being made. Invoices will be issued during conference.

Cost includes transport from Warsaw to the conference site and return, meals, coffee breaks, book of abstracts, and a barbecue dinner.


Other attractions available in Świętokrzyska Polana (not included): swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna.


Important dates:

24 April – abstract submission,

30 April - payment deadline,

16-19 June – conference.


Registration form (link)

Invited talks:


Dr. Florian Steiner, Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Methods in Single-Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-Resolution Microscopy

Introduction to basics of fluorescence (TIRF, confocal, wide-field, TCSPC, FCS, FRET); observables in SMS-techniques (polarization, photon correlation, fluorescence lifetime); introduction to super-resolution techniques (STED, STORM/PALM, MINFLUX) and applications.

Dr. Frank Wackenhut, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry University of Tübingen

λ/2 Fabry Pérot micro-resonators in single molecule spectroscopy

Small optical micro-resonators are structures that confine light to volumes with dimensions on the order of a wavelength and hence have become increasingly important for controlling and studying light-matter interaction in integrated optics. The spontaneous emission rate of an atom or molecule depends on both the transition dipole moment (TDM) between the electronically excited state and the electronic ground state as well as on the density of optical modes of the electromagnetic field in the surrounding medium. In an optical subwavelength micro-resonator with piezo-controlled mirror separation the density of optical modes can be varied with respect to the free space in a controlled manner, and hence, also the radiative coupling of the dipole transition of the emitter to the optical field can be tuned.


We kindly acknowledge our sponsors:
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (
LOT-QuantumDesign GmbH (
Eurotek Int. (
Amecam (
SERSitive (


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