8th International Conference
on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas

May 20–25, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic


Conference center in Hotel DUO

All scientific parts of the conference will be held in the conference center of Hotel DUO. Hotel Duo offers comfort and high quality services for the event. Newly renovated spacious Congress hall "Prague" will host the scientific sessions. We will enjoy hopefully warm spring days outside, on the hotel terrace and in the summer garden, where the ice-breaker will open the event.

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Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Prague (Czech: Praha, German: Prag) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the 14th largest city in the European Union. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.26 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union.

Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of the central Europe with growing fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe. Prague is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome.

Universitas Carolina Pragensis

The oldest university in central Europe, Charles University was founded on April 7, 1348 by Charles IV, then the Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Bohemia. From its foundation, it was devoted to studia generalia and it was endowed by the emperor with all the privileges enjoyed by older European universities. In accordance with medieval conceptions of the academic range of a complete university, the newly established University had four faculties — Theology, Law, Medicine and Arts. At present, Charles University consists of seventeen faculties and educates more than 45,000 students. The faculties are centers not only for teaching, but mainly for research and scholarship.

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Mathematics and physics were traditionally taught within the frame of the Philosophical Faculty (Faculty of Arts). In 1920, the Faculty of Natural Sciences was established and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (Czech abbreviation MFF UK) separated from this faculty in 1952. Among the scholars who have worked at and/or co-operated with Charles University and its faculties while staying in Prague were Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Bernard Bolzano, Ernst Mach, Albert Einstein, Rudolf Carnap and Jaroslav Heyrovský. Now, the Faculty provides education for more than 2,200 students in fields of computer science, mathematics, and physics.


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