The conference will start with an opening lecture on Monday, 25 September 2017, 7:00 p.m. and will finish on Friday, 29 September 2017, after lunch, 1:30 p.m. The opening lecture will be followed by a get-together dinner. The scientific program of the conference will consist of a number of plenary sessions and a panel discussion (Thursday, 28 September 2017, afternoon) on a selected topic of more general interest and with some potential of controversy. Every regular session will typically include a plenary lecture or an invited lecture and 3-4 short oral communications. In addition, a poster session will be organised. For the panel discussion, we asked panelists to address selected topics they consider important for future developments in their areas of research in photophysics and photochemistry.

The Meeting will include the following sessions:

  • Light-molecule interactions - lessons learned from Nature - The Opening Session
  • Water, light and photocatalysis
  • Photochemistry and information processing with light
  • Photophysics in various time and space scales
  • Photodynamics and electrons
  • Proton and electron transfer
Panel discussion: Problems, dillemas and predictions - the future of science on Molecules and Light

Excursion: On Wednesday, 27 September, afternoon (2.00 pm - 7.00 p.m.), we plan an excursion. You can choose either a bus tour to a picturesque medieval Niedzica Castle or a mountain walk to Białego Valley. In any case, you are strongly adviced to take appropriate shoes and clothing with you.

Conference Dinner: After the panel discussion, on Thursday, 28 September, 7:00 p.m., a conference dinner with local folklore elements will take place in a restaurant located nearby the conference site.

The Conference Program can be downloaded here.

The Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here.