Summer School on Non-linear Spectroscopy and Open Quantum Systems

    An associated event of the Prague May Meeting

    Dates and hosting institution: June 13.-14. 2024, Charles University, Prague

    Venue: Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic

    Topics of the school: Non-linear time and frequency resolved spectroscopy with coherent and incoherent (e.g. fluorescence) detection; from atomistic description to spectra of molecular aggregates (by quantum chemistry etc.), related topics of open quantum systems theory and excitation dynamics, applications to photosynthesis and beyond


    • Jakub Dostál, ELI Beamlines: Ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy
    • Vladislav Sláma, EPFL Lausanne: From atomistic description to spectroscopy
    • Jakub Pšenčík, Charles University: Spectroscopy of photosynthetic complexes
    • Tomáš Mančal, Charles University: Open quantum system dynamics
    • Pavel Malý, Charles University: Coherently and Action-detected spectroscopy

    Participation fee: None, funded by Charles University

    Accommodation: June 12-14/15 (based on preference), University dormitory Vltava (

    Chemická 953, 148 28 Prague 4, bus 177 and metro line C station Chodov), single-person rooms with bathroom shared between two, no fee

    Food: Expenses mostly covered, University canteen and selected restaurants

    (very) Preliminary Schedule:

    Wednesday 12th: arrival, accommodation, voluntary get-together

    Thursday 13th: 9:00-12:40 Morning lectures, 14:00-17:10 Afternoon lecture + Experimental demonstration, 17:10-18:20 poster session with coffee, 18:30 Common dinner

    Friday 14th: 9:00-12:40 Morning lectures, 14:00-17:10 afternoon lectures with practical applications, 18:00 Walk through historical Prague, departure/voluntary get-together

    Expected number of participants: around 20

    Registration for the school has been closed now.

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