Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

The formal colloquium of the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences it the main ongoing periodic series of lectures in physics and related science, of interest to members of the Institute. It is held from 1977. Colloquium speakers are primarily domestic and foreign scholars of established reputation, but also less-known physicists with remarkable and current scientific achievements. The colloquium is held once a month from September to June, usually at 3:15 PM on the last Tuesday of the month in the Auditorium of the Institute of Physics. Colloquia are open to the public, and are preceded by a coffee/the reception at the Institute.

For future information about the colloquia, pleace contact Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Dietl (, current chairman of the colloquium committee.


We are pleased to announce that on March 27th 2018 (Tuesday) at 15:15 in the Institute of Physics, in the L. Sosnowski's auditorium will be held colloquium of the Institute of Physics PAS, in which:

Dr. Damien Thompson

from Department of Physics at University of Limerick, Ireland, will give a lecture entitled:

Nanoscale computer-aided design of supramolecular materials

We cordially invite to attend the colloquium and please to inform other interested persons. Before the colloquium, at 14:45, participants are welcome for coffee, tea and biscuits.

  Colloquium Committee


      In this talk I will describe the difficulties encountered in designing materials at the nanoscale and present recent research in which computer simulations are used to guide experiments to create novel materials for devices. I will describe our attempts to decipher design rules for the synthesis of large-area molecular tunnel junctions with giant rectification of electrical current, graphene-based molecular sensors, and piezoelectric amino acid crystals.