The 8th International Workshop on Advanced Spectroscopy and Optical Materials (IWASOM) starts on Sunday, 7 July 2024, and finishes on Friday, 12 July 2024. The Workshop will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physic and Informatics, Institute of Experimental Physics of the University of Gdańsk. The Faculty is situated in the Campus of the University of Gdańsk in Gdańsk Przymorze (see the map of campus).

Gdańsk is the Polish maritime capital with the population nearing half a million. It is a large centre of economic life, science, culture, and a popular tourist destination. Lying on the Bay of Gdańsk and the southern cost of the Baltic Sea the city is a thousand years old. With its Hanseatic tradition, it has for ages played a major role in the commercial relationships between Northern and Western Europe on the one hand, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand. Today, Gdańsk is the capital of the Pomeranian province and an important administration centre.

For more information, see an excellent web page of Gdańsk and tourism information (see For Tourists).

The conference place can be easily reached by any means of transportation.

By plane

In recent years, Lech Wałęsa Airport in Gdańsk has become one of the main air transport centres in Poland. The airport provides numerous convenient connections to major European airports. Direct flights to Gdańsk can be checked here.

From Lech Walesa Airport in Gdańsk Rębiechowo you can take a train (best option), taxi or a bus.

Visitors are recommended to install the Jakdojade app, a convenient tool for checking tram, bus, and SKM train schedules, as well as purchasing tickets effortlessly, simplifying their travel within the city.

Train timetable can be found on web page. You start at Gdańsk Port Lotniczy and take a train in direction of Gdańsk Wrzeszcz (some trains go also to Gdańsk Główny). If you want to go directly to conference place you have to alight at Strzyża railway station (sixth stop). If you want to go to Gdańsk Główny station and you did not cought direct train, you will have to change train in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz (seventh stop), and take SKM in direction Gdańsk Główny (or Gdańsk Śródmieście). The SKM train tickets – you can buy the tickets in a ticket machine at the railway station or directly from the conductor at the head of the train.

Time table of buses is under links 110, 210, N3 (night bus). All buses go to Gdańsk Wrzeszcz. Bus tickets – you can buy the tickets in a bus or in a ticket machine at the bus stop.

By train

If you want to get to Gdańsk by train you should alight at the station Gdańsk Wrzeszcz or Gdańsk Oliwa. Then you should transfer to a SKM train and alight at the station Gdańsk Przymorze Uniwersytet Gdański. SKM train timetables are available on SKM web page. SKM train tickets – you can buy the tickets in a ticket machine at the railway station or directly from the conductor at the head of the train.

By car

If you go by car the conference address is:

University of Gdańsk

Faculty of Mathematics, Physic and Informatics
Institute of Experimental Physics

Wita Stwosza street no. 57
80-308 Gdańsk, Poland

Public transportation

The Campus of the University of Gdańsk is very well communicated with the other parts of Gdańsk and also Sopot and Gdynia.

Train

SKM train train – is one of the easiest way to transport in Tricity (Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot). SKM train timetables are available here. SKM train tickets – you can buy the tickets in a ticket machine or ticket office at the railway station or directly from the conductor at the head of the train.

Tram

Trams are going from Campus of the University of Gdańsk to Gdańsk Oliwa – tram no. 5, 6, 12 (park, cathedral church), Gdańsk Jelitkowo – tram no. 6 (beach) and to the centre of Gdańsk – tram no. 6 and 12.

Buses

122 (direction Sopot or Gdańsk Wrzeszcz/Airport). It stops near Campus of the University of Gdańsk.
149 from Campus of the University of Gdańsk goes to Gdańsk Wrzeszcz railway station.

Buses and trams timetables you can find on ZTM web page.

Taxi

Taxi is the best solution for return from late night parties. It is not too expensive. When taking a taxi, it is better to call a cab than to take one from a taxi rank – you get the right for price reduction.

Uber and Bolt taxi services are readily available and accessible in Gdańsk, providing convenient transportation options for the visitors.

Weather

In Poland, the long term average temperature in this time of spring is 18°C. However, daily minimum and maximum temperatures go down to +10°C (50°F) and up to +26°C (78°F). For more information about the actual weather conditions in Gdańsk, please click here.

Time

The time zone is GMT + 1 hour.

Voltage

Electricity in Poland is 230 Volt AC.

Money and banking

Polish currency is Polish złoty (PLN or zł). The exchange rate of złoty to other currencies is variable. So we recommend to check the rate before you visit Poland. You can check current rate here.

Currency exchange: If you wish to exchange euro (or other currency) into PLN you have at your disposal exchange desks at border crossings, airports, railway stations, travel offices, hotels and special exchange counters called “kantor”. Traveler’s check can be exchanged at every bank, but not at private exchange counters. No commission fee is charged at kantors. Cash machines are very common.There are many banks in Poland. They are usually open from Monday till Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.