The social programme is included in the registration fee.
On Sunday evening before the start of the workshop itself, come to say hello to or get know your colleagues over various refreshments, including local beer and wine on the terrace of the Czech Technical University building. Conference check-in will also be possible, avoiding queues before the first session on Monday morning. In case of bad weather we can use the spacious corridors of the historical building.
On Monday evening we will have a dinner in Letenský zámeček, a Neo-Classical villa in a park on the Letná plateau over Prague.
How to get there
On foot: we will leave from the venue at 18:30 and we will walk to the restaurant. It is about 1.4 km, part is a bit steep. [map]
By tram from the venue: number 17 from Právnická fakulta to Strossmayerovo náměstí and then number 1 or 25 to Letenské náměstí. Finaly, walk 10 minutes, there is no elevation. [map]
On Wednesday afternoon there will be excursions. Please fill the survey indicating which of the four variants is the most interesting for you:
History of physics walk in the Old Town
You will visit places connected to Albert Einstein's stay as a professor at the German University in Prague in 1911-1912 and to some of the numerous physicists, mathematicians and astronomers that worked in Prague. The walk will be guided by a professor of theoretical physics at Charles University Jiří Podolský, an expert on gravity, great speaker and an enthusiast for the history of science. He served as a science advisor for the National Geographics series Genius about Albert Einstein.
The walk will start in front of the Karolinum building at 16:00. [map] Marketa Peskova will coordinate the excursion. She will leave from the venue on foot at 15:45.
Saint Wenceslas rotunda and the tower of Saint Nicholas church
Recently, remnants of a small round Romanesque church (rotunda), which was believed to be razed and lost, were found hidden in a Baroque building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in the Lesser Town. Visit the place rarely open to the public, hear its story and see rare Romanesque ceramic tiling. [more info] After that, climb the bell tower of the Baroque church of Saint Nicholas to enjoy views of the Lesser Town, Prague Castle and more. On the way, pass through a flat of the tower watchman and an observation room of the communist secret police.
We will meet for the excursion at 15:50 in front of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics building in Malostranske Namesti [map]. Jan Matousek will coordinate the excursion. He will leave from the venue on foot at 15:30.
After the excursions, come back to the conference venue to discuss the highlights of the workshop and to say goodbye to your colleagues.