27 November 2020

First Episode of the Arqus Knowledge Pills Podcast Series Released

The first episode of the new podcast series “Arqus Knowledge Pills” is released on occasion of the European Researchers’ Night. A new podcast series named “Arqus Knowledge Pills” brings the scientific...

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25 November 2020

Prof. Šikšnys: scientific breakthrough occurs in places where talented scientists are concentrated and infrastructure necessary for their work is…

Based in the Saulėtekis Valley, the largest and most modern research base in Lithuania is going to expand - in three years it will accommodate the modern faculties of Chemistry...

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24 November 2020

Leipzig University Offers a Mini Course of German Language

Sneak Peek: Learn German B1. Trial lesson on events and festivals in the framework of Arqus Leipzig University celebrates its birthday on 2nd December - and would like to celebrate with...

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24 November 2020

VU Business School Participated in First Online Study Fair

This November Vilnius University (VU) Business School has participated in the first online edition of the De Vinci Study Abroad Fair, organized by partners Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in...

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23 November 2020

VU students repeat the success story by becoming the best team of this year’s iGEM competition

Lithuania made news at the largest international competition of synthetic biology iGEM held on 13-22 November. The Vilnius-Lithuania iGEM team, which has been participating in this prestigious competition for six...

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23 November 2020

Third Arqus Academic Debate: Energy as a Pillar, Driver and Goal of Today's World

The third Arqus Academic Debate, "Energy as a pillar, driver and goal of today's world", is already on our calendars! It will take place on 2nd December at 6 pm...

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Vilnius to Host Important Conference of European Physicists

Vilnius E. Kurausko nuotr The 14th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons (ECAMP'14) will be held in Vilnius, bringing together more than 400 scientists from across the continent to Lithuania’s capital. Vilnius was selected to host the conference in 2022, following an application submitted by Vilnius University and Go Vilnius, the city’s tourism and business development agency.

For a few days in July 2022, Vilnius will serve as an important meeting point for global experts in atomic, molecular and optical physics, who will gather to discuss the latest research in these areas.

The main organiser of the ECAMP'14 conference in Lithuania is the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University’s (VU) Faculty of Physics. Gediminas Juzeliūnas, a distinguished professor of VU who works in the field of cold atoms and quantum optics, has been nominated as the Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee. Professor Juzeliūnas will organise the conference together with Darius Abramavičius, a professor of the Institute of Chemical Physics of VU Faculty of Physics who is studying the dynamics of molecular excitations and quantum relaxation theory, and Gediminas Gaigalas, a specialist of atomic physics and professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of VU Faculty of Physics.

“This will be the first conference on atoms, molecules and photons of this scale and nature in Lithuania. The conference will collect some 400 scientists from around the world who will exchange their latest knowledge and expertise in physics. This large-scale conference will provide a great possibility for experts in different fields of physics to discuss, develop new scientific ideas, and forge stronger relationships,” says Gediminas Juzeliūnas.

“Vilnius is proud of its strong community of physicists. Both academically and professionally, the achievements of the scientists working in Vilnius are recognised worldwide. This aspect was especially important when competing with other cities for the opportunity to hold such a significant conference, as the conference organisers pay special attention to the activities of local academic communities, in addition to considering things like infrastructure and communication,” remarks Go Vilnius Director Inga Romanovskienė.

Organisers select a venue for these types of conferences 3-5 years prior to the event date. Cities actively compete to host international events because best practices and knowledge are shared at international conferences, and future joint projects are agreed upon. In addition to that, the financial benefits are also important – an event like ECAMP is estimated to bring EUR 800,000 to the city.

ECAMP is a major conference organised by the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics of the European Physical Society, and is held every three years since 1982 in various European cities. Its latest event, ECAMP'13, took place in April this year in Florence, Italy, where Vilnius was selected to host the ECAMP'14 conference.

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