General Information

The Cracow Epiphany Conference has had a different topic every year. The series started in 1995. By bringing in new subjects and inviting new participants every year the meetings offer a general forum to discuss the frontiers of physics. The number of participants is about one hundred and there are up to thirty invited talks.

Place, registration and correspondence:

The conference will be held in the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, 17 Slawkowska Street, Cracow, Poland which is located in the very heart of the town (see map). Participation by invitation only. Persons interested in attending the conference and in getting help with accommodation in Cracow please send e-mail to before November 20th, 2013.

Phone: +48 12 662 82 21(Jolanta Mosurek)
Mobile phone: +48 515 294 563
Fax: +48 12 662 80 02

About the city

Cracow is one of the places in the world which have been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The architectural complex of the Old Town has survived all the cataclysms of the past and preserved the same, unchanged layout since the Middle Ages. The Old Town together with the Wieliczka Salt Mine have been recognized as some of the most valuable architectural treasures of the world. There are over 300 town-houses and 58 churches and palaces, all considered historical monuments just within the old centre of Cracow and that is just a small part of all the monuments of this city. Cracow, which had been the capital of the Polish state until the 17th century and has kept the character of a spiritual capital till the present day, is at the same time an important cultural centre. Cracow is the oldest Polish academic centre, with the Jagiellonian University founded in 1364, the second oldest university in Central Europe.

How to get there

A number of flights connect Cracow airport, the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice, to many international destinations.

From the Cracow airport you can reach the town by:

  • Taxi:
    Kraków Airport Taxi service is the official partner of John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice - the fare for a ride from the airport to The Florianska Gate (in the city center) is approximately 70 PLN (i.e. about 16 EUR) and you can pay by cash or by electronic card.
    There are several taxi companies operating in Kraków (e.g. Megataxi +48 12 19 625 -> 33 PLN i.e. about 8EUR). They can be identified by the company names or phone numbers (such as +48 12 19*** for mobile phones) marked on the vehicles. You can pay by credit card and, in most of the taxies, also by electronic card. So to be sure, ask about the payment methods while calling or entering a taxi.
    There is also another options you can chose - iCar, and then the fare approximately is 36 PLN (i.e. about 9 EUR) but you can pay only by cash.
  • bus - get #208, #292 or #902 to the Main Railway Station/Bus Station (check time table);
  • train (recommended) - from Balice to Kraków Główny (approximate 12 zlotiesi.e.about 3,00 euros, train time table).

Cracow is also well connected to the railway and roads. Useful links and maps you can find here.

Accommodation and getting around in Cracow

You will be lodged in the University Guest houses at 7a Garbarska Street (Bursa Pigonia located in the courtyard behind the building # 7), tel. +48 12 422-30-08, 422 67 66, 429 63 31 or at 49 Florianska Street, tel +48 12 421-12-25, 429 17 87. Garbarska Street is only two streetcar stops (# 4,14,20,24) away from the Main Train Station. Florianska Street is in the Old Town, within a walking distance from the Main Train Station and the Main Market Square; see the map. Accommodation will be in single rooms (for families in double) with breakfast. Please, note that number of rooms is limited, especially at Florianska Street. The Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences is located at 17 Slawkowska Street within 5 min. walk from the Guest houses; see the map


H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN Jagiellonian University Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences AGH University of Science and Technology The M. Smoluchowski Scientific Consortium

Sponsored by

Ministry of Science and Higher Education,
Polish Academy of Sciences
and National Science Centre