It is my great pleasure to welcome you in Kraków at the 17th International Congress on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - ICTAC 2020. The Congress is intended to give the opportunity to researchers, interested in thermal analysis and calorimetry, to meet and to discuss the results of their latest research works. The Congress topics are of considerable interest and attract the interest of numerous scientists both in academia and in industry. One of the aims is to further the understanding of the role of thermal analysis and calorimetry in energy and materials research as these methods continuously develop over the last years.
ICTAC 2020 Congress contains eight sessions - Thermodynamics, Thermochemistry and Kinetics; Instrumentation; Inorganic Materials; Polymers and Organic Compounds; Materials Science; Energy; Life Science; and Colloids and Coordination Chemistry. During the Congress Robert Mackenzie memorial lecture, and several plenary lectures will be given by outstanding scientists. For young scientists, Rigaku-ICTAC Young Scientist Award and ICTAC Travel Grants will be offered.
The venue of the Congress - Kraków - is a historic and beautiful city, rightly viewed by visitors as a “magical” one. Kraków is an important academic centre, and education and culture were distinctive features of the city from the very beginning. The cathedral school, established in 1150, and then Jagiellonian University founded in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great, were the great educational and academic establishments the city is proud of.
Now in Kraków there are eighteen state and private universities, which are home to over 140,000 students, making the city one of the most important academic centers in Poland and in central and eastern Europe.
We do hope you will actively participate in the ICTAC 2020 Congress and we wish you a pleasant and productive stay in Kraków !