Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics

27 July - 1 August 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

Social Events, Concerts

(subject to change)

An encompassing social program includes the number of social events and tours in order that participants may enjoy not only physics but also Prague during the conference, sometimes in a way, which is hardly available to common visitors of Prague.

Participants of FQMT'15 conference will have a chance to spend some time in the Wallenstein Palace garden. This could be an interesting experience for all participants and their partners since FQMT'15 participants will have an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the large Baroque garden of the Wallenstein Palace with its nice Sala Terrena for discussions during the Monday evening welcome party. It will be organized the guided tour through the whole huge Baroque complex of the Wallenstein Palace. This would be an exceptional experience by itself since it is difficult to see all these places under ordinary circumstances.

In keeping with the multidisciplinary character of the scientific program, the cultural richness of the city of Prague and the tradition of the previous FQMT conferences, the FQMT’15 program will feature concerts performed by world-class musicians, held at outstanding venues of the city: St. Simon and Juda Church (seat of the Prague Symphonic orchestra FOK), Dvořák's Hall of Rudolfinum (the seat of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and famous by concerts of Prague Spring Festival), the gothic Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle (one of the symbols of the Czech lands), and Baroque St. Margaret Church at the Břevnov Monastery.

A very special event will be the evening concert in the St. Vitus Cathedral which will be performed by excellent musicians, including the organist of the Cathedral and the Trumpeters of the Prague Castle Guards.

During concerts, the participants will enjoy works by e.g. Hildegarda of Bingen, Heinrich I. F. Biber, Pavel J. Vejvanovský, Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Franz Liszt, César Franck, Antonín Dvořák, Charles-Marie Widor, George Gershwin, and Paul Alan Levi.

Performers: Pavla Bušová, mezzo-soprano; Luboš Hucek, bassoon; Miroslav Kejmar, trumpet; Josef Kšica, piano, organ; Přemysl Kšica, organ; František Svejkovský, trumpet; Tomáš Víšek, piano; (Czech Republic); Yuval Waldman, violin (USA); Gregorian Chant Singers; Trumpeters of the Prague Castle Guard

The conference dinner will be held in the Břevnov Monastery. Dinner participants will enjoy a guided tour through the Monastery, including its cellar and brewery.

Sunday July 26, Pyramida Hotel
Welcome refreshment during registration

Monday July 27, Wallenstein Palace and its Garden
Guided tour through the Palace
Welcome Party

Tuesday July 28, St. Simon and Juda Church - detailed program
Public lecture of Marlan O. Scully
Concert of classical music

Wednesday July 29, Dvořák's Hall of Rudolfinum - detailed program
Public lecture of Gerard ’t Hooft
Concert of classical music

Thursday July 30, Saint Vitus Cathedral - detailed program
Concert of classical music

Friday July 31, Břevnov Monastery - detailed program
Guided tour through the Monastery
Conference Dinner
Concert of classical music

Saturday August 1
Guided tour through Prague

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