Auditorium Maximum UJ, Kraków, ul. Krupnicza 33


The IFJ PAN, established in 1955, is currently the largest research institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The Institute conducts basic and applied research in the field of physics and related sciences. The Conference will be held in the Auditorium Maximum which  is a modern conference and teaching facility opened in 2005. It is located in close proximity to the city center and most hotels. It features a number of rooms of varying sizes and functionalities.


Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University, opened in 2005, is a congress venue and a lecture hall, situated close to the old city. A monumental building, which referres to the ancient form of an amphitheatre was designed by the Krakow architects Stanisław Deńko and Robert Kuzianik. In 2007 Auditorium Maximum was awarded two prizes: the first prize by the Ministry of Infrastructure in the national competition for outstanding achievements of Polish construction engineering and the first prize in the competition for a public building in Kraków best adapted to the needs of handicapped people.
The construction of the Auditorium Maximum was co-financed by the EU funds. Among other sponsors there were famous Polish artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jerzy Duda-Gracz, Jerzy Nowosielski, Stanisław Rodziński, and Jan Tarasin who donated their works of art for an auction. Auditorium Maximum features the main conference hall of 1200 seats, which – if necessary – can be divided into two smaller parts of 600 seats each; one lecture room of 250 seats; two rooms of 150 seats; one of 100 seats; as well as all the necessary facilities.