Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to invite you to the fourth Lithuanian-Ukrainian-Polish meeting on physics of ferroelectrics. The conference returns to Lithuania and will be held on 5th-9th of September 2016. The meeting will take place in Palanga – a small town near the seaside which is a popular holiday resort well renowned for fascinating dunes.

The ferroelectric communities of Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland developed fruitful collaborations over the years. This lead to a joint decision to establish a meeting which is held every two years. The first meeting was organized in Taujėnai, Lithuania in 2010. Afterwards, it was in Lviv, Ukraine in 2012 and Wroclaw, Poland in 2014.

The important purpose of this symposium is to continue collaborations and extend them further by involving young scientists and students who are encouraged to participate. It is an important task to pass the knowledge to the younger generation and involve them in the current activities. For this purpose, young phD students will have reduced fees and are highly encouraged to participate in the meeting.

The conference also welcomes scientists from all around the world to share their experience and present the latest results. Past conferences attracted professionals from Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia and others. This indicates the significance and high scientific level of the conference.

The meeting is a great opportunity to visit Palanga and send off the summer surrounded by the scent of pines and Baltic Sea. I am looking forward to seeing you at this outstanding meeting in Palanga.

Best regards,
Chairman of the conference prof. Jūras Banys