The next conference in this series will be held in Grenoble, France, 21-27 July 2011

HEP2011 Grenoble

The last conference in this series was held in Manchester, England, 19-25 July 2007

Practical information


Poland is a member state of the European Union. Citizens of some non-EU countries may need a visa. Relevant information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. A letter of invitation can be provided upon request for the registered conference participants. Please take visa processing time into account.

The person applying for the official invitation letter is expected to work in the field of high-energy physics. In doubtful cases we may ask for additional information.

Currency exchange

The Polish obligatory currency is the polish zloty (abbreviation - zl). Its international code is pln.
1 zloty = 100 groszy (abbreviation - gr). Coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 gr, and 1, 2, 5 zl. There are also 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 banknotes (see Banknotes and coins).

Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, hotel receptions and banks and in many small exchange offices called "kantor". The currency exchange rates are given by the daily newspapers, internet portals and banks (see web page of The National Bank of Poland - available in Polish and English).

International credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Eurocard) are accepted in a majority of hotels, in many shops & restaurants, and can be used in most cash machines ("bankomat").

What else should you know?

Time Zone

Poland is located in the Central European Time Zone (GMT plus 1 hour)


The general emergency telephone number in Poland is 112. This will connect you to an operator who will alarm police, medical aid or the fire brigade. Police can be contacted for any urgent matter via the number 997 (more

Additional links:

tel: +48 12 662 80 82
fax: +48 12 662 80 99