Work package description
Work package number and title: WP6 Strengthening of co-operation with European Centres on studies of atmospheric pollution, biological and complex systems.


  • To exchange of information, discussing results of measurements and co-ordination of future co-operation on atmospheric pollution, biological and complex systems,
  • To confirm and extend co-operation with EU on studies of vapour, aerosol, and complex systems,
  • To form of new scientific groups for research in the area of biological and complex systems.

Description of the contents:

This package aims at strengthening of co-operation with European centres on studies of atmospheric pollution, biological and complex systems.
It is planned to establish stronger links with the European centres in order to develop optical diagnostics of atmospheric particulates. This will be achieved by stronger contribution to studies of atmospheric pollution and other environmental factors through development of novel laser spectroscopic methods for better monitoring of the environment. The understanding necessary for preventative health care related to high carcinogenicity of submicron particles (clusters) present in the atmosphere can be achieved in future.
The links with medical institutions in order to develop methods for non-invasive medical diagnostics of tissues and studies of the human body will be established. This will result in the development of the techniques that are important as experimental tools in studies, for example, of the correlation between physical structure and magnetic properties of iron storage protein ferritins and hemosiderins in human tissues, Mossbauer spectroscopy measurements of iron-rich nanostructres integrated with organic and biological materials.
Co-operation with European centres on application of a broad range of spectroscopic techniques for studying complex systems such as molecular and chaotic systems will be strengthened. The expertise in advanced spectroscopic techniques will be provided for closer co-operation with European centres on studies of molecular and chaotic systems. These include e.g.,: polarisation labelling spectroscopy of diatomic molecules that allows determination of accurate molecular potentials needed to study interactions in Bose-Einstein condensates, spectroscopic studies of collisional excitation transfer, theoretical studies of quantum state engineering and microwave spectroscopy aimed at investigation of new classes of quantum chaotic systems (e.g. ray-splitting systems) - all of which help to unveil the very intricate yet deep duality between the quantum and classical descriptions of the matter and will lead to the future applications.

Persons responsible in the Centre: Profs. Maciej Kolwas, Bolesław Kozankiewicz, Leszk Sirko, and Anna Ślawska-Waniewska.