The 6th Balkan school on Nuclear Physics will take place in the city of Troyan in Bulgaria on September 17-24th , 2008. The school is organized biannually in even years and is hosted in turn by different Balkan countries. Previous schools took place in Istanbul (1998), Bodrum (2000), Thessaloniki (2002), Bodrum (2004) and Brasov (2006). The school aims at bringing together Ph.D. students and young researchers coming mainly from the Balkan countries with senior scientists who lecture on some of the hottest topics of contemporary nuclear physics research. The exact cost of participation will be announced in early 2008.
Troyan, beautifully situated at the foot of the Balkan mountains, offers a wide choice of free time activities. Early September promises mild, sunny weather, inviting outdoor recreation. Be sure to bring sturdy walking boots and clothing suitable for excursions and strolls. During your visit to Troyan you will also have a unique chance to become acquainted with the Bulgarian folklore and cultural traditions. Nearby are the old Troyan Monastery (established in the 16 century), whose frescoes of were painted by the famous Bulgarian artist, Zahari Zograf from the Samokov school of art and iconography, as well as the village of Oreshaka, hosting the exhibition and bazaar of art crafts and applied arts.