The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute
of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences ​​​​(IFJ PAN)

Laboratory of Radiometric Expertise



We have a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference


which will be held in Kraków (Poland), from 27th to 31st May, 2019


The conference is addressed to scientists of different specializations, medical doctors and others who work or are interested in natural radioactivity (focused especially on radon and thoron isotopes). The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences has been organizing since 2000 the serial conferences, traditionally called RADON IN THE ENVIRONMENT. In 2000 and 2005 there were national conferences. This is the third international meeting; the previous ones took place in Zakopane, Poland (2009) and in Kraków (2015).

Research on radon/thoron and its progeny has been conducted all over the world for many years. The conference is expected to provide a forum to explore and discuss new scientific initiatives. European Union Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom laid down Basic Safety Standards (EU BSS) for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. Under the new Directive radon takes on particular significance. Thus, we hope that our conference will be a helpful scientific meeting for all participants.

The conference will include oral and poster sessions. Apart from that we plan a new kind of a session. It is commonly known that the most interesting and fruitful part of each conference is short coffee break time. Thus, we propose one special session during which everybody will have possibility to individually ask or discuss interesting for them subjects with experts of different radon fields (there will be “Topic Tables” with “radon free” cup of tea or coffee). We expect that this session will also give you opportunity to start new cooperation, to learn something new about radon problems.

In the frame of the conference the VII ERA Workshop will take place. The title of the Workshop is "Radon measurements: calibration, quality assurance and measurement protocols". The conference fee covers your participation in the Workshop.


The conference language will be English.

Conference venue:
The Conference will take place in the center of Kraków (southern part of Poland).
All sessions will be held at the International Cultural Centre, 25 Main Market Square (Rynek Główny 25).


Conference proceedings
Invited talks, contributed seminars and posters will be a subject of a referee review and will be published. The detailed information will be available later.

Kraków is Poland’s second largest city and the country’s main tourist destination. The city remains the culture capital of Poland and its seven universities and nearly twenty other institutions of higher learning make Krakow the country’s principal center of science and education. The city boasts hundreds of historical buildings, from medieval churches to Art Nouveau edifices. Krakow’s most popular ancient monuments are Wawel Royal Castle , Wawel Cathedral , St. Mary’s church, Collegium Maius, Cloth Hall, Barbican, St. Florian Gate , Tyniec Abbey, Old Synagogue and many others.

We hope that you will find time and nice places in Kraków to meet together and establish not only radon cooperation but also new friendships.



Jadwiga Mazur

Tel. +48 12 6628 332
Fax: +48 12 6628 458

Krzysztof Kozak
Assoc. Prof. (IFJ PAN)

Tel. +48 12 6628 332
Fax: +48 12 6628 458