International Conference on Precision Physics and Fundamental Physical Constants (FFK-2017)
15-19.05.2017, Warsaw, Poland


The International Conference on Precision Physics and Fundamental Constants is organized by the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.

The Conference follows the conference and series of workshops on Precision Physics and Fundamental Physical Constants (2008-2015) which took place in Budapest (Hungary), St. Petersburg (Russia), Stará Lesná (Slovakia) and Dubna (Russia). For the conference of 2015 look at For the meeting of 2014 look at

Main topics:

  • Fundamental physical constants
  • Precision measurements in atomic and molecular physics
  • Precision measurements in low energy particle physics and astrophysics
  • Precision tests of fundamental interaction theories
  • Exotic atoms

The official language of the conference is English.

Contact: ffk2017-at-fuw-dot-edu-dot-pl


  • Savely G. Karshenboim (MPQ Munich, Germany & Pulkovo Observatory, Russia), co-chairman
  • Krzysztof Pachucki (University of Warsaw, Poland), co-chairman

Advisory Board:

  • Andrzej Czarnecki (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
  • Simon I. Eidelman (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Victor V. Flambaum (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • Michal Hnatič (Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia & JINR, Dubna, Russia)
  • Masaki Hori (MPQ Munich, Germany & U. Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dezső Horváth (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Vladimir I. Korobov (JINR, Dubna, Russia)
  • Estefania de Mirandes (BIPM, Sèvres, France)
  • Vladimir Shabaev (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Eberhard Widmann (SMI, Vienna, Austria)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Grzegorz Łach
  • Krzysztof Pachucki

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  • Andrei Arbuzov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)
  • Damir Aznabayev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Russia)
  • Dimitar Bakalov (Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy,Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
  • Askhat Bekbayev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Russia)
  • Ohayon Ben (Hebrew University The Racah Institute of Physics, Israel)
  • Jan Christopher Bernauer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Georg Bison (Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland)
  • Paweł Czachorowski (University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, Poland)
  • Petar Danev (Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
  • Jan Derezinski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Eberhard Dr. WIDMANN (Stefan Meyer Institute for subatomic Physics Austrian Academy of Sciences, Österreich)
  • Kjeld Eikema (LaserLaB Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Filip Ficek (Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Helene Fleurbaey (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel / UPMC / CNRS / ENS, France)
  • Christof Gaiser (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Berlin, Germany)
  • Roberto Maria Gavioso (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy)
  • Livio Gianfrani (Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy)
  • Dmitry Glazov (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Eric A. Hessels (York University, Canada)
  • Dezso Horvath (Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary)
  • Shui Ming Hu (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
  • Bogumil Jeziorski (Faculty of Chemistry University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Klaus P. Jungmann (University of Groningen Van Swinderen Institute, The Netherlands)
  • Savely Karshenboim (LMU, Pulkovo Observatory, MPQ, Germany)
  • Andrei Kataev (Institure for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
  • Viktor Khmara (Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Institute of Physics, Slovakia)
  • Vladimir Korobov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia)
  • Evgeny Korzinin (D.I.Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology, Russia)
  • Julian J. Krauth (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany)
  • Claudio Lenz Cesar (Instituto de Fisica - UFRJ - Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil (and CERN), Brazil)
  • Hua Linqiang (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Daniel Lisak (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Instytut Fizyki, Poland)
  • Grzegorz Łach (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Aleksei Malyshev (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Daria Mironova (Department of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Emiliano Mocchiutti (INFN - Trieste, Italy)
  • Andreas Mooser (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Donald Morton (National Research Council of Canada, Canada)
  • Edmund Myers (Florida State University, USA)
  • Nir Nevo Dinur (TRIUMF, Canada)
  • Natalia S. Oreshkina (Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany)
  • Krzysztof Pachucki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Vojtěch Patkóš (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic)
  • Wencui Peng (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Gilad Perez (Weizmann Inst., Israel)
  • Randolf Pohl (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)
  • Mariusz Puchalski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Chemistry, Poland)
  • Jonathan Sapirstein (University of Notre Dame Department of Physics, USA)
  • Vladimir Shabaev (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Boris Shwartz (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia)
  • Roman Skibiński (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Yevgeny Stadnik (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Sven Sturm (Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik, Germany)
  • Yu Sun (University of Science and Technology of China, 中国)
  • Barry Taylor (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Andrea Vacchi ( INFN Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy)
  • Wim Vassen (LaserLaB Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Anna Viatkina (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany)
  • Anna Volchkova (St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
  • Sergey Volkov (Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Lars von der Wense (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Jochen Walz (Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Helmholtz-Institut Mainz, Germany)
  • Piotr Wcislo (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Polska)
  • Gunther Wichmann (Institute for Particle Physics / ETHZ, Switzerland)
  • Albert Wienczek (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Bruno Ximenez Rodrigues Alves (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Vladimir Yerokhin (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia)
  • Pauline Yzombard (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany)
  • Jaroslav Zamastil (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Chemical Physics, Czech Republic)
  • Zhen-Xiang Zhong (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Scicences, China)
  • Magdalena Zientkiewicz (Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw, Poland)


Lectures will start on Tuesday morning (May 16th) and end on Friday afternoon (May 19th).

Conference schedule

16:00 - 18:00registration
18:00 - 20:00reception
8:30 - 9:00coffee and tea
Atomic and molecular spectroscopy
9:00 - 9:30Kjeld Eikema, Precision Ramsey-comb spectroscopy in H2 at deep-UV wavelengths
9:30 - 10:00Daniel Lisak, Cavity-enhanced spectroscopy of molecular hydrogen with absolute frequency axis
10:00 - 10:30Wim Vassen, Ultracold 4He and 3He spectroscopy: QED test, line shapes and nuclear sizes
10:30 - 11:00coffee break
11:00 - 11:30Yu Sun, Testing QED with precision spectroscopy of the helium atom
11:30 - 12:00Eric Hessels, Precision measurements of the n=2 fine structure of hydrogen and helium
12:00 - 12:30Helene Fleurbaey, High resolution spectroscopy of 1S-3S transition in Hydrogen
12:30 - 14:30lunch break
Magnetic moments
14:30 - 15:00Sven Sturm, Precision measurements of the magnetic moment of highly charged ions and determination of fundamental constants
15:00 - 15:30Jochen Walz, The magnetic moment of the proton
15:30 - 16:00Andreas Mooser, Constraining the Fundamental Properties of the Antiproton
16:00 - 16:30coffee break
Antimatter spectroscopy
16:30 - 17:00Claudio Lenz Cesar, Laser spectroscopy of antihydrogen in the ALPHA collaboration
17:00 - 17:30Pauline Yzombard, The antimatter gravity experiment AEGIS
17:30 - 18:00Guenter Wichmann, CW Spectroscopy of Positronium
8:30 - 9:00coffee and tea
Muonic atoms and nuclear charge radii
9:00 - 9:30Randolf Pohl, Laser spectroscopy of muonic atoms
9:30 - 10:00Jan C. Bernauer, The Precision Frontier in Lepton-Proton-Scattering
10:00 - 10:30Andrea Vacchi, Emiliano Mocchiutti, Studies of the muon transfer process in a mixture of hydrogen and higher Z gas. The path towards the precision spectroscopic measurement of the hyperfine splitting (hfs) in the 1S state of muonic hydrogen ∆Ehfs(μ-p)1S
10:30 - 11:00coffee break
11:00 - 11:30Julian J. Krauth, The Lamb shift of the muonic helium-3 ion
11:30 - 12:00Nir Nevo Dinur, Improved nuclear structure corrections for spectroscopy of muonic atoms
12:00 - 12:30Roman Skibiński, New generation of nuclear forces applied to few-nucleon systems
12:30 - 14:30lunch break
SM tests and extensions
14:30 - 15:00Klaus Jungmann, Parity Violation in Heavy Atoms and Searches for Permanent Electric Dipole Moments
15:00 - 15:30Georg Bison, Towards a new limit for the neutron EDM
15:30 - 16:00Dezso Horvath, Search for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider, FFK-2019 Intro
16:00 - 16:30coffee break
16:30 - 17:00Boris Shwartz, Muon (g-2) experiments and hadronic cross section in e+e-
17:00 - 17:30Andrei Kataev, The massless analytical corrections to total cross-section of e^+e^- to the leptons-antilepton pairs through one photon exchange at the O(\alpha^4) level in QED and beyond and the test through the relation to the consequences of the conformal symmetry and of its violation in massless QED
17:30 - 18:00Andrei Arbuzov, Michel parameters in radiative muon and tau lepton decays. Higher-order radiative corrections to low-energy electron-proton scattering.
8:30 - 9:00coffee and tea
Metrology and fundamental constants
9:00 - 9:30Barry Taylor, The New SI
9:30 - 10:00Bogumił Jeziorski, Theoretical determination of properties of helium for new temperature and pressure standards
10:00 - 10:30Livio Gianfrani, Advances in Doppler Broadening Thermometry for the spectroscopic determination of the Boltzmann constant
10:30 - 11:00coffee break
11:00 - 11:30Edmund Myers, Precision Atomic Mass Ratios of Light Ions
11:30 - 12:00Lars von der Wense, On the direct detection of the Thorium-229 nuclear isomer
12:00 - 12:30Piotr Wcislo, Searching for transient variations of the fine-structure constant with optical atomic clocks
12:30 - 14:30lunch break
14:30 - 15:00Natalia Oreshkina, Variation of the fine-structure constant and the electron-proton mass ratio in simple ions
15:00 - 15:30Gilad Perez, Constraining light new physics with isotope shift spectroscopy
15:30 - 16:00Yevgeny Stadnik, Variation of the fundamental constants produced by dark matter and exotic bosons
16:00 - 16:30coffee break
Short lectures
16:30 - 16:45Ohayon Ben, NEAT: Neon Atom Trap experiment for β-decay studies
16:45 - 17:00Anna Viatkina, Isotope shifts, non-linearity of King plot and search for nuclear island of stability
17:00 - 17:15Filip Ficek, Constraints on exotic interactions coming from the helium fine structure
17:15 - 17:30Damir Aznabayev, The hyperfine structure of the ground state in the helium-muonic atoms
17:30 - 17:45Evgeny Korzinin, QED theory of light muonic atoms
8:30 - 9:00coffee and tea
Atomic QED theory
9:00 - 9:30Vladimir Shabaev, QED calculations of highly charged ions and heavy atoms
9:30 - 10:00Jonathan Sapirstein, Coordinate-space approach to vacuum polarization
10:00 - 10:30Vladimir Yerokhin, The bound-electron g factor in light ions
10:30 - 11:00coffee break
11:00 - 11:30Mariusz Puchalski, Accurate properties of lithium-like systems calculated using explicitly correlated functions
11:30 - 12:00Vojtěch Patkóš, Higher-order recoil corrections in Helium and Helium-like ions
12:00 - 12:30Jaroslav Zamastil, Quantum electrodynamics on background Coulomb field
12:30 - 14:30lunch break
14:30 - 15:00Vladimir Korobov, Precision Spectroscopy of Light Atoms and Molecules and Fundamental Constants
15:00 - 15:30Dimitar Bakalov, Nuclear size effects in the spectrum of hydrogen-like systems
Short lectures
15:30 - 15:45Zhen-Xiang Zhong, m(alpha)^6 order corrections of hydrogen molecular ions
15:45 - 16:00Aleksei Malyshev, Ab initio calculations of the energies of B-like ions
16:00 - 16:30coffee break
16:30 - 16:45Anna Volchkova, Nuclear magnetic shielding in boronlike ions
16:45 - 17:00Sergei Volkov, New method of high-precision electron's anomalous magnetic moment calculation in QED
17:00 - 17:15Askhat Bekbayev, Spectroscopy of molecular hydrogen ions
17:15 - 17:30Daria Mironova, Relativistic calculations of the Lamb shift in highly charged molecules and atoms in the frame of the molecular operator approach
17:30 - 17:45Viktor Khmara, Quasicrossings of the energy terms in the two-Coulomb-centre problem
17:45 - 18:00Dmitry Glazov, Recursive scheme of the perturbation theory for high-precision calculations in atoms and ions

Venue and travel

All sessions will take place in the building of Biological and Chemical Research Center, located at ul. Żwirki i Wigury 101, 200 meters from Faculty of Physics, Ochota University Campus.

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Railway stations closest to the conference venue are Warszawa Centralna and Warszawa Zachodnia. Current timetables can be found here.

Hotels near conference venue:

  • Radisson Blu Sobieski - suggested. There is a special offer for conference participiants. Details on page. Offer is valid until March 15th.

  • Golden Tulip
  • Campanile
  • Premiere Classe

  • ibis Reduta
  • ibis budget Reduta

  • University hotel Sokrates offers limited number of rooms for which accomodation costs in the period may 15-19 will be covered by sponsors. The costs of extended stay beyond this period shall be covered by the participant. Regarding public transportation, there is a direct bus connection (line no. 136) between hotel and Faculty of Physics.


Conference fee

Until May 10th, 2017100 EUR / 440 PLN
On-site120 EUR / 528 PLN

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