IRG PHENICS CNRS International Research Group

PHENICS is acting as a major network of cooperation on photochromism gathering research teams from China, France, Germany, Japan and Russia.

PHoto-switchablE orgaNIC molecular systems & deviceS


In the frame of CNRS school program, IRG Phenics & French Research Group on “Molecular magnetism and switching” ( are organizing an Advanced School dealing with molecular engineering and investigation of photoswitchable systems from 7 to 10 December 2014 in Dourdan, 50 km from Paris.

Specialists of the field will give lectures for researchers, graduate students, newcomers in the field, and colleagues who are not used to deal with photoswitchable systems, by exposing basics, as well as specific aspects requested by the action of light, while investigating photoswitchable systems. English will be the language of the School. Brainstorming/workshop sessions is also planned to share your experiences with the attendees.

This school is supported by the Japanese Research Group, Photosynergetics (


Important informations:

1) Pre-Registration is extended until 20 October 2014.

2) Pre-Registration is needed to access registration step and pay inscription fees (until 3 November). Only participants who pre-registered can finally register and pay inscription fees until 3 November

3) Pre-Registration should be done through the CNRS site by following this link and selecting the photoswitch school,

4) Registration fees include accommodation in single or double room and all meals, in single room : 576 € all taxes includes (480 € exclusive of taxes), in double room : 504 € all taxes included (420 € exclusive of taxes)

note: For CNRS agent, don’t forget to precise that you belong to the CNRS. In the frame of this school, CNRS agents will be exempted of fees (in the limit of the CNRS financial support on a first come first served basis).

5) The symposium will be completed by a the annual meeting of French Research Group on “Molecular magnetism and switching” from 10 to 12 December 2014. Inscription and registration are independent (